CHAPTER 5: TEACH TO DEVELOP STEM TALENT
This chapter develops four Key Understandings (p. 88). Use these to guide your reading, and review them again at the end of the chapter to check for understanding.
In what ways have you experienced any of the causes of the STEM Talent Gap?
As with Chapter 4, this chapter can serve as a reference that you can come back to later when you are doing your own writing. For now, use the same reading procedure:
Read the STEM aptitude definitions, Table 5.0, p. 89.
Read the STEM aptitude descriptions, 1 – 5 (blue boxes).
Read the student-directed goals, Table 5.1, p. 91.
Choose TWO of the five STEM aptitudes and read the talent goal frame development process. Pay particular attention to the design features of the performances of understanding. You will be developing these in your Differentiated Lesson Plan and Unit Plan.
Which two STEM talent goals did you choose to read? Why?
In reading this chapter, what new insights have you gained about teaching to develop STEM talent?