Engineering in Elementary STEM Education: Curriculum Design, Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

November 9, 2019 - Comment

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

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.

Comments

Anonymous says:

This book tells how and why STEM has blossomed at the elementary level. Christine Cunningham and her team have fundamentally changed the nature of science education at the elementary level, by engaging students in applying science ideas and methods to solving problems through engineering design. The movement that they started has engaged millions of students and hundreds of thousands of teachers. In this book, Dr. Cunningham describes the hard work that has made this transformation possible, and the principles of curriculum development that emerged along the way…

Anonymous says:

Engineering in Elementary STEM Education offers lots of useful strategies for how and why to inspire all youth in engineering I highly recommend this book which tells the history of Engineering is Elementary, a remarkable program that has transformed the possibilities of bringing engineering to elementary school youth. Christine Cunningham’s writing makes for an interesting and helpful read for a diverse audience. She offers research on the program’s development, data on program impact, and many, practical strategies for educators. This book is the perfect read for administrators, educators in and out of school, and…

Anonymous says:

Engineering in Elementary STEM Education is superbly written and accessible … Engineering in Elementary STEM Education is superbly written and accessible to any reader. The book brings the reader up to date in concise fashion about the EiE program and its rigorous base in research. Readers will particularly benefit from comparing science and engineering in NGSS, especially noting where NGSS falls a bit short in representing engineering completely. Readers will also benefit from the discussion around engineering and inclusivity, noting ways that engineering is leading…

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