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Engaging Youth (and Partners) through Engineering: Strategies to Secure Partnerships to Enrich and Sustain STEM Curriculum

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2015 ASEE Workshop on K-12 Engineering Education

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Seattle, Washington

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June 13, 2015

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June 13, 2015

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June 13, 2015

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7

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18.11.1 - 18.11.7

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10.18260/1-2--17084

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Melissa Divonne Dean Mobile Area Education Foundation

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Melissa Dean is a respected leader in STEM education in Mobile, Alabama. As the K-8 Program Director of Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF), she has led the Engaging Youth through Engineering Program. In that capacity, she has coordinated the development of a series of STEM modules for middle school grades that truly integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning in the classroom.

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Judith French Duke Mobile Area Education Foundation

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Judith Duke is a retired elementary and middle grades classroom teacher. She received an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Mobile College and a master’s degree in middle school mathematics education from the University of South Alabama. For two years she served as a master teacher for the SECME (Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering) Summer Institute. She is currently working for the Mobile Area Education Foundation as K-8 Program Coordinator supporting projects such as the Engaging Youth through Engineering (EYE) Program, a STEM initiative centered around workforce development. As part of the EYE Program she helps develop STEM curriculum for the middle grades classrooms and supports teachers as they implement these lessons.

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WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAPlease complete this form, save it as a PDF file only and upload it through the ASEE PaperManagement system as shown in the K12 Workshop Presenter’s Kit.All notifications will be by email from the ASEE Paper Management system.NOTE: To ensure that emails are not obstructed by spam blockers, please make sure to WHITELIST theemail addresses: monolith@asee.org and conferences@asee.org and s.harrington-hurd@asee.org.Direct questions to Stephanie Harrington-Hurd, ASEE K-12 Activities Manager, at s.harrington-hurd@asee.org. Additional workshop details are available at: http://www.asee.org/K12Workshop.Thank you! Deadline Friday, January 23, 2015 by 5:00PM EST Presenters will be notified of acceptance status by March 14. Late submissions will not be accepted. Advanced Workshop Registration will open December 6, 2013. SUBMISSION INFORMATIONProvide the first and last name of each presenter, including affiliations. If there is more than onepresenter, designate one person as the organizer and provide only that person’s contactinformation. The organizer is responsible for communicating to co-presenters.Number of Presenters: 3Presenter Name(s):1) Last Dean First Melissa Affiliation Mobile Area Education Foundation2) Last Duke First Judy Affiliation Mobile Area Education Foundation3) Last Johnson First Tami Affiliation Mobile Area Education FoundationContact Person’s Name: Melissa DeanContact Person’s Email: mdean@maef.netContact Person’s Phone: 251-470-5204Contact Person’s Alternate Phone: 251-725-82242015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form EYE Page 1 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAPlease provide a one-paragraph bio for each presenter (in the order listed above). The bio shouldnot exceed 70 words and should be written as you would want it to appear on the ASEE websiteand program materials.1) Melissa Dean is a respected leader in STEM education in Mobile, Alabama. As the K-8Program Director of Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF), she has led theEngaging Youth through Engineering Program. In that capacity, she has coordinated thedevelopment of a series of STEM modules for middle school grades that truly integratescience, technology, engineering and mathematics learning in the classroom.2) Judy Duke, a retired elementary and middle grades classroom teacher, is an expertcurriculum writer and teacher trainer currently working for MAEF as the K-8 STEMCoordinator.She received an undergraduate degree from Mobile College and a master’s degree inmiddle school mathematics education from the University of South Alabama. For twoyears she served as a master teacher for the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities inEngineering Summer Institute.3) Tami Johnson served the Mobile County Public School System for 17 years as a K-12educator, administrator, and STEM Resource Teacher. Currently, she is an Elementaryand Middle Grades Initiatives Program Specialist at the Mobile Area EducationFoundation where she focuses primarily on integrated STEM curriculum for K-8. Sheobtained her B.S. in Elementary Education and her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership fromthe University of South Alabama. WORKSHOP INFORMATIONProposed Title:Engaging Youth (and Partners) through Engineering: Strategies to Secure Partnerships toEnrich and Sustain STEM CurriculumAbstract: Please provide a concise description that includes the workshop’s learning objectives(maximum 750 characters). The abstract is used on the ASEE website, program materials, andotherK-12 Workshop promotional activities.In this interactive session, participants will learn about a 6-step community engagementprocess developed by the Mobile Area Education Foundation to engage business and2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form EYE Page 2 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAcommunity partners to develop integrated STEM units and sustain STEM education in thelargest school district in Alabama. These units, the EYE Modules, were developed withfunding from the National Science Foundation in partnership with the local school district,university, and support from business and industry leaders in the region. Participants willexperience a portion of one environmental engineering module developed using this model,“Don’t Go With the Flow.” Participants will reflect on their experience with the moduleand identify ways that the model could be applied to enrich their current STEM educationefforts. Planning documents and a summary of strategies will be provided.Workshop Description. Please provide a detailed description of the proposed workshop that, atminimum, explicitly addresses the following (maximum 4,000 characters): a. Learning objectives b. Hands-on activities and interactive exercises c. Materials that participants can take with them d. Practical application for teachers and outreach staffLearning Objectives:  Experience a subset of STEM activities from the EYE Module, “Don’t Go With the Flow”  Identify strategies to engage community stakeholders and partnerships that support the development of STEM lessons (e.g. university