# STEM Courses

Elementary Science and Math | Middle School Science | Middle School Math | High School Chemistry | High School Physics | High School Earth/Space Science | High School Biology | High School Engineering | High School Math

### Highly Qualified Certificate in Elementary Science and Math (5 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides K-5 teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom using the mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Science Concepts for Elementary Educators Part 1*focuses on using the five E’s (evaluate, engage, explore, explain, and extend) to teach physical science and earth/space science concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders. This course also presents strategies for engaging today’s digital learners along with a wealth of resources that can be integrated into any classroom.*Core Science Concepts for Elementary Educators Part 2*continues with a focus on earth/space science and then moves into life science concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders. Educators become comfortable using technological resources and mobile technology to enhance the science curriculum and improve the learning experience of all students.*Core Math Concepts for Elementary Educators Part 1*covers key concepts in mathematical operations, algebraic thinking, number and operations in base ten, and data interpretation as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders. In addition, strategies for teaching these concepts using mobile technologies are included throughout the course.*Core Math Concepts for Elementary Educators Part 2*covers key concepts in fractions, geometry, and measurement as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders. This course also includes strategies for engaging and motivating students with technology-based lessons that meet the needs of SLD, ELL, on-level, and gifted students.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in Middle School Science (5 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides middle school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Physical Science Concepts*for Middle School Educators focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Earth/Space Science Concepts for Middle School Educators*covers key concepts in areas recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Natural Science Concepts for Middle School Educators*covers key concepts in areas recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching Middle School Science*focuses on specific methods for teaching science in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in Middle School Math (4 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides middle school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Concepts in Numbers and Algebra for Middle School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Math Concepts Geometry, Probability, and Statistics for Middle School Educators*covers key math concepts recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching Middle School and Math*focuses on specific methods for teaching math in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in High School Chemistry (4 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides high school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Chemistry Concepts Part 1 for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Chemistry Concepts Part 2 for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching High School Chemistry*focuses on specific methods for teaching chemistry in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in High School Physics (4 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides high school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Physics Concepts Part 1 for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Physics Concepts Part 2 for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching High School Physics*focuses on specific methods for teaching physics in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in High School Earth/Space Science (4 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides high school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Earth Science Concepts for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Space Concepts for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching High School Science*focuses on specific methods for teaching science in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in High School Biology (4 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides high school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Biology Concepts Part 1 for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Biology Concepts Part 2 for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching High School Biology*focuses on specific methods for teaching biology in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in High School Engineering (6 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides high school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Concepts in Mechanical Engineering for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Concepts in Electrical Engineering for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Concepts in Chemical Engineering for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Concepts in Civil Engineering for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching High School Engineering*focuses on specific methods for teaching engineering in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

### Highly Qualified Certificate in High School Math (5 courses)

*Technology Driven Classrooms – Engaging the iGeneration*provides high school teachers with methods and resources to enhance STEM related learning inside and outside the classroom through mobile technologies their students use. One of the many goals of this course is to create iTeachers.*Core Algebra Concepts for High School Educators*focuses on key concepts as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Geometry Concepts for High School Educators*covers key concepts as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Core Algebra 2/PreCalulus Concepts for High School Educators*covers key concepts as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and state DOE/school district stakeholders.*Strategies for Teaching High School Math*focuses on specific methods for teaching math in a way that is meaningful and interesting and is in line with the Common Core Standards.

Each series of cost-effective courses will prepare teachers to be highly qualified to teach the core concepts of science and math, which will better prepare their iGeneration students for a successful future. These courses are appropriate for current teachers, for teachers looking for employment, and for preparing teachers to be comfortable teaching STEM concepts at any level.

Note: Approximately 140 Ohio K-12 educators have completed the first course in the series and formal research is available at: http://www.21cls.com/tdc/research.