NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

FLP 8: Grow w/STEAM, Part II

EDUC 2000

This course will allow teachers to apply National Ag Matrix STEAM lessons, Food, Land, and People (FLP) STEAM lessons and other related lessons, as introduced by the instructors, in their curriculum during the school year. This course will provide the opportunity to identify and use project or problem-based learning, that will result in effective products or processes addressing real world problems with the application of STEAM. Participants will also explore opportunities for art to naturally fit into the STEM arena as an applied subject. The course will provide an overview of strategies, materials, curriculum development, and research related to assisting the Pre-K- 12th grade educators to better understand the interdependence of agriculture, the environment, and human needs through lessons in multiple curriculum areas: language arts, science, health, art, consumer education, mathematics, social studies, geography, and more.

Objectives:

1.  Understand how agricultural concepts can be integrated into the curriculum by applying STEAM activities with real world applications. To heighten the awareness level of how agriculture impacts our raw resources, processing, and our relationship with food, land, and people.

2.  Use STEAM focus lessons available in FLP and the AITC Curriculum Matrix, guide group activities (large, small, and cooperative), provide for individual differences and learning styles, and evaluate students’ learning.

3. Develop understanding, thinking skills, creativity, and improve communication skills in the learning environment with students.

4. Use FLP lessons and the AITC Curriculum Matrix to see how they integrate curriculum and reference the lesson alignment to the National Core Standards. Develop an understanding of the relationship and ties to the ND State Standards.

5. Provide the opportunity to identify and use project or problem-based learning that will result in effective products or processes addressing real world problems. (See attached)

6. To use instructional media FLP CD’s and other related materials.

Textbooks:

Food, Land & People 2nd edition Resources for Leaning CD, FLP STEM Lessons, www.agclassroom.org Curriculum Matrix, www.foodlandpeople.org , www.ndaginclassroom.org.