Course Description

This course is designed to help teachers encourage every student in the fields of STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The course introduces the great demand for STEM skills, reasons why students fail to enter STEM careers, and follows the examples of how people from under-represented groups found their passions in STEM and found their niches in life. The course also discusses how teachers can help all students succeed in STEM, with discussion of topics such as English Language Learners, students with dyslexia, ways to accommodate and make curricula accessible.  The course culminates in the planning of a lesson to use in the classroom designed by the student, roughly based on Stanford's Design Education Toolkit (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test), incorporating knowledge gained from the course and taking a transdisciplinary perspective.

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Section Title
STEM for Diverse Learners
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (2 units) $380.00
Available for Credit
2 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Design Thinking for Educators (online, pdf)
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Dyslexic Advantage

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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