The STEM Challenge Training is a 9-day course that teaches students each component and job that goes into an entire STEM Challenge (Figure 1). Each of the 7 steps (Identify Problem, Research, Develop Solution, Design, Build, Test and Evaluate) are taught explicitly in 15-30-minute lessons.

Figure 1. STEM concept
Figure 1. STEM concept

By the end of the challenge, students will understand the STEM Challenge job roles (Project Manager, Designer, Engineer, Supply Manager), how to share ideas and communicate observations, collaborate with a team, and complete an entire STEM Challenge.

Steps Involved in STEM Challenge Training

Figure 2. Steps involved in STEM training
Figure 2. Steps involved in STEM training

Course by: Mr. Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones is a kindergarten science and social studies teacher at T.H. Rogers School (https://www.houstonisd.org/rogersms) for students identified as gifted and talented. He focuses on integrating STEM curriculum as well as Augmented and Virtual Reality. You can follow him on Twitter at Anthony_Wade_