Engineering in Elementary STEM Education

Curriculum Design, Instruction, Learning, and Assessment
by Christine M. Cunningham
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Publisher: Teachers College Press

Publication Date: March 09, 2018

ISBN: 9780807776711

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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