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Why are each of these vital to Ultimate STEM Lessons (5 Key Components):
Pedagogical flexibility allows for differentiation, impromptu lessons, and alternative assessment. This opens the door to interdisciplinary connections and allows for greater “teachable moments”.
2. Teacher as Facilitator & Student Collaboration
Teacher as a facilitator creates activities which allow students to take ownership of their own learning to become experts through student collaboration.
3. Student Choice
Student choice allows for alternative assessment, increased student engagement, differentiation as students are invested in their own learning.
4. Student Engagement
Student engagement allows students to be active participants in their own learning, keeping them captivated and interested.
Creativity allows for multiple intelligences, with open interpretations that exceed teacher expectations and plays on students’ strengths.