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See What's in Store at the ITEEA Learning Lounge in Kansas City!

February 21, 2019

 

 

 

What is the EbD Learning Lounge?

This is our EbD Support Home Base at the ITEEA Annual Conference, where you can come experience EbD-BUZZ online courses in person, request free preview access to the courses of your choice, and speak with our knowledgeable staff about teaching EbD curriculum in your classroom.

 

Open Wednesday, March 27th from 11-5, Thursday, March 28th from 8-5, and Friday, March 29th from 8-2. See you there!

 

Stop by and test drive these courses and more in the Learning Lounge:

 

Intended Audience: PreK (ages 3-4)

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

In this TEEMS Building Block, preschool students will use a multisensory approach as they plant and observe seed growth, experience hands-on lessons, enjoy literature, and share with teachers and students the circle of life.

 

Intended Audience: Kindergarten

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

A Home for All Seasons engages young learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore animal homes. The Kindergarten Building Block integrates concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as students create various animal homes. Following guided inquiry activities, a design challenge provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills in a meaningful way as they design and build a birdhouse. 

 

Intended Audience: 1st Grade

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

Can You Hear Me? engages young learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: how we are able to hear and process sounds. By utilizing an experiential approach, students collaboratively investigate the issue of noise pollution, which is probably something that students do not realize is a form of pollution. Following guided inquiry activities, a design challenge provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills in a meaningful way as they design and create something that makes a sound and also helps them detect sounds. A Grand Challenge for Engineering identified by the National Academy of Engineering as "Reverse-Engineer the Brain" serves as a real-world inspiration for students to connect their learning with the present and the future.  

 

Intended Audience: 2nd Grade

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

From Nature to Me engages young learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore biomimicry (one of the most important challenges of the twenty-first century) and learn how we can obtain from nature the tools necessary for scientific discovery. By utilizing an experiential approach, students collaboratively begin to explore how animals spread seeds and how their environment is then suitable for habitation. Following guided inquiry activities, a design challenge allows students to create a device that will travel on land or air to disperse seeds. This experience serves as a real-world inspiration for students to connect their learning with both the present and the future. 

 

Intended Audience: 3rd Grade

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

Natural Hazards engages young learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore natural hazards that occur on the Earth. Science and mathematics concepts that are reinforced include multiple hands-on, inquiry based activities such as creating designs, exploring regions of the Earth, and analyzing weather data as students learn about weather and climate, and the natural hazards that occur around the world. The final design challenge provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills in a meaningful way as they develop a design for a snow shoe to help people travel during a blizzard. A Grand Challenge for Engineering, identified by the National Academy of Engineering —Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery— serves as a real-world inspiration for students to connect their learning about Natural Hazards and design solutions that reduce the impacts of these hazards. 

 

Intended Audience: 4th Grade

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

The Power of Solar develops students' understanding of energy systems and related technologies, temperature, electricity, and sustainable sources of energy. Literacy strategies are integrated throughout lessons to support the development of reading, writing, and speaking skills. Core fourth grade math concepts and skills of decimals, perimeter, area, angles, points, lines, rays, and symmetry are reinforced through opportunities for application within meaningful STEM contexts. 

 

Intended Audience: 5th Grade

Course Length: 6-8 weeks

Our Water, Our World engages learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: universal access to clean water. By utilizing an experiential approach, students collaboratively investigate global water issues and learn that stewardship and innovation can make a difference in solving the world's problems. Students will learn common ways to purify contaminated water and measure the effectiveness of each purification system. 

 

Intended Audience: Grades 6-8

Course Length: 14 weeks

The Engineering for All (EfA) project has been funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant # DRL 1316601) to create, test, and revise two seven-week modules for middle school technology education classes on the important social contexts of food and water. The units are built on four "drivers" that underpin the Engineering for All approach. These include:

● Promoting the potential of engineering as a social good.

● Revisiting unifying engineering and technology themes (i.e., design, modeling, systems, resources, and human values) in authentic social contexts.

● Using design-based engineering activities as authentic contexts for teaching and learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ideas and practices

● Using informed design as the core pedagogical methodology.

 

Intended Audience: Grades 9-10

Course Length: 36 weeks

Foundations of Technology prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities apply student applications of science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations. 

 

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