What is STEMucation Academy?
STEMucation Academy is a 16-week online, self-paced program uniquely suited for math and science teachers (grade 3-12). Participants are trained to use engineering as the “context” to teach any standard-based “content”. During the program, participants develop a stronger understanding of the Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and Engineering Design Process (EDP) teaching methodologies through various activities. Each participant must be able to teach the CBL-EDP curricular unit developed as part of the program within the semester the program is taken. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive 45 contact hours and have the option of purchasing credit hours from Ashland University.
Registration for the STEMucation Academy Online PD Program begins January 1, 2019 with cohorts forming shortly thereafter.
STEMucation Academy provides you with a coach that will assist you in the development of a complete unit. STEMucation Academy is a sustainability program developed through the National Science Foundation- funded Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science Program (CEEM) at the University of Cincinnati. It is being offered through a cooperative partnership with the Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) and was developed through more than seven years of designing, testing, and implementing.
To date, over 325 implemented units have been archived in a database that can be searched by academic standard, grade level, or subjects. Building on someone else’s idea is not nearly as daunting a task as designing one independently. STEMucation Academy focuses on building confidence in developing challenge based units and using the engineering design process to teach and instill confidence that these new teaching pedagogies can be successfully implemented.
The benefits of teaching engineering design include, but are not limited to:
For more information contact Ann Drake, STEMucation Administrator at STEMucationAcad@gmail.com
Right to Cancel
You have the right to cancel your participation within 14 days after receipt of your acceptance to the STEMucation Academy from SECO without giving any reason. Cancellation will not affect your ability to study with us in the future. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us, either by email (STEMAcad@gmail.com) or by writing to:
You may use the model cancellation form, but it is not obligatory.
Please visit STEMucation Academy's website to get a more complete picture of the program. You will find more information about STEMucation Academy, sample units, a wealth of resources, and contact information for the program directors. Don't forget to follow them on Facebook @STEMucationAcademy.