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Shifting Instruction to NGSS Engineering Practices: Strategies and Lessons Learned from Washington’s Statewide LASER Program

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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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8

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18.27.1 - 18.27.8

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Ann P McMahon Pacific Science Center

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Dr. Ann P. McMahon is Vice President of Science and Education at Pacific Science Center and Co-Director of Washington State LASER (Leadership Assistance for Science Education Reform). A satellite engineer for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis for ten years before her career in science education, she has taught preschool and elementary school science and engineering and worked as a professional development provider of K-12 inquiry-based science and engineering practices.

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Jacob Clark Blickenstaff Ph.D. Pacific Science Center-LASER

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Jacob Clark Blickenstaff, Ph.D. taught high school physics for five years before returning to UC Davis to earn a doctorate in Science Education. He taught teacher education and science education courses from 2004-2011. For two years he worked for the American Physical Society on their PhysTEC project, and in 2013 he joined Pacific Science Center as the Program Director for Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER).

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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: 2Presenter Name(s):1) Last McMahon First Ann Affiliation Pacific Science Center2) Last Clark Blickenstaff First Jacob Affiliation Pacific Science Center3) Last First AffiliationContact Person’s Name: Ann P. McMahonContact Person’s Email: amcmahon@pacsci.orgContact Person’s Phone: 2064433641Contact Person’s Alternate Phone: 3149569331WA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 1 of 7 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) Dr. Ann P. McMahon is Vice President of Science and Education at Pacific Science Centerand Co-Director of Washington State LASER (Leadership Assistance for Science EducationReform). A satellite engineer for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis for ten years before her careerin science education, she has taught preschool and elementary school science and engineeringand worked as a professional development provider of K-12 inquiry-based science andengineering practices.2) Dr. Jacob Clark Blickenstaff taught high school physics for five years before returning to UCDavis to earn a doctorate in Science Education. He taught teacher education and scienceeducation courses from 2004-2011. For two years he worked for the American Physical Societyon their PhysTEC project, and in 2013 he joined Pacific Science Center as the Program Directorfor Washington State LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform). WORKSHOP INFORMATIONProposed Title:Shifting Instruction to NGSS Engineering Practices: Strategies and Lessons Learned fromWashington’s Statewide LASER ProgramAbstract: 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, andother K-12 Workshop promotional activities.Learn the systemic model and strategies with which Washington State LASER hasaccomplished: 1) Building the capacity of the school districts to deliver quality science and engineering education through an emphasis on curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, materials and equipment support and administrative and community support, 2) Facilitating alignment of science and engineering instructional materials to state and national standards and, 3) Establishing a K-8 science and engineering program that is designed to improve teaching and learning in classrooms and schools across Washington State in the 21st Century.Immersive engineering experiences and our science/engineering notebook tool will be featured.WA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 2 of 7 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 | WAWorkshop 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 staff  LASER (Leadership & Assistance for Science Education Reform) is a Washington statewideeffort co-led by Pacific Science Center and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (operated byBattelle) in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). For 15years, LASER has catalyzed and supported sustainable innovation and improvement in K-12science education. LASER is accomplishing two goals: 1) to facilitate the successful adoption ofthe Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) across Washington state through professionaldevelopment and a science/engineering notebook tool to integrate NGSS and Common CoreState Standards (CCSS); and 2) to build leadership capacity for high quality STEM education inWashington through a STEM Leadership Institute.We developed training materials for a science/engineering notebook tool in preparation forprofessional development funded by OSPI. In Fall & Spring 2014 we hosted two 3-day intensiveworkshops for LASER Alliance Directors and their teams. These events built on events held in2011-2014 to provide feedback on early drafts of NGSS, and supported adoption of the finalversion. We are preparing to hold a 5-day intensive STEM Leadership Institute in summer 2015.The Institute will support the integration of NGSS into CCSS efforts, working with school-basedteams of teacher leaders, administrators and community members.In this workshop, participants will learn the systemic model and strategies with