Science Sampler: Engineering—Adventures in teachingby: Karen Johnson

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The Adventure Engineering Academy provides teacher participants with a model of inquiry-based instruction that integrates the engineering design process as used in authentic science environments. Participants were provided with background information regarding the integration of inquiry and engineering processes and an opportunity to complete a series of hands-on activities that integrate and promote these processes within their classroom. Literacy, technology, and math skills were integrated throughout the academies.

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  • on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:29 PM

This article describes academies called Engineering Adventures. What makes this article interesting is that the article describes the professional development model used to create this series of summer sessions for students. Many aspects are discussed including fall follow-up activities and teacher feedback. The Internet connect discusses some of the topics explored.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:18 PM

This short article outlines the process used to develop a teacher in-service workshop collaboration between a university and local school districts. The topic is timely for the new science frameworks, engineering, and interesting. A link at the end of the article provides you with the website where you can request permission to download the lessons. If you are looking for information on how to develop a university - district collaboration for a grant, this provides some information. If you are looking for engineering lessons, they are available on the website but preview them before you jump into a unit as some require special equipment. Not a drawback, just a precaution.

Tina Harris  (Fairmount, IN)
Tina Harris (Fairmount, IN)

  • on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:43 PM

The article basically describes a professional development experience held prior to the publication of the article (2008). The professional development experience sounds wonderful, but there is little in the article to forward a reader's teaching unless the reader could find the curriculum described in the article.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

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