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Engineering in Elementary STEM Education

Curriculum Design, Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

Christine M. Cunningham Richard A. Duschl

9780807758786
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Teachers College Press
Overview
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 curricula, this book outlines how engineering can be integrated into a broader STEM curriculum, details its pedagogical benefits to students, and includes classroom examples to help educators tailor instruction to engage diverse students. Featuring vignettes, case studies, videos, research results, and assessments, this resource will help readers visualize high-quality elementary engineering and understand the theoretical principles in context. Book Features: Frameworks to help teachers create curricula and structure activities. A focus on engaging the diversity of learners in today’s classrooms. Experiences from the nation’s leading elementary education curriculum that has reached 13.3 million children and 165,000 educators. Go to eie.org/book for videos, assessment tools, reproducibles, and other instructional supports that enliven the text.
Author Bio
Christine M. Cunningham is founding director of Engineering is Elementary and a vice president of the Museum of Science, Boston.