Supporting the Implementation of NGSS through Research: Engineering

This web seminar took place on November 4, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time. Introduced by Al Byers, the Associate Executive Director for Services at NSTA, this web seminar was led by Tamara J. Moore and Senay Purzer from Purdue University.


Based on a position paper they co-wrote that focuses on engineering within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Tamara and Senay introduced the key NGSS recommendations for the integration of engineering concepts in the development of 21st century skills. They explained the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Cross-Cutting Concepts for K-12 in detail and took questions along the way. The session then focused on the engineering design process, coupled with practical examples for the classroom. The seminar concluded with links to useful resources, including Tamara and Senay's position paper.


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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I really liked the focus on argumentation and how that fits into the engineering design process as well as the question/answer portions of the web seminar."
  • "The provision of resources was EXTREMELY appreciated; this will allow me to take steps based on what I learned today."
  • "I enjoyed the discussion of how argumentation fits into engineering. I really liked the simple tool they provided to structure students' arguments."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!




For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


Underwritten by NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research.