faculty, business leaders, community volunteers) and sustainability of STEM education (e.g. civic leaders, district leaders)  Apply the “MAEF Model” to plan for broader community engagement in participant’s local communityIn this interactive session, participants will learn about a 6 step community engagementprocess developed by the Mobile Area Education Foundation that was used to engagebusiness and community partners to develop a set of 8 integrated STEM units and sustainSTEM education in the largest school district in Alabama. These units, the Engaging Youththrough Engineering EYE Modules, were developed with funding from the National ScienceFoundation in partnership with the local school district, university, and with support fromover a dozen business and industry leaders in the region.Workshop participants will experience a sampling of activities from the environmentalengineering module, “Don’t Go With the Flow,” and then dissect how these activities andothers within the EYE Modules were developed through collaborative efforts from multiplestakeholders in the community.Finally, participants will be introduced to the “MAEF Model” of community engagementto understand the step-by-step approach to building diverse relationships within the2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form EYE Page 3 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAcommunity, leveraging these relationships to yield rich real-world STEM connections, andcreating new STEM lessons with the support of all stakeholders. Time will be dedicated tohelping all participants identify local stakeholders and begin planning for broaderengagement of community members to support the development of new STEM lessons orto sustain existing STEM efforts. All participants will receive a copy of the PowerPointslides, and blank planning documents for use during the workshop.At least one of those must be within the first four listed, below; i.e., do not only check “other”.Check all that apply: √ Use of an engineering design process that has at least one iteration/improvement Attention to specific engineering habits of mind Attention to engineering practices (as described in the NGSS/Framework and as practiced by engineers) √ Attention to specific engineering careers or fields related to the lesson/activity Other (please describe below)Provide a description of how you will explicitly address these aspects of authentic engineering inyour workshop (maximum 2,000 characters):Both the EYE Module development process and the MAEF Model of communityengagement are iterative processes which follow very closely to the engineering designprocess taught by the EYE STEM Curriculum. During the workshop, participants will beintroduced to the Engineering Design Process initially during the exploration of the “Don’tGo With the Flow” EYE Module as they understand how students apply the engineeringdesign process to develop solutions to a real-world environmental engineering problem.During the second phase of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to connectthe iterative community engagement model to the STEM curriculum development- asSTEM curriculum is a tool to solve the very real problem of so many students graduatinghigh school without the skills needed to be successful in college or careers. In a sense, themethod used to design STEM curriculum is an application of the engineering designprocess that yields tools for educators to meet an educational need. By learning about thesetwo models, participants will have new tools to apply to their local environment to meetlocal educational needs.Diversity. This year is the American Society for Engineering Education’s “Year of Action onDiversity.” It is essential that we have a diverse engineering workforce to solve diverseproblems. To do that and to have an engineering-literate public, it is essential that we reach everypreK-12 student with high-quality engineering education, drawing on issues of access and equity2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form EYE Page 4 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAin the classroom and in the curriculum. Reviewers would like to know how your proposedworkshop will address diversity.Provide a description of how you will explicitly address diversity – e.g., diversity with respect togender/sex, ethnicity or race, special education inclusion, socio-economic status, or LGBT status– in your workshop (maximum 2,000 characters):The Mobile Area Education Foundation’s mission is to provide equity and access to highquality public education in Mobile County, AL. All programs of the MAEF are designed toprovide ALL students with access to engaging, rich, and rigorous educational experiences.In particular, the EYE Modules are a unique set of STEM middle grades curriculum inthat they provide every middle school student with multiple STEM experiences in coremathematics and science classes. The relationships developed through the MAEF Model ofcommunity engagement were critical in breaking through the barrier of STEM-for-Some.Through this workshop, participants will learn how relationships with community leaders,district leaders, school principals, and teachers is critical to ensuring equitable access toSTEM learning for all students.Are there any online components to the proposal or presentation? (Note that these onlinecomponents may only be available to presenters or those who have their wireless subscriptions,since wireless may not be available during the workshop sessions.) √ No Yes Please describe:Grade Level Target Audience (check all that apply):√ Primary (EC–2)√ Elementary (3–5)√ Middle School (6-8)√ High School (9-12)Maximum Number of Participants: 50If this number is greater than 25, please describe how your workshop will equally engage allparticipants.2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form EYE Page 5 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WABecause the workshop intends to encourage participants to reflect on their existing STEMlessons, initiatives, or goals, and allows time for writing of individual plans, we feelconfident that a large number of participants will find this workshop engaging andvaluable. As presenters, we will provide enough materials for up to 50 participants in theworkshop so that every attendant may interact with the hands-on activities and receives thehandouts and planning documents as well.All Seating is Classroom (tables and chairs).Audio Visual Equipment Requests:Note: An LCD projector, screen and podium with attached microphone are provided. Requestsfor additional equipment or resources (e.g., internet connection or laptops) will incur extracharges. If you do not have additional requests, please indicate with “Not applicable.”Not applicable Reminder:Presenters must register and pay the registration fee to support their workshop attendance and audio/video costs. Thank you for completing this proposal form! Please review this document prior to submitting it to ensure that all items are complete. ASEE USE ONLYDate Received:Received By:Proposal ID Number:2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form EYE Page 6 of 6

Dean, M. D., & Duke, J. F. (2015, June), Engaging Youth (and Partners) through Engineering: Strategies to Secure Partnerships to Enrich and Sustain STEM Curriculum Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Workshop on K-12 Engineering Education, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--17084

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