Putting the E in STEM with Online Curriculum from NASA


This week, I am preparing for a workshop I’m delivering next week for “The Magic of i-STEM Summer Institute”, a state-wide conference coordinated by the State Department of Education, Idaho Professional-Technical Education, educators, businesses, and industry.  The goal of the conference is to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and my workshop, entitled “Putting the E in STEM”, will introduce teachers to the engineering design process as a way to facilitate critical thinking and learning in STEM.

In this workshop, I’ll use the curriculum developed by the NASA Education team at Goddard Space Center called NASA’s BEST Students, which was recently converted into an online resource by Learning.com.  (BEST stands for Beginning Engineering Science and Technology)  The NASA’s BEST Students program was designed to teach students the Engineering Design Process, which is a series of steps engineers use for problem solving.

I’m excited to deliver this hands-on workshop for STEM teachers in Idaho, but even more excited at the opportunity to get this wonderful resource in the hands of K-8 teachers everywhere.  If you are interested in receiving a license to the NASA’s BEST students curriculum from Learning.com, please visit the FREE TEACHER ACCOUNT page to request an account.  If you have any questions at all about how to implement this or any other STEM curriculum in your classroom or school, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am always happy to provide insight into how to best integrate the STEM subjects to improve student engagement and prepare them for the careers and college requirements in the 21st century.

This entry was published on July 12, 2011 at 2:09 am. It’s filed under Engineering Education, Innovation, STEM Education, Team-Building and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Putting the E in STEM with Online Curriculum from NASA

  1. Pingback: Enrich, Design, Engage, and Integrate: 4 (more) Keys to Education Reform through STEM | Educate to Innovate with STEM

  2. Pingback: Secrets of the Creative Engineer, or how to live an innovative life! | Educate to Innovate with STEM

  3. Pingback: A Creative Process: 7 steps to solving any of life’s problems « The Mommy Rush

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: