June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
26.489.1 - 26.489.11
Developing a Toolkit and Online Community of Practice to Support Implementation of Engineering in PreK-12 Education (Other)This project, which is in its second of three years, will provide guidance to in- and out-of-schooleducators, teacher educators, professional development providers, and building, district, and stateadministrators regarding effective PreK-12 engineering education in the United States. The finalproduct will be a resource website containing materials relevant to teaching and learningengineering as well as a platform for development of a community of practice.The site is being developed in an iterative fashion based on input from stakeholders, includingorganizations leading the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aswell as the intended audience of the website. Stakeholders provided input through in-personworkshops, focus groups, and a national survey. Information gathered from these groups led tothe creation of a preliminary version of the website that will be refined based on input from auser testing group that will help improve the features and content of the site. The project isworking with several partners who will provide links to lesson plans and other resources. In itsfinal state, the website will allow educators and other stakeholders to find and rate content, shareboth lesson plans and tips for adapting them to the classroom, and ask questions of communitymembers with experience in implementing engineering in PreK-12 education. This presentationwill provide a tour of the website features.
Cady, E., & Pearson, G., & Heil, D. R., & Rector, D. W., & Jurukovska, J. (2015, June), Developing a Toolkit and Online Community of Practice to Support Implementation of Engineering in PreK-12 Education (Other) Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23828
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