Practical Strategies for Using Project-Based Learning to Enhance Your STEM Instruction, Grades K-8

Online Course

Course Objective/Goals

This course focuses on five core elements essential to successfully implementing PBL to enhance STEM in grade K-8 classrooms: planning, launching the lesson, managing the middle, integrating assessments, and the final project. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how these core elements provide a framework for implementing PBL/STEM across grade levels and content areas.

You will learn how to:

  • design PBL/STEM projects that keep students engaged and eager to learn throughout the PBL process
  • launch projects that fully involve students in the learning process and lead to dynamic learning opportunities
  • create a classroom environment where practice brings success and all students can achieve
  • help your students overcome the paralysis of failure and learn how to grow from their mistakes

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How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

EDTU 9012


"I really loved this class.  Project based learning is so fun  but can be challenging to plan. This class provided a great framework showing teachers how to set up an project based learning plan to make things easy effective and fun."
              - S. Cipolletti

"I really enjoyed this course.  It helped me see first hand PBS in action especially at different levels!  I am able to take lots of notes from information shared by the teachers in the videos.  Like seeing how the students and teachers respond to each other."
              - G. McGeever

"This was the perfect course for me. I have been using stem activities in my classroom often   but this will make them far more effective learning experiences!"
              - B. Ingle

"I enjoyed seeing how simple it is to incorporate PBL into the classroom. I liked listening to the type of questioned the teachers used to prompt students and help keep them engaged and thinking about their project. I also like how this way of learning is creating an authentic learning environment."
              - B. Armstrong

"The course was easy to navigate and complete in my own time. The resources provided were very helpful."
              - L. Ballew


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