Teacher Resources

The goal of the Get into Energy / Get into STEM program is not only to help students see the exciting STEM career opportunities available in the energy industry. It also strives to provide educators with free but very valuable tools and information to help our future workforce Get into STEM.

Teacher Resources

The goal of the Get into Energy / Get into STEM program is not only to help students see the exciting STEM career opportunities available in the energy industry. It also strives to provide educators with free but very valuable tools and information to help our future workforce Get into STEM.

What Are STEM Skills?

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Below are some of the key STEM skills that high-quality STEM instruction emphasizes.

Problem Solving

Effective lessons focus on real-world, relatable problems to which students can productively work to propose solutions.

Creativity

High-quality STEM teaching should allow for multiple approaches to a problem as well as creative, out-of-the-box solutions. Mistakes and failed attempts along the way should highlighted as opportunities for deeper learning.

Inquiry Skills

Great STEM instruction requires hands-on, minds-on student learning. Students should be actively engaged as the main drivers of the learning and given opportunities to actually construct their learning. They should be proposing the ideas, generating and testing solutions, and making decisions based on data to understand how to refine ideas further.

Math & Science Skills

At the base of STEM problems are the mathematics and science skills that students are learning in school and must apply in pursuit of solutions. The mathematics and science students use in a STEM lesson should connect to and extend current coursework, helping students to see the connections between key ideas and between subject areas.

Engineering-Design Thinking

In solving STEM problems, students should be expected to utilize engineering-design thinking. In this kind of thinking, students identify the problem at hand, research potential solutions, build prototypes, test, redesign, test again, and iterate further as needed, all toward building a functional solution.

Critical Thinking

Effective STEM lessons require students to analyze information, evaluate designs, reflect on their thinking, synthesize new ideas, and propose creative solutions. All of these skills are vital to building students into independent critical thinkers.

Collaboration

Big challenges are rarely solved by individuals. High-quality STEM instruction also involves teaching students to work as a productive part of a collaborative team.

You can help prepare your students for the energy industry’s pre-employment testing with the Get Into Energy Test Prep Workshop.

ABOUT US

Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM is a ground-breaking program designed to build awareness among students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and others about the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and the excellent career opportunities available in the energy industry.

Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM is managed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas, and nuclear utilities and their associations.

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