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http://www.iteea.org/

Website for the international technology and engineering educators association.  The organization provides curriculum, professional development, and emerging research with a specific focus on e technology and engineering components of STEM education. ITEEA is also the creator of the Engineering by Design curriculum, and publisher of the Standards for Technological Literacy.

 

http://www.egfi-k12.org/

Engineer your future provides an excellent resource for teachers and students alike to understand the nature, diversity, and value of studying and participating in the engineering workforce.  The website contains resources for students to understand engineering content, and links to lessons and resources for teachers.

 

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/

PBS design squad engages students in activities and challenges of various length and formats to establish foundations for design thinking.

 

http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards

The home page for the Next Generation Science Standards initiative.  Full copies of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as category specific breakdowns of the standards are available here.  The content on the homepage provides an overview of major conceptual shifts set forth in the document.

 

http://www.childrensengineering.org/index.php

The Virginia Children’s Engineering Council shares a similar mission to the Center, in its goal to proliferate design-based experiences for students, including those at the elementary level.  Resources and information on regional professional development and conferences are provided, along with sample design briefs.

 

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

Understanding Science is a UC Berkley created resource to help teachers better understand the nature of scientific enterprise, as well as deliver access to resources and tutorials to help inform more meaningful, effective, and authentic science education in the classroom.

 

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18612

The National Academies Press’ publication “STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research” (2014) is available to read online.  A partnership between the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council, the publication gives an overview of the current status of STEM integration in K-12 public schools.

 

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec03/vol61/num04/Creating-a-Timely-Curriculum@-A-Conversation-with-Heidi-Hayes-Jacobs.aspx

“Creating a Timely Curriculum: A Conversation with Heidi Hayes Jacobs” by Deborah Perkins-Gough is an article discussing the nature and importance of curriculum integration in meeting intended educational goals in both non-STEM and STEM disciplines.

 

 

http://www.citizenschools.org/curriculum/time-to-invent/

After-school elementary education modules recommended for grade 5.  These design-based activities realistically can be scaled to match instructional objectives in grades 3 and 4 as well.

 

 

http://Eie.org

Engineering is Elementary is Boston Museum of Science’s engineering design-based curriculum.  These curricular modules are a viable starting point for implementing broad based iSTEM reform.

 

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