Tag Archives: assessment

The Three Terrible T’s

What are the three practices you need to avoid if you hope to create lifelong learners? At ProjectEngin, we call them the three T’s.                                 … Continue reading

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Engineering the 5Es

With the introduction and adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the BCSC 5E Instructional model has returned to the forefront of science teaching and curricular design. Key foundational works such as How People Learn (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, … Continue reading

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Solving Tinkering ENGINEERING Making

As I typed these words, I realized that they could be re-arranged to fit the ubiquitous new buzzword of education gurus – STEM. But I am resisting that temptation for now because that really isn’t the point I want to … Continue reading

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Longitudinal Teaching for a Lateral World?? Really???

How does this make sense? More than any other aspect of our outdated education system, the narrow, longitudinal delivery of information is out of sync with a networked, connected, lateral world. Forget the mantras about skills-based learning and our inability … Continue reading

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New Beginnings/New Approaches

As school starts again, here in the US, the controversy over high stakes testing continues. Even the discussion takes time away from developing meaningful, connected curriculum and assessments. Most of my email can be divided into two camps – those … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Testing

During June, I presented at a large conference in Singapore (TC2014) and conducted a hands on workshop for a much smaller audience of international teachers at the MIT SEPT program (Science and Engineering Program for Teachers). I was struck by … Continue reading

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