Engineering in Elementary STEM Education

Author: Christine M. Cunningham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776718
Format: PDF
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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. “Wondering how to infuse engineering into your teaching and curriculum? Here’s the book for you!” —From the Foreword by Richard A. Duschl, Penn State University “Schools or districts looking to introduce engineering in ways that enhance science and mathematics learning can use the inclusive teaching strategies in this book.” —Linda Curtis-Bey, executive director of STEM, NYC Department of Education “Dr. Cunningham lays out an innovative and achievable vision for elementary school engineering that engages all students.” —Heidi Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Engineering in Elementary STEM Education

Author: Christine M. Cunningham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807758779
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 ways. Building on the work of a 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. Including vignettes, case studies, videos, research results, and assessments, this resouce 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; experience from the nation's leading elementary education curriculum that has reached 13.3 million children and 160,000 educators; an online resource with videos assessment tools, reproducibles, and other supports that enliven the text.

Successful K 12 STEM Education

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309213002
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers, parents, and members of the workforce. Providing all students with access to quality education in the STEM disciplines is important to our nation's competitiveness. However, it is challenging to identify the most successful schools and approaches in the STEM disciplines because success is defined in many ways and can occur in many different types of schools and settings. In addition, it is difficult to determine whether the success of a school's students is caused by actions the school takes or simply related to the population of students in the school. Successful K-12 STEM Education defines a framework for understanding "success" in K-12 STEM education. The book focuses its analysis on the science and mathematics parts of STEM and outlines criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and programs. Because a school's success should be defined by and measured relative to its goals, the book identifies three important goals that share certain elements, including learning STEM content and practices, developing positive dispositions toward STEM, and preparing students to be lifelong learners. A successful STEM program would increase the number of students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields, enhance the STEM-capable workforce, and boost STEM literacy for all students. It is also critical to broaden the participation of women and minorities in STEM fields. Successful K-12 STEM Education examines the vast landscape of K-12 STEM education by considering different school models, highlighting research on effective STEM education practices, and identifying some conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM. The book also looks at where further work is needed to develop appropriate data sources. The book will serve as a guide to policy makers; decision makers at the school and district levels; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and parent and education advocacy groups.

Teaching STEM in the Early Years

Author: Sally Moomaw
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542539
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education begins in the early years. This book provides more than ninety activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout early childhood classrooms. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, and music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and field trips and outdoor time. Information on assessment and early learning standards is also provided. Sally Moomaw, EdD, has spent much of her career researching and teaching STEM education. She is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and the author of several early education books.

STEM Infusing the Elementary Classroom

Author: Miranda Talley Reagan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506336973
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make learning relevant with STEM essential questions This engaging, teacher-friendly guide helps teachers quickly and confidently infuse STEM concepts into all content areas. Real-world vignettes, sample lesson templates, discussion questions and immediately applicable action steps help you seamlessly promote college and career ready skills. Use this inspiring guide to: Deepen all content areas, including English/ Language Arts Promote the 4Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity Require students to take risks to solve problems Differentiate instruction and scaffold support Expand students’ specific measurable capabilities Incorporate design skills into the curricula Save valuable time and confidently develop standards-aligned STEM projects in all content areas!

STEM by Design

Author: Anne Jolly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317395786
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do you create effective STEM classrooms that energize students, help them grow into creative thinkers and collaborators, and prepare them for their futures? This practical book from expert Anne Jolly has all the answers and tools you need to get started or enhance your current program. Based on the author’s popular MiddleWeb blog of the same name, STEM by Design reveals the secrets to successful lessons in which students use science, math, and technology to solve real-world engineering design problems. You’ll learn how to: Select and adapt quality existing STEM lessons that present authentic problems, allow for creative approaches, and engage students in meaningful teamwork; Create your own student-centered STEM lessons based on the Engineering Design Process; Assess students’ understanding of basic STEM concepts, their problem-solving abilities, and their level of engagement with the material; Teach STEM in after-school programs to further build on concepts covered in class; Empower girls to aspire to careers in STEM and break down the barriers of gender bias; Tap into STEM's project-based learning style to attract and engage all students. Throughout this user-friendly book, you’ll find design tools such as checklists, activities, and assessments to aid you in developing or adapting STEM lessons. These tools, as well as additional teacher resources, are also available as free downloads from the book’s website, http://www.stem-by-design.com.

Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving and Learning

Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542717
Format: PDF, ePub
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80 movement activities for preschoolers and kindergartners Physical education is a critical part of every early childhood curriculum. Children need to move to channel their energies in creative, beneficial ways and to learn habits for lifelong health and fitness. Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving & Learning provides 80 developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program. The book contains An updated introduction reflecting new research and trends in early childhood health and fitness and information on how movement benefits children’s learning and development Twenty lesson plans, each with one body parts activity, one nonlocomotor activity, one locomotor skill experience, and one activity exploring an element of movement, for a total of 80 activities Extension ideas and adaptations to use with children who have special needs Curriculum connections for each activity and explanations about how activities are aligned with and meet early learning standards from NAEYC and AAHPERD Original music to add joy and energy to the activities

Bringing Stem to the Elementary Classroom

Author: Linda Froschauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681400303
Format: PDF, Docs
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This compendium is a collection of STEM-related articles from the journal Science and Children. It provides a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content and classroom activities for PreK-5 science teachers. --

Everyday Engineering

Author: Richard Moyer
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137194
Format: PDF, Docs
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What makes a Bic click? Why do squirt guns squirt? And how do pop-up thermometers know it’s time to pop? Using this compilation of “Everyday Engineering” columns from NSTA’s award-winning journal Science Scope, engage middle-schoolers in hands-on investigations of the science and engineering behind objects they probably take for granted. The collection consists of 14 activities. Each includes a clear explanation of the science and history behind an item’s development plus a materials list, student data sheets, and safety suggestions. The collection is intended to be useful to classroom teachers as well as scout leaders, engineers leading outreach activities, after-school and summer enrichment program staff s, and parents. In addition to exposing young people to the marvels of design behind seemingly simple objects, Everyday Engineering may just spark a lifelong interest in engineering.


STEM Lesson Essentials Grades 3 8

Author: Jo Anne Vasquez
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325043586
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"STEM Lesson Essentials moves beyond the rhetoric and provides knowledge, tools, models, and examples that make STEM a reality of teaching and learning in classrooms." -Rodger Bybee, Executive Director (Retired), Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Want to know how to implement authentic STEM teaching and learning into your classroom? STEM Lesson Essentials provides all the tools and strategies you'll need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. With clear definitions of both STEM and STEM literacy, the authors argue that STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a way of organizing and delivering instruction by weaving the four disciplines together in intentional ways. Rather than adding two new subjects to the curriculum, the engineering and technology practices can instead be blended into existing math and science lessons in ways that engage students and help them master 21st century skills. STEM Lesson Essentials shows teachers how to begin the STEM integration journey with: five guiding principles for effective STEM instruction classroom examples of what these principles look like in action sample activities that put all four STEM fields into practice lesson planning templates for STEM units. Explicit connections are made among the STEM practices, including the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Framework for K-12 Science Education, helping you easily recognize ways in which STEM lessons can engage students in multiple standards at the same time. With ideas that are practical and achievable in any classroom, STEM Lesson Essentials will give you the confidence and knowledge to weave engineering and technology concepts into your math and science curriculum. STEM teaching doesn't have to be hard. You just have to get started. Try it out with STEM Lesson Essentials, and watch student understanding, achievement, and motivation soar. Save with bundles! Purchase 15 copies and get 15% off with a Book Study Bundle.