Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms

Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms


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Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms by Debbie Dailey, Alicia Cotabish

Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms is an application-based practitioners' guide to applied engineering that is grounded in engineering practices found in the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Standards for Engineering Education. The book will provide educators with information and examples on integrating engineering into existing and newly designed curriculum. The book will specify necessary components of engineering curriculum and instruction, recommend appropriate activities to encourage problem solving, creativity, and innovation, and provide examples of innovative technology in engineering curriculum and instruction. Additionally, authors will discuss professional development practices to best prepare teachers for engineering instruction and provide recommendations to identify engineering talent among K-8 students. Finally, the book will include a wealth of resources, including sample lesson and assessment plans, to assist educators in integrating engineering into their curriculum and instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618216144
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: Up to 13 Years

About the Author

Debbie Dailey, Ed.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, where she is the program coordinator for the Gifted and Talented Education program and instructor for the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Alicia Cotabish, Ed.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Arkansas. She has authored, coauthored, and contributed to a number of publications focused on K-20 STEM and gifted education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword: Developing Engineering Innovators Among Our Most Talented Students Robert E. Yager xi

Introduction 1

Designing Innovative Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms Debbie Dailey Alicia Cotabish 3

An Overview of Engineering/Technology Standards and Practices Cheryll M. Adams 9

Section 1 Key Components of Engineering Instruction for K-8 High-Ability Learners 21

Chapter 1 Spatial Ability, Engineering, and Robotics for High-Ability Learners Steve V. Coxon 23

Chapter 2 Engineering Design and Gifted Pedagogy Eric L. Mann Rebecca L. Mann 33

Chapter 3 Differentiating Engineering Activities for Use in a Mathematics Setting Scott A. Chamberlin Nielsen Pereira 45

Chapter 4 Creating a Climate of Inventiveness, Innovation, and Creativity Laurie J. Croft 57

Chapter 5 Enhancing K-8 Engineering Through Arts Integration Rachelle Miller Callie Slider 71

Section 2 Integrating Innovations into Engineering Curriculum and Instruction 83

Chapter 6 Redefining Curriculum Through Engineering Practices: Using 3-D Printing for Learning Jason Trumble 85

Chapter 7 Computer Science, Coding, and Project-Based Learning for Engineering Instruction Irene Lee April DeGennaro 97

Chapter 8 From Consumer to Producer: Gifted Education and the Maker Movement Krissy Venosdale Brian Housand 109

Section 3 Designing Engineering Curriculum for High-Ability Learners and Assessing Student Performance 119

Chapter 9 Integrating Engineering Design Processes Into Classroom Curriculum Michelle B. Buchanan Debbie Dailey 121

Chapter 10 Integrating Problem-Based Learning Into Engineering Curriculum for High-Ability Learners Joyce Van Tassel-Baska Bronwyn MacFarlane 139

Chapter 11 Assessments for K-8 Engineering: What Is Available and Advisable for Talented Students? Ann Robinson Kristy Kidd Jill L. Adelson 165

Section 4 Teacher Professional Development and Student Identification Considerations for Implementing Applied Engineering in K-8 Classrooms 179

Chapter 12 Designing Professional Development for K-8 Teachers of Engineering Alicia Cotabish Umadevi Garimella Gina Howes Boshears 181

Chapter 13 Integrating Engineering Into K-8 Classrooms: A Method of Identifying and Developing Strong Spatial Skills Kinnari Atit Kay E. Ramey David H. Uttal Paula M. Olszewski-Kubilius 189

Appendix A Resources for Educators, Parents, and Students 205

Appendix B Engineering in Formal and Informal Environments 207

About the Editors 215

About the Authors 217

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