Moving Toward NGSS: Visualizing K-8 Engineering Education
Dr. Christine Cunningham,
Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston; Project Director, Engineering Is Elementary
Program Manager, Engineering is Elementary
- Course duration: May 16 – 30
- Live web seminar dates: May 16, 23, and 30
- Member price: $179
- Nonmember price: $199
This short course will provide practical insights into teaching engineering in the
elementary or middle school classroom. Through synchronous web seminars and asynchronous
discussions, K-8 educators will begin to build a foundation for integrating and
implementing engineering practices into their instruction. During this course participants
- learn more about what the terms technology and engineering mean in the context of
the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),
- discover how to integrate engineering concepts with science instruction,
- watch videos of these concepts in action to better understand how engineering practices
manifest themselves in the classroom, and
- discuss pedagogical strategies that can support the development of robust engineering
experiences for students.
Course participants will practice a variety of strategies for the classroom and
share their insights with a community of K-8 teachers interested in building their
capacity for engaging students with engineering practices.
The course will run from May 16 to May 30, 2013. Participants will attend three
web seminars and contribute to discussion forums in the days between live sessions.
Participants should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours on this online course,
including synchronous and asynchronous components.
Live Web Seminar Dates:
- May 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. eastern standard time
- May 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m. eastern standard time
- May 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m. eastern standard time
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