Setting the Context
Need, Effectiveness, and Unintended Consequences
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Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? Appendix C Workshop on Standards for K–12 Engineering Education July 8–9, 2009 National Academy of Engineering Keck Center of the National Academies 500 5th St., NW Washington, D.C. Day 1: July 8 8:30 a.m. Welcome, Goals for the Day, and Introductions Bob White, Carnegie Mellon University (emeritus) and Chair Committee on K–12 Engineering Standards Setting the Context 8:45 a.m. The Status of K–12 Engineering Education in the United States: Upcoming Report from the National Academies Greg Pearson, Study Director NAE/NRC Committee on K–12 Engineering Education 9:00 a.m. Opportunities and Barriers to Developing Standards for K–12 Engineering Rodger Bybee, Bybee Consulting 9:30 a.m. Discussion Committee and Guests 10:00 a.m. Break Need, Effectiveness, and Unintended Consequences 10:15 a.m. An Industry View on Standards for K–12 Engineering Ray Morrison, Lockheed Martin (ret.) and Ray Haynes, Northrop Grumman, ASEE Corporate Member Council
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Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? Impact of Standards: Reflections on a Paper by Harris and Goertz Committee Panel: Jim Spohrer, IBM Almaden Research Center; Mario Godoy-Gonzalez, Royal High School, Royal, Washington; and Elizabeth Stage, Lawrence Hall of Science The Unintended Consequences of Standards *Deborah Meier, NYU 11:15 a.m. Moderated Discussion: Are Standards for K–12 Engineering a Good Idea, Are They Feasible? Committee, Presenters, and Guests Moderator: TBD 12:00 p.m. Lunch Luncheon Speaker: Steve Robinson, Special Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, “K–12 STEM Education and Standards: A View from the New Administration” Engineering in Existing K–12 Standards 1:00 p.m. Engineering Concepts and Skills in State K–12 Curriculum Frameworks The Case of Massachusetts Jake Foster, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education The Case of New Jersey Beth McGrath, Stevens Institute of Technology The Case of Minnesota *Clark Erickson, Minnesota Department of Education (ret.) 2:00 p.m. Engineering-Related Concepts and Skills in National K–12Standards Documents for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Cary Sneider, Boston Museum of Science (ret.) and Linda Rosen (Committee Member), Education and Management Innovations 2:30 p.m. Q&A with Committee * Participating by telephone.
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Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? 3:00 p.m. Break Other Perspectives 3:15 p.m. Comments from Engineering and Business American Society for Engineering Education Division on K–12 & Pre-College Engineering: Elizabeth Parry, North Carolina State University College of Engineering Engineering Deans Council: Nicholas Altiero, Tulane University Business Higher Education Forum: Chris Roe Business Roundtable: Susan Traiman 4:00 p.m. Q&A with Committee 4:30 p.m. Comments from Educators Moderated panel: Steve Wagner, engineering teacher, Highland Springs High School, Virginia Robert Willis, biology teacher, Ballou High School, Washington, D.C. Dayo Akinsheye, principal, Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center, Washington, D.C. Gladys Whitehead, director of curriculum and instruction, Prince Georges County Public Schools, Maryland 5:30 p.m. Adjourn
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Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? Workshop on Standards for K–12 Engineering Education July 8–9, 2009 National Academy of Engineering Keck Center of the National Academies Washington, D.C. Day 2: July 9 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Plans for the Day Bob White, Carnegie Mellon University (emeritus) and Committee Chair Content for K–12 Engineering Standards 8:45 a.m. Identification of Core Engineering Knowledge at the High School Level: Report of a Study Rod Custer, Jenny Daugherty, and Joe Meyer, Illinois State University (National Center for Engineering and Technology Education) Engineering and the ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy: History and Status Kendall Starkweather, International Technology Education Association 9:45 a.m. Q&A with Committee 10:15 a.m. Break “Standards 2.0”: New Models for the New Century 10:30 a.m. Alternatives to Traditional Content Standards: Discussion of Framing Paper by Committee Member Jim Rutherford Summary of Paper: Christine Cunningham, Committee Discussants: Jan Morrison, TIES Torrence Robinson, Texas Instruments Gerhard Salinger, NSF Senta Raizen (invited), WestEd 11:15 a.m. Committee Discussion 11:30 a.m. Fewer Concepts, Greater Depth NCTM “Focal Points” Project, Jim Rubillo, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? NSTA “Science Anchors” Project, Francis Eberle, National Science Teachers Association 12:15 p.m. Q&A with Committee 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. Focus on College and Workplace Readiness American Diploma Project, Jean Slattery, Achieve, Inc. **Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Valerie Greenhill, e-Luminate Group Career Clusters, Kim Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium 2:15 p.m. Creating Consistency and Rigor Council of Chief State School Officers—National Governors Association Common Standards Initiative, Scott Montgomery, CCSSO 2:45 p.m. Q&A with Committee 3:00 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. Stakeholder Comment Session [NOTE: A variety of organizations will be invited to provide brief (5 minutes) comments for the committee’s consideration. Those who cannot attend the workshop in person may submit written comments via e-mail. Questions that might guide this input are attached as an annex to this agenda.] 4:00 p.m. Final Thoughts and Next Steps Bob White and Committee 4:15 p.m. Adjourn ** Participating by videoconference.
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Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? ANNEX Questions to Guide Input for “Stakeholder Comment Session,” July 9 To the extent that you are aware of such efforts, in general, do you think teaching engineering in K–12 schools is a good idea or not, and why? Many areas of education (e.g., mathematics, science, history, geography) have developed content standards that suggest what K–12 students should know and be able to do at different points in their school careers. No such standards exist for engineering. Would such standards for engineering be a good idea or not, and why? What alternatives to traditional standards might help bring consistency and coherence to K–12 engineering education? What other advice or comments, if any, do you have for the committee?