June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
24.490.1 - 24.490.3
Engaging Youth through Engineering (EYE) Modules (Curriculum Exchange)Engaging Youth through Engineering (EYE) is a partnership-driven K-12 economicdevelopment initiative underway in Mobile, Alabama that is spearheaded by a local non-profiteducation entity in collaboration with a large urban school system, higher education and areabusiness and industry. Its purpose is to produce high school graduates eager and able to meet thegrowing demand for tech-savvy workers who are also innovative problem solvers. EYE usesengineering design challenges to bring practical relevance and rigor to K-12 math and sciencecurriculum. At the middle grades level, local and National Science Foundation funding areenabling EYE to develop a set of integrated STEM instructional units, the EYE Modules, toinspire and motivate all middle grades students, especially those typically underrepresented inSTEM, to take the high school courses needed in preparation for 21st century workforce needs.Each EYE Module is designed such that students use engineering practices and apply requiredmathematics and science content, to develop solutions to relevant problems facing humans today,fostering the development of engineering “habits of mind.”The set of eight EYE Modules, which will be on display at the ASEE Curriculum Exchange, arecomprehensive and extensive instructional guides for middle grades teachers to implementcollaboratively in mathematics and science classes. The Modules address standards-basedSTEM content and practices that fill gaps between state-mandated and tested content and whatbusiness and industry say they need, including innovative problem solving, communication andteamwork skills. Module specific professional development and implementation materials kitsaccompany each Module. The Modules are not a complete engineering, technology or STEMcurriculum; rather they supplement and support the existing mathematics and science curriculum.They are a set of comprehensive and extensive instructional guides that use design challengesand the engineering design process to engage middle grades students in pursuing STEM careersand academics.
Pruet, S. A., & Dean, M. D. (2014, June), Engaging Youth through Engineering Modules (Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20381
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