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Engineering in elementary STEM education : curriculum design, instruction, learning, and assessment

Author: Christine M Cunningham; Richard A Duschl
Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press ; Boston, MA : The Museum of Science, Boston, [2018] ©2018
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Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of Science team that has spent 15 years developing elementary engineering  Read more...
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Cunningham, Christine M., 1969-
Engineering in elementary STEM education.
New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017054049
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine M Cunningham; Richard A Duschl
ISBN: 9780807758779 0807758779 9780807758786 0807758787
OCLC Number: 1006484309
Description: xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I INTRODUCING ENGINEERING TO ELEMENTARY EDUCATION --
1.Why Make Engineering Part of Elementary Instruction? --
Students' Conceptions of Technology and Engineering --
Why Elementary Engineering? --
2.Putting the Spotlight on the "E" in STEM Education --
STEM Disciplines and Definitions --
STEM in K-12 Schools --
Together but Not (Yet) Equal --
Relationships Between S, T, E, and M in Elementary Classrooms --
Integrating Science, Engineering, and Mathematics in an Elementary Classroom --
pt. II CONSIDERATIONS FOR CURRICULUM DESIGN, INSTRUCTION, AND LEARNING --
3.Core Engineering Concepts: What Does Engineering Look Like in the Elementary Classroom? --
Core Engineering Concept: Engineers Use an Engineering Design Process --
Core Engineering Concept: Materials and Their Properties --
Core Engineering Concepts in the Classroom: 1st-Graders Design Hand Pollinators --
4.Engaging in Authentic Engineering Work Note continued: Engineering in NGSS: Out of the Shadows but Not in the Limelight --
NGSS Engineering Practices --
Engineering Habits of Mind: Putting Engineering in the Spotlight --
5.Engineering Design Principles for Inclusivity --
Category 1 Set Learning in a Real-World Context --
Category 2 Present Design Challenges That Are Authentic to Engineering Practice --
Category 3 Scaffold Student Work --
Category 4 Demonstrate That Everyone Can Engineer --
6.Teaching Engineering --
Teacher 1 "I Don't Have Any Extra Time!" --
Teacher 2 "There Are So Many Materials to Prepare!" --
Teacher 3 "How Am I Going to Manage My Students' Varied, Creative Designs?" --
Teacher 4 "My Students Won't Like It When Their Designs Don't Work" --
Teacher 5 "I Don't Know How to Grade My Students on Engineering" --
Teacher 6 "I Have Kids in My Class Who Will Be Left Behind" --
pt. III LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE --
7.Impacts of Engineering Education --
Impacts on Students Note continued: Engineering in Classrooms --
Impacts on Teachers --
Impacts on Schools --
8.Conclusion: Engineering Engineering Education --
Ask --
Imagine --
Plan --
Create --
Improve.
Responsibility: Christine M. Cunningham ; foreword by Richard A. Duschl.

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