Developing a Teacher Training Program for Elementary Schools’ STEAM Education Initiative
Young Park, JiHyun Kim, Yuna Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea (South)
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education in K-12 education has drawn attention both in US and Korea recently. Accordingly, in the winter of 2012, funded by the Korean government, our university developed a teacher-training program for STEAM education initiative and offered it to 80 elementary schools’ teachers. Its goal was to teach what STEAM education means and to share the current status of advanced science and technology. And the program aimed to share various ideas, suggestions, and resources of how STEAM education can be implemented in the classrooms. To achieve these goals, we built and utilized a resources-based interactive learning environment with a variety of materials. And the program was developed and implemented through different strategies and emphases for the participants’ most valuable learning experiences. Here, we describe the training program’s purpose, emphases, implementation, and results.
Park, Y., Kim, J. & Kim, Y. (2012). Developing a Teacher Training Program for Elementary Schools’ STEAM Education Initiative. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 232-236). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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