A Practice-based Model of STEM Teaching

STEM Students on the Stage (SOS)TM

  • Alpaslan Sahin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Literature about STEM Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder, Mauren Cavalcanti, Kayla Blyman
      Pages 3-14
    3. S. Enrico P. Indiogine
      Pages 15-28
  3. Description of STEM SOS Model

  4. Components of STEM SOS Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Bulent Dogan, Bernard Robin
      Pages 77-94
    3. Robert Thornton, Keri Bell
      Pages 95-109
    4. Pam Srinivasan
      Pages 111-121
    5. Farjana Yasmin, Levent Sakar
      Pages 123-131
    6. Cynthia Sargent, Freda Husic
      Pages 133-147
    7. Burak Yilmaz, Eugene Kenedy, Tevfik Eski
      Pages 149-157
    8. Oner Ulvi Celepcikay, Soner Tarim
      Pages 159-169
  5. Model Outcomes

  6. Teachers’ Voice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  7. Resources for Teachers and Students

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Alpaslan Sahin
      Pages 227-311

About this book


The STEM Students on the Stage (SOS)™ model was developed by Harmony Public Schools with the goal of teaching rigorous content in an engaging, fun and effective way. In this book, you will learn that the STEM SOS model is not only helping students learn STEM content and develop 21st-century skills, but also helping teachers improve their classroom climate through increased student-teacher communication and a reduction in classroom management issues. There are at least two ways in which this book is innovative. First, you will find student videos and websites associated with QR codes; readers can use their QR readers to watch student videos related to the content in the chapter and see student e-portfolio samples at their Google sites. This provides the opportunity to see that what is discussed in the book actually happened. Second, the book is not about a theory; it is an actual implemented model that has evolved through the years and has been used in more than 25 schools since 2012. Every year, the model continues to be improved to increase its rigor and ease of implementation for both teachers and students. In addition to using the book as a classroom teacher resource and guide, it can also be used as a textbook in advanced graduate level curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and STEM education programs. Therefore, STEM educators, leaders, pre-service and in-service teachers and graduate students will all benefit from reading this book. Appendices will be one of the favorite aspects of this book for teachers who are constantly looking for ready-to-use student and teacher handouts and activities. Full handouts, including formative and summative assessments materials and grading rubrics, will provide an opportunity for teachers and curriculum directors to understand the ideas and secrets behind the STEM SOS model. Lastly, STEM directors will find this to be one of the best STEM teaching model examples on the market because the model has fully accessible student and teacher handouts, assessment materials, rubrics and hundreds of student products (e-portfolios including video presentations and project brochures) online.


Interdisciplinary Practice-based STEM Approach Project-based learning Students on the Stage (SOS) inquiry

Editors and affiliations

  • Alpaslan Sahin
    • 1
  1. 1.Harmony Public SchoolsHoustonUSA

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