October 8, 2019 - October 9, 2019
Argument-Driven Engineering for Middle School Educators
Argument-Driven Engineering challenges students to use core science ideas, engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts to solve a design challenge. Students work within the constraints and criteria given, design and build prototypes, test and refine their designs, and write a design report about their findings and the engineering design process; all while participating in collaborative groups, argumentation sessions, and peer review and feedback stages. This workshop will provide teachers with an overview of the stages and a mini-design challenge in which you will experience these stages in preparation for using Argument-Driven Engineering with your own students. The workshop will model a design challenge for middle school but the knowledge gained about the stages is transferable to high school settings. These challenges are appropriate for educators to integrate into their science course, as part of an engineering or STEM course, or in after-school or summer STEM camp settings.
$345 per person
Included in your registration
- Digital copies of the design challenges
- Q & A with the presenter
- Digital copies of the design challenges will be provided for participants' classroom use only and are not to be redistributed or shared with others. Campus and district leaders are welcome to attend this training to preview the process but are not licensed to provide training to others.
Please do not book any non-refundable travel until about a month in advance as the workshop will be canceled, and all money refunded if the minimum workshop size is not met.
If you are traveling from out of town, the Austin Bergstrom International Airport is 37 miles away from the venue.