What a captivating viewpoint STEM expert Ann Kaiser has on cultivating divergent thinkers and encouraging students to “Fail Forward.” Ann beautifully summarizes the Engineering Design Process in 3 steps that every student and teacher can embrace. Look for her description of how she uses those famous civil engineers “The 3 Pigs” to model engineering – it’s fabulous – to techniques with older learners. This former engineer & Fulbright Distinguished Teacher delivers treasured guidance for every educator and leader.
Ann Kaiser’s bio and resources, including her free download, “Using the Engineering Design Process in Your Classroom.” https://myedexpert.com/vendor/akaiser/ (All Grade Levels)
Her website: http://www.projectengin.com/ Her Twitter @projectengin
If Ann is the “E” in STEM, Carolyn DeCristofano is the “A”. Inspired by DaVinci, Carolyn is a prolific STEAM.author, curricula developer, and presenter. Her books include the Ultimate Space Atlas to The Sun and the Moon. She’s also very generous about sharing resources, which we so appreciate! (Upper Elementary)
5 Free STEM literacy resources from Carolyn! https://myedexpert.com/vendor/bhstemed/
Thank you, Dr. Katie McKnight, for posting your free “Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects.” These are strategies to deepen content understanding. Yeah, she’s pretty great.(All Grades)
Cross discipline jigsaw lesson for social studies, math, and science: Students select their roles: mechanical engineer, mathematician, biographer, or economist as they determine which invention most impacted the world, the cotton gin or the cell phone? (Secondary) From author Suzy Pepper Rollins. (Free)
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