Virtual Writing Assessments for ADI

Virtual Introduction to ADI in Engineering (June)

  • June 21 & 22, 2021
  • Live Virtual Workshop
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Date & Time

  • Monday & Tuesday
  • June. 21-22, 2021
  • 9:00-11:30am Central &
  • 12:00-3:00pm Central


  • Live Workshop Online via Zoom
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  • $175 early bird pricing (good through 5/7/2021)
  • $200 regular price (after 5/7/2021)
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Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry in Engineering

Our introductory workshop is designed to provide secondary educators with a foundational understanding of the ADI instructional model in Engineering. We provide a hands-on, curriculum-driven professional learning experience that helps participants develop the knowledge and experience they need to feel confident using or supporting the use of ADI-E in classrooms.

What is Argument-Driven Engineering?

  • Argument-Driven Inquiry in Engineering challenges students to use core science ideas, engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts to solve a design challenge.
  • Students work within the criteria and constraints given to 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.
  • ADI-E features STEM Design Challenges that are easily integrated into science, engineering, and STEM courses. These STEM Challenges can also be a foundational element in after-school programs or summer STEM camps.

What is included in the workshop?

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI Engineering instructional model by participating in all eight stages of an actual ADI-E STEM Design Challenge from start to finish.
  • The workshop will model a design challenge for middle school using a method that is transferable to elementary and high school settings.
  • Attendees will receive a few pre-publication design challenges that they can take back and try in their own classrooms.

Please note, campus and district leaders are welcome to attend this training to preview the process but are not licensed to provide training to others.

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