whichWashington State LASER has accomplished: 1) Building the capacity of the school districts to deliver quality science and engineering education through an emphasis on curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, materials and equipment support and administrative and community support, 2) Facilitating alignment of science and engineering instructional materials to state standards and Common Core State Standards in order to help student be ready to succeed in college and careers, 3) Establishing, maturing and evolving a K-8 science and engineering program that is designed to improve teaching and learning in classrooms and schools across Washington State in the 21st Century.Immersive engineering experiences and the science/engineering notebook tool used in theintensive workshops delivered by Washington LASER will anchor this workshop. Participants atall levels in the school district will be able to adapt the model, strategies, and immersiveWA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 3 of 7 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 | WAengineering experiences to their local contexts. In addition to providing immersive engineeringexperiences that illustrate the engineering practices and connect to CCSS, workshop leaders, whoare also Washington LASER’s leaders, will conduct a facilitated experience and interactivediscussion of strategies and lessons learned using the model for Washington’s successfulstatewide systemic STEM network. This model can be replicated in the context of a singleschool, a school district, consortia of school districts with external partners, as well as at the statelevel. The Washington LASER model is successful because of strong partnerships among formaleducation, informal education, and business. Participants who come from any of these sectorswill come away from this workshop with a proven model for systemic change in STEMeducation institutions, strategies for implementing it, and new activities for shifting instruction toinclude engineering practices in the classroom.WA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 4 of 7 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 | WAAuthentic Engineering Connection. Identify and describe how you will explicitly address theways in which your lesson or activity is representative of the processes, habits of mind andpractices used by engineers, or is demonstrative of work in specific engineering fields.i At leastone of those must be within the first four listed, below; i.e., do not only check “other”. Check allthat apply: X Use of an engineering design process that has at least one iteration/improvement X Attention to specific engineering habits of mind X Attention to engineering practices (as described in the NGSS/Framework and as practiced by engineers) X Attention to specific engineering careers or fields related to the lesson/activity X Other (please describe below)Provide a description of how you will explicitly address these aspects of authentic engineering inyour workshop (maximum 2,000 characters):Participants will experience an iterative engineering design activity co-led by an engineer who isalso a K-12 educator and the Co-Director of Washington State’s LASER Initiative. This activitycalls out specific engineering practices in the context of the design process. As part of the sense-making following the activity, the presenters address the neurodiversity of students in theclassroom and how their diverse ways of experiencing the world strengthen an engineering teamand adapt them to specific career roles in engineering.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 equityin 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):There are a variety of labels used to describe learners in the classroom (e.g. on the autismspectrum, dyslexic, learning disabled, ADHD, and others). The presenters will highlight thestrengths that each of these learners bring to an engineering team and how K-12 educators canstructure engineering experiences so that these students can experience these attributes asstrengths that enable them to contribute valuable input to their engineering team. This approachhas been enthusiastically embraced by formal and informal educators who have attended theWashington LASER professional development upon which this workshop is based.WA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 5 of 7 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 | WAAre 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.) X No Yes Please describe:Grade Level Target Audience (check all that apply):X Primary (EC–2)X Elementary (3–5)X Middle School (6-8) High School (9-12)Maximum Number of Participants:100 If this number is greater than 25, please describe how your workshop will equally engage all participants. This workshop is an adaptation of a multi-day workshop that was delivered to a statewide group of 100+ participants. The workshop leaders incorporate small group and large group activities into the presentation and have experience facilitating these so that all participants remain engaged.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:WA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 6 of 7 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 | WAPresenters 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:WA LASER 2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form.docxPage 7 of 7

McMahon, A. P., & Clark Blickenstaff, J. (2015, June), Shifting Instruction to NGSS Engineering Practices: Strategies and Lessons Learned from Washington’s Statewide LASER Program Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Workshop on K-12 Engineering Education, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/17100

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