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1 Publishing K-12 Engineering Curriculum via the TeachEngineering Digital Library Jacquelyn Sullivan Associate Dean College of Engineering & Applied Science University of Colorado Boulder

2 To become a national platform for user-generated K-12 engineering science and design curricula. Exploiting TeachEngineering’s inquiry-based lessons and hands-on activities, teachers make the creativity of engineering – and its relevance to the lives of youth – come alive. TeachEngineering contents: 57 curricular units 348 lessons 599 hands-on activities From 19 institutions …and growing monthly TeachEngineering Purpose

3 Standards-aligned  Dynamic, ongoing cross-alignment Organized by: o Hands-on activities o Lessons o Multi-week curricular units Flexible search engine Free for teachers to use Incorporates NAE Changing the Conversation messaging in every lesson/activity Open to submissions from all institutions All 50 states; international ITEEA National (McREL, AAAS, NSES, NCTM) TeachEngineering Features

4  NAE CTC messaging  Your program

5 During 2010, received 1.5M hits from 489,805 different users Usage tracks to the K-12 academic year During the first half of this academic year, usage averaged 64,289 unique users per month (up 29%) Teachers provide feedback  continual improvement Recognized by NSDL in 2010 for top quality (of 121 collections) TeachEngineering Usage History

6 The teacher buzz… “I work with a number of high schools on a project-based pre-engineering course. Several of the teachers have used the TeachEngineering materials and found them to be very good.” —E.R., university distance learning director, Cincinnati, OH “We are using TE curricula as “one strategy to engage K-12 students around engineering as a ‘hook’ to getting them into taking the math and science needed for our ever-growing technology-dependent jobs in the Mobile area.” – S.P., education foundation program director, Mobile, AL “…this is the third year that I have used your site... I have found it very useful. I have been spreading the word as much as possible. I am of the belief of why reinvent the wheel and this is why I use your site. Thank you again.” — S.G., grade 5 teacher, Truth or Consequences, NM

7 National (and beyond) dissemination of your work Continual standards realignment Expanding features across collection o Adding ITEEA standards now o Just added NAE Changing the Conversation messaging Continual backbone maintenance Join the 34 other engineering colleges creating something great for K-12 educators & learners Why would I want to publish in TE?

8 Create and classroom-test your K-12 engineering curricula ~ must be original work ~ Format your material into the TE Word templates o Flexible to incorporate different teaching styles within common core requirements  results in standardized TE “look-n-feel” Conduct your own internal reviews prior to TE submission to improve your success in the review process Keep your RET PIs and teachers in the loop Agree to allow others to freely use your lessons and activities for educational purposes Your program is recognized at the top of published documents How do I publish?

9 Authoring guidance documents Tips & suggestions Reviewer rubrics Templates

10 Goal: To accommodate differences in how programs introduce engineering to K-12 learners Meet one of three Engineering Categories: o Category 1: Relating science or math concept(s) to engineering o Category 2: Engineering analysis or partial design o Category 3: Complete engineering design process Indicated by a 3-dot system Engineering Categories

11 TE Submission Portal Upload your files Track through review and publishing stages

12 Submit documents to TeachEngineering in Word templates Editor looks at submissions to make sure they are complete and ready for review Documents sent to reviewers (like a journal) o K-12 Content Review – Teacher uses rubric to ensure quality, readability and usability by teachers o Engineering Review – Engineer or upper-level engineering student uses rubric to evaluate technical content and determine engineering category TE provides a final edit of the document and converts it from Word to the website format Review and Publication Process

13 Published RETs Vanderbilt University (+ more curricula under review) Purdue University University of Houston (+ more curricula under review) Accepted RETs (in final stages of publishing) University of Minnesota Duke University-Mechanical Engineering RET submissions in review process Clemson University Worcester Polytechnic Institute North Carolina A&T Milwaukee School of Engineering University of Texas-Arlington Participating RETs so far…

14  Be a contributor: TeachEngineering website: Publishing instructions: TE submission portal: ojs.TeachEngineering.org ojs.TeachEngineering.org  Be a reviewer: Easy online form:  Contact us: Principal Editor: Paul Klenk | | General Come share your great work… Friend us on facebook


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