ITEEA 2018 Conference

Design Thinking in Integrated STEM Education


This preconference workshop will prepare teachers to effectively implement key strategies to improve students' designthinking skills within integrated STEM lessons. Purdue faculty, Ivy Tech Community College, and graduate students will present approaches to improve students' design skills while also addressing Standards for Technological Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards, and 21st Century Skills. The workshop will feature an integrated STEM lesson linking biology, physics, and engineering design to 3D print fishing lures. Elements of the workshop will feature research findings and lessons developed through an NSF project titled: TRAILS—Teachers and Researchers Advancing Integrated Lessons in STEM.

Workshop Sessions will include:

  • Using engineers' notebooks as design assessment
  • Design sketching instruction
  • Brainstorming for innovation
  • Optimization and Decision Making
  • Teaching 21st Century Skills

Presenters: Todd Kelley, Geoff Knowles, and Euisuk Sung $95 – ticket required