Engineering Design as a Core Idea
This web seminar took place on July 15, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern
daylight time. The presenter was Cary Sneider, Associate
Research Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
Ted Willard, NSTA’s NGSS Director, kicked off the web seminar with an overview
of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), including which organizations
are involved in developing them (including NSTA), what that development entails,
and what Core Ideas are included in the Standards. The seminar then focused on the
Core Idea of Engineering, led by Cary Sneider, Associate Research Professor at Portland
State University. Cary explained the overall NGSS engineering components
for K-2, MS and HS, and went through a number of practical examples of how teachers
could develop modules and investigations for their students to learn them. Cary
also spoke about the ways in which teachers could include cross-cutting engineering
concepts to a number of classroom subjects. The seminar concluded with an overview
of NSTA resources about NGSS available to teachers by Ted, and a Q & A
session with Cary.
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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:
- "Finding ways to incorporate NGSS into my curriculum is very valuable to me"
- "It was excellent, lots of useful information on the intent of the new performance
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York