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I-STEM Strategies Project
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I-STEM STRATEGIES PROJECT
The Engineering Design Approach
Teaching and Learning
Mary Muldowney Jarratt
November 27, 2012
Lower & Middle School
Learning must be process based
Authentic real-world examples
Students often get discouraged on the hard subjects, in elementary school. There is a shortage of students pursuing STEM coursework & degrees.
This in-service training session incorporates The Engineering Design
into the I-STEM teaching utilizing the Engineering is Elementary Materials for teaching & learning in K-6th grades.
Critical & Creative
Teaching and Learning:
engineering design approach
Tool for problem solving
++This tool or approach applies to all content or subject areas
The framework & scaffolding for introducing the & I-STEM engineering design approach has been created:
Each class already utilize the responsive classroom: sharing thoughts & ideas
Each content area already discusses strategizes/ different ways of thinking
Teacher planning extends to multiple disciplines already. Current example: 2nd grade animal project:
1. Learn about the animal in Science
2. Research the animal in Library & Technology
3. Create the animal in Art.
Making connections between 2 STEM subject & integrating other subjects: Art & writing. However,
does not include a Pedogogy/approach so not I-STEM.
Evidence & Underpinnings:
International Technology Engineering Association (ITEA), 2000
The Design Process
is inhearnt to Technological in content and process.
Standards 8: Students develop an understanding of the attributes of design
Standard 9: Students understand engineering design
Standard 11: Students will develop the ability to apply the design method
"Integrative STEM education includes
that explore the
two or more of the STEM subject areas
and/or between STEM subject in one or more other school subjects."
Integrative STEM Education
What is I-STEM?
pedagogical approaches to
teach Content & Process
This project included
2nd & 3rd
Students were asked
1. build a vechicle with wheels
2. utilize 2 gears to move on the z axis
Childrens Engineering Journal, 2012
National Academy of Engineering, 2009
Dialogue with self: Journal 0r Learning Portfolio
Dialogue with others: team, collaborative learning
Observing: Students watch/listen to one another
Doing: Learning Activity
Required elements for learning & teaching
The Engineering Design Process
Children stories with a
5th grade girls
Working on a robotic prototype during lunch
When students are
interested & engaged
they are motivated to learn
Apply the Engineering
Design Model to the game
Why the game didn't
Intentialy Integrates the four
disciplines in STEM
Lessons are Purposeful & Planned
Wells & Ernst, 2012
Teaches habits of mind
Support for I-STEM:
Arlington & Loudon County have STEM specialists on staff to aid teachers in planning & Integrating.
State: The Virginia Department of Education, indorses I-STEM and EiE.
Virginia Children's Engineering Council(VCEC)
Virginia Technology & Engineering Education
Technology Education Services (TES)
Grants & Scholarships for STEM education student
National Science Foundation(NSF)
NASA has choosen the EiE model for education
EiE has reached 33,000 teachers & 2.7M students
State the question
Relating disciplines based on
human problems, need & values,
Museum of Science,
National Center for Technological Literacy
Example: The Robotics students only meet formally once a week. Each team keeps an engineering journals that aids in a common place to record information, analysis, tracking prior findings, assistance in developing a daily plan & problem solving
Example: The Robotics students discuss strategies for completing a project: brainstorm, share ideas, plan
Example: The Robotics students must develop & implement a plan, assign jobs, compromise.
Example: The Robotics students must build & program the Robot to complete the given project.
Vastly different from tradition approaches to STEM subjects
Aligns with all 50 State standards for Science & Math by grade.
Each lesson is based on the Engineering Design Model
Connects to language arts & social study standards
According to the ITEA the engineering design
requirements are also met
EiE: is particularly helpful for at-risk, miniorities, women students
Potomac is ready for I-STEM
The Engineering Design Approach
Ready for the next step?
Connect with children of
different backgrounds &
Lessons are Research based & Standards driven
on class discussion
The EiE is effective for at-risk, minorities
real world problems & solutions
Middendorf & Engelmann, 1998
Just another day in Lower