Tag Archives: project-based learning

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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Returning to Things Sing

I was invited to speak at the biennial Teachers Conference (TC2014) in Singapore and spent the first week of June there. The Academy of Singapore Teachers and the Ministry of Education named me a Top Overseas Teacher (TOT) and asked … Continue reading

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