ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Responding to research about the importance of STEM education in early childhood, NSTA Press has published a new foundational guide, Integrating STEM Teaching and Learning Into the K–2 Classroom. The book gives elementary school teachers background and strategies to engage their young students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) without overwhelming the school day.
The 10 chapters begin by covering what makes STEM education different, key elements of STEM teaching and learning, and ways to blend STEM with the core reading block. Then the book describes four completed projects from actual classrooms—projects with names like “Baby Bear’s Chair” and “A Pond Habitat.” A template shows teachers the process for developing their own STEM experiences. The final chapter tells how one district created a culture of STEM teaching and learning when education partners committed to working together toward a common goal.
Based in both research and real-world experience, Integrating STEM Teaching and Learning provides professional learning experiences to help teachers make connections between STEM topics and the everyday activities they’re already doing with their students.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of Integrating STEM Teaching and Learning Into the K–2 Classroom and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 116-page book is priced at $31.45 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $25.16. (Stock # PB450X; ISBN # 978-1-68140-620-6)
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA's membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
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