Tag Archives: project-based learning

EngineerGOOD: Engineering Solutions and Developing Global Competence

  At ProjectEngin, we view the inclusion of Engineering Design practices and thinking in STEM classes as being a critical component in the development of creative and collaborative problem solving skills. But very few problems occur in isolation and even … Continue reading

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Engineering Your STEM Classes: 3 Key Ideas for Success

Our work at ProjectEngin has allowed us to support a wide range of educators in a variety of schools and classrooms as they work to include more E in STEM. All have the goal of creating more skills-based, active learning … Continue reading

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Engineering the Three Dimensions of STEM Professional Development

At ProjectEngin, we focus on supporting the inclusion of Engineering Design in K-12 education. Much of our initial exposure to teachers, schools, and districts is through requests for workshops. Many such requests involve the magic acronym “STEM”. As a result, … Continue reading

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Easy Entry, Sky High, and a Mile Wide

What makes a great Engineering Design project? What creates the magic promised by project-based learning? The range and variety of possible projects is overwhelming. At ProjectEngin we focus on three key principles when developing projects for teachers to use.  In … Continue reading

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Making it Matter

The beginning of the school year brings lots of blogs, tweets, articles, and discussions about new things to try in the classroom. It is a time of new beginnings and challenges. But it can be overwhelming when we layer in … Continue reading

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Make It _______________!

STEM teachers have it easy when it comes to project-based learning. By definition, Engineering uses Science and Math to create Technologies to solve real-world problems. It would appear that all the answers are there in the acronym. In theory, it … 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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