Presentation on theme: "CROSS CURRICULAR PLANNING FOR THE STEM CLASSROOM Spring PD 2014 Kristal Cheek."— Presentation transcript:
CROSS CURRICULAR PLANNING FOR THE STEM CLASSROOM Spring PD 2014 Kristal Cheek
What did you hope to learn from this PD session? What is the content for your next lesson series? WORKSHOP EXPECTATIONS What is your inquiry focus? Write out your daily schedule.
CROSS CURRICULAR PURPOSE Integration of content areas: what we learn is not in isolation Continuous interactions with themes/big ideas throughout the day Make Connections to learning
Math Ch. 5 Understanding Multiplication Arrays X by 2’s X by 4’s X by 1 & 0
Rows __4__ Columns__2__ Rows X Columns = Product 4 X 2 = 8 How many people can ride this roller coaster at the same time?
Reading Engineer: Oksana Wall Harry Traver INTEGRATING THE CURRICULUM Writing The Pike in Long Beach My Day at the Amusement Park
Science Engineering a roller coaster Energy INTEGRATING THE CURRICULUM Social Studies The Cyclone Racer The Pike in Long Beach
TECHNOLOGY Roller coasters Change over time Your ideas?
WHY USE A UNIVERSAL THEME? Themes
Provides a scaffolding or organizational tool to organize information, especially from various disciplines. Facilitates greater retention of subject matter as students make connections within, among and across disciplines Advances an understanding of a core curriculum to a higher level of knowing by introducing a global concept and promoting an understanding of related generalizations.
Necessitates the use of critical and creative thinking, problem solving and research skills in an integrated and contextual manner. What would the Theme be for the unit lessons that were shared?
PLANNING TIME Look back to your notes from the start of the workshop. 1.What lessons are you planning for you r unit of study? 2.How can you integrated other curricular areas into your unit of study?