Episode 019: Engineering Design with Cary Sneider



Although engineering has been mentioned in prior standards, it was never very prominent, and only rarely implemented as a part of science.  Learn why engineering has been embraced to the extent it has in the Framework and NGSS and how to implement engineering design in your NGSS classroom from a member of the NGSS writing team, Cary Sneider.

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 Show Highlights (with time stamps)

  • 07:00 - 08:35    Why is engineering such a focus in NGSS?
  • 10:45 - 20:30    How to integrate engineering into lesson-planning
  • 20:45 - 23:00    How do science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fit together?
  • 29:00 - 35:00    Using a design matrix to make decisions
  • 42:00 - 47:35    Engineering curriculum resources

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004: Meet a Writer of the NGSS--Jen Gutierrez


 Episode #004 Summary

(1:00) So without further ado, here is Jen Gutierrez. Welcome, Jen. Thank you for coming on to our show today. Will you tell us a little bit about yourself?

(2:00) Jen tells us about working on the NGSS writing team specifically on the Life Science team and Appendix D.

(3:00)  How did Jen get involved in that process?

(4:00) Jen’s incredible “aha!” moment when she first reads the drafts of the Framework (the foundation of NGSS).

(7:53) Jen tells us about her go-to NGSS resources.

(11:34) What are some of the misconceptions that you (Jen) might still be seeing that teachers might have about the NGSS?

(22:08) Jen discusses Engineering is Elementary

(34:39) Jen gives some final words of wisdom and more resources!

NGSS Resources mentioned in this episode


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