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January 2013

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

Despite the historic inclusion of engineering design as a core discipline in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, we are concerned that Engineering as a Core Disciplinary Idea has been omitted in the 2nd public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). If you support engineering in K-12 education, I urge you to respond to the last call for comments by January 29.


Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
nctlinfo@mos.org

THE NATION


Engineering is Elementary Expands to Campers Grades 5 Through 8

The Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) program has received a grant to extend its reach beyond classrooms to summer camps and from elementary to middle school children. The award from i2 CAMP builds on EiE's inquiry-based, hands-on approach to engineering education, developed at the Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®). All 10 units will be downloadable for free.

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STATE NEWS


Liz for ENews Engineering Curriculum Transforms Disadvantaged Schools

North Carolina educator and engineer Liz Parry is helping disadvantaged schools become integrated STEM schools using the innovative Engineering is Elementary® K-5 curriculum. Teachers discover how the engineering design process helps children learn, while also changing the very culture of a school.

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Gateway Project Research is Promising

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute research on the effectiveness of the Museum's Gateway to Technology and Engineering project is promising. Many educators surveyed credit Gateway with positive impacts, such as increased knowledge of best practices in technology and engineering education and progress in creating district-wide strategic action plans.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Engineering Now!

The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy is developing, Engineering Now!, a curriculum addressing concepts, practices, and crosscutting topics in science, technology, engineering, and math for grades 6-8. Kicking off each unit with an episode or video from WGBH's Design Squad Nation, students solve design challenges using science and engineering.

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EtF Arlington HS kid Final It's About Time for Engineering the Future

It's About Time, a publisher of middle and high school science and math programs, has added Engineering the Future to its frontlist. A full-year course designed to introduce high school students to technology and engineering, the textbook's first-person stories by engineers teach students important skills and concepts related to their design projects.

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NCTL Founder, College President, Company CEO Honored

Science Club for Girls honored Museum of Science president and NCTL founder Ioannis Miaoulis with the Catalyst Award for his commitment to promoting girls, women and underrepresented groups in STEM. Also receiving awards were Wellesley College president Dr. H. Kim Bottomly and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and its CEO Dr. Deborah Dunsire, a Museum of Science trustee.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- EiE Expands to Campers Grades 5 Through 8

STATE NEWS
- Engineering Transforms Disadvantaged Schools
- Promising Gateway Research

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- Engineering Now!
- It's About Time for Engineering the Future
- NCTL Founder, College President, CEO Honored

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