STEAM: Engineering Design in the Physical Science Curriculum, Thibodeau, Summer 2019

Course Numbers: EDU 5627 C24 (Graduate) &  EDU 4710 CFS26 (Undergraduate)
Instructor: Timothy Thibodeau
Location: Online with one in-person meeting.
Dates and Times: June 24-August 16, 2019

This course begins in an online environment the week of June 25, 2019. There will be one in-person meeting at Castleton University later in the course, the exact date and times will be decided by the group within the first two weeks of class.

Credits: 3 graduate or undergraduate credits
Tuition: $975

Note: Course payment of $975 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description

The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize the engineering design process at all levels of instruction.  Engineering activities ask students to be creative and think critically while designing and building a prototype to meet a need of society.  In this course, we will discover and plan ways of integrating the engineering design process in the science curriculum.  This course will focus on activities at the middle school level, but lessons can be adapted to be used in any K-12 classroom.

Audience: All educators 

Course Goals & Objectives

At the completion of this course, a student will be able to plan and teach engineering-based lesson plans at any level which are aligned with the NGSS standards.

Required Texts

Costs for required texts, if any, are not included in the course tuition.

Required Readings/Texts:

Christine M. Cunningham Engineering in Elementary STEM Education

Other Suggested Readings/Texts:

A Framework for K-12 Science Education available online for free on NAC Press website

NGSS Science Standards available online for free on NAC Press website

 All other readings will be posted to the course Moodle site.

For additional course information

Timothy Thibodeau
(802) 468-1385

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!