Course Syllabus


Literacy and STEM in Action

From using a storybook as a jumping-off point for a provocation to integrating a formal essay after analyzing data sets, literacy plays an essential part in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Science communications. Teachers who have infused their STEM curriculum with language arts, and vice versa, discover ways to create relevance showcasing the connections of STEM in everyday life. Educators who adopt a cross-curricular way of learning also find it easy to create opportunities for their students to engage in collaboration and critical thinking.  

This course will highlight some ways that you can look at using literacy and STEM in your classroom. 

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

    1. Explore literacy connections to support student learning in STEM.
    2. Utilize strategies to support student's ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
    3. Implement strategies to support students in viewing and reviewing multiple modes of scientific communication.


This course is a self-paced course. To obtain your completion badge for this course you will have to complete one self-reflection question in one module.

Grade Level

This course is suitable for educators teaching Kindergarten to Grade 9.

Estimate Duration

This course should take you 60 minutes to complete one module. You may decide to complete more than one module, but the requirement to receive your badge of completion of one module and the self-reflection question.

Earn your badge 

You will have to complete a final self-reflection to receive your digital badge. This badge can be added to your professional portfolio. Completion of this course counts towards the requirements for the Learning Pathway: STEM Cross-Curricular Learning.

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