Introducing new online course: STEMwork Sprint bridges industry and classrooms

STEMwork Sprint is an innovative project-based learning online course that supports K-12 educators in establishing and sustaining education/industry partnerships with local STEM employers.

Project-Based Learning Online STEM Course

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership developed STEMwork to address the need to build connections between education and industry to guide K-12 students to viable regional career pathways and fuel economic engines with local talent. STEMwork also offers a hybrid option, which includes in-person and online components. STEMwork Sprint is fully online and gives teachers a practical framework for seamlessly integrating industry partnerships into their classrooms through project-based learning.

The STEMwork Sprint project-based learning online course features eight asynchronous interactive modules on project-based instructional design and local business partnerships. Modules include videos and infographics. STEMwork Sprint is offered through N.C. State University’s Reporter platform. Participants can finish the self-directed course in five months and complete the course within an online learning community.

Who is STEMwork Sprint for?

  • Any K-12 educator looking to build meaningful industry connections and enhance their understanding of project-based learning online.

What is the time commitment?

  • Dedicate 5 hours each month on average to complete 8 modules from January to May.

What are the benefits?

  • Earn 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 5 in content, 2 in digital competencies, and 1 in literacy.
  • Build skills to develop and maintain meaningful connections with local business and industry leaders.
  • Benefit from a trained facilitator who will provide valuable feedback throughout the course.
  • Experience an immersive and engaging virtual learning platform, leveraging videos, e-learning tools, and infographics.

What’s the cost?

  • The course is $500 per individual. Check with your school or district for availability of funds for professional development. 

Ready to transform your teaching approach and enrich your classroom with industry connections? Enroll now and take the first step towards a more impactful and connected educational experience.

Don’t miss out—limited spots are available! Secure your spot today.