Educators can use a new NSTA Press guide to align their science curriculum with state standards while meeting the growing demand for instruction in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The advice in STEM, Standards, and Strategies for High-Quality Units is versatile enough for schools that are developing a new STEM program, adapting current instructional materials, or creating new materials of their own.
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The book’s author is thought leader and curriculum expert Rodger W. Bybee. He wrote it to be useful for individual teachers, professional learning communities, and professional developers. The book offers explicit directions for how these different groups can use the book’s background information and activities at each step of developing a standards-based STEM unit. Throughout, Bybee draws on contemporary educational strategies such as the 5E Instructional Model, backward design, and lesson study.
STEM, Standards, and Strategies is designed to help educators create coherent, high-quality classroom materials that are both effective for learning and practical for teaching.
For additional information about STEM, Standards, and Strategies for High-Quality Units or to purchase a copy of 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 190-page book is priced at $34.07 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $27.26. (Stock # PB453X; ISBN #978-1-68140-626-8)
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