STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education is the first resource to offer an integrated STEM curricula encompassing the entire K-12 spectrum, with complete grade-level learning based on a spiraled approach to building conceptual understanding. A team of over thirty STEM education professionals from across the U.S. collaborated on the important work of mapping out the Common Core standards in mathematics and English/language arts, the Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations, and the Framework for 21st Century Learning into a coordinated, integrated, STEM education curriculum map.
The book is structured in three main parts—Conceptualizing STEM, STEM Curriculum Maps, and Building Capacity for STEM—designed to build common understandings of integrated STEM, provide rich curriculum maps for implementing integrated STEM at the classroom level, and supports to enable systemic transformation to an integrated STEM approach. The STEM Road Map places the power into educators’ hands to implement integrated STEM learning within their classrooms without the need for extensive resources, making it a reality for all students.
Table of Contents
Part One: Conceptualizing STEM
Chapter One: The Need for a STEM Road Map
Tamara J. Moore, Purdue University; Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University; Erin E. Peters-Burton, George Mason University; and Selcen S. Guzey, Purdue University
Chapter Two: The Emergence of STEM
Catherine Koehler, Southern Connecticut State University; Ian C. Binns, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Mark A. Bloom, Dallas Baptist University
Chapter Three: Integrated STEM Education
Lynn A. Bryan, Purdue University; Tamara J. Moore, Purdue University; Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University; and Gillian H. Roehrig, University of Minnesota
Part Two: STEM Curriculum Maps
Chapter Four: The STEM Road Map for Grades K-2
Catherine Koehler, Southern Connecticut State University; Mark A. Bloom, Dallas Baptist University; and Andrea R. Milner, Adrian College
Chapter Five: The STEM Road Map for Grades 3-5
Brenda M. Capobianco, Purdue University; Carolyn Parker, Johns Hopkins University; Amanda Laurier, Johns Hopkins University; and Jennifer Rankin, Frostburg State University
Chapter Six: The STEM Road Map for Grades 6-8
Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University; Tamara J. Moore, Purdue University; Juliana Utley, Oklahoma State University; Jonathan Breiner, University of Cincinnati; Steven R. Burton, Loudon County Public Schools; Erin E. Peters-Burton, George Mason University; Janet Walton, Purdue University; and Chea L. Parton, Purdue University
Chapter Seven: The STEM Road Map for Grades 9-12
Erin E. Peters-Burton, George Mason University; Padmanabhan Seshaiver, George Mason University; Steven R. Burton, Loudon County Public Schools; Jennifer Drake-Patrick, George Mason University; and Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University
Part Three: Building Capacity for STEM
Chapter Eight: Data-Driven STEM Assessment
Toni A. Sondergeld, Bowling Green State University; Kristin L.K. Koskey, University of Akron; Gregory E. Stone, University of Toledo; and Erin E. Peters-Burton, George Mason University
Chapter Nine: Sociotransformative STEM Education
Alberto J. Rodriguez, Purdue University
Chapter Ten: Effective STEM Professional Development
Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University; and Toni A. Sondergeld, Bowling Green State University
Chapter Eleven: Effective STEM Program Characteristics, Start-up, and Advocacy for STEM
Shaun Yoder, Education First; Susan Bodary, Education First; and Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University
Appendix A: Sample STEM Module One: Grade 7
Janet Walton, Purdue University and James M. Caruthers, Purdue University
Appendix B: Sample STEM Module Two: Grade K
Jennifer Suh, George Mason University
Appendix C: Sample STEM Road Map Module Curriculum Planning Template
About the Contributors
Carla C. Johnson is Associate Dean for Engagement and Global Affairs and Professor of Science Education, College of Education, Purdue University, USA.
Erin E. Peters-Burton is Division Director and Associate Professor of Education-Science Education and Educational Psychology, George Mason University, USA.
Tamara J. Moore is Associate Professor, Engineering Education, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, USA.
"Classroom teachers will find valuable information as they peruse the information pertaining to their grade level in this 362 page reference book. The description of STEM Notebooks and how to use them in K–2 was one such piece of valuable information for me. As a classroom teacher, this is the kind of book best read in the summer when I have time to digest it and apply to my planning for the coming year."
Jeff Barger, NSTA Recommends