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Assessment Part 3: How and When

In the first part of this assessment series, I highlighted four questions that you need to keep in mind when developing assessments for Engineering Design projects.  Those questions were as follows: What do you want to assess?      When … Continue reading

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Assessing What Matters – Part 2 of 3

In my last blog posting, I outlined an overview of the challenges of effectively assessing learning in the context of Engineering Design projects. An Engineering Design challenge supports the development and mastery of content knowledge through application. It requires students … Continue reading

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Tackling the Assessment Elephant

At ProjectEngin, we have conducted many workshops designed to help teachers begin the process of incorporating Engineering Design practices and thinking into their classrooms and curriculum. And we are generally successful in terms of creating engagement, enthusiasm, and commitment to … Continue reading

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Engineering a Great Ending to the School Year

Engineering in Your Classroom – Five Activities to Try Change in the classroom can be an overwhelming process. At ProjectEngin, we always try to break any large-scale project or program into smaller steps in order to make entry easy. We … Continue reading

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Engineering, Naturally

At ProjectEngin, some of our most exciting curriculum work centers around creating Engineering Design challenges that look to Nature for inspiration.  Biomimicry provides a terrific platform for incorporating Engineering Design projects into Life Science, Environmental Science, and Biology curriculum. Engineering … Continue reading

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Phase 3: Develop a Solution

Descriptions and graphics concerning the Engineering Design Process (EDP) can be found in many different resources and websites. They generally contain 6-8 steps in a cyclic, iterative arrangement. This can sometimes be overwhelming to a teacher who is new to … Continue reading

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1, 2, 3 Engineer!

(This is Part 1 of a three part series focused on using the Engineering Design Process to support a culture of creative problem-solving in your classroom) At ProjectEngin, we have long held the belief that sustainable professional development starts with … Continue reading

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