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EngrTEAMS: Engineering to Transform the Education of Analysis, Measurement, and Science in a Team-Based Targeted Mathematics-Science Partnership
This project is increasing grade 4-8 student learning of science concepts, as well as mathematical concepts related to data analysis and measurement, by using an engineering design-based approach to teacher professional development and curricular development. The partnership involves the University of Minnesota's STEM Education Center and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), Purdue University's INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering, the Saint Paul Public Schools, the North Saint Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District, and the South Washington County Schools. These three school districts are contiguous, and represent schools that are inner city, urban, and suburban.

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A Study of STEM Assessments in Engineering, Science, and Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Students
"The purpose of this study was to develop, scale, and validate assessments in engineering, science, and mathematics with grade appropriate items that were sensitive to the curriculum developed by teachers.…

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EngrTEAMS Project Video 2016
Posted by: Barbara Wojcik. Engineering to Transform the Education of Analysis, Measurement & Science in a Team-based, Targeted Mathematics-Science Partnership: This overview video highlights the components of the EngrTEAMS project.
Development of an Instrument to Assess Attitudes Toward Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
"There is a need for more students to be interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers to advance U.S. competitiveness and economic growth. A consensus exists that improving…
A Study of STEM Assessments in Engineering, Science, and Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Students
"The purpose of this study was to develop, scale, and validate assessments in engineering, science, and mathematics with grade appropriate items that were sensitive to the curriculum developed by teachers.…
Teachers' Use of Argumentation in the Development of Integrated STEM Curricula
"This case study has provided cursory insight into the use of argumentation within the development of integrated STEM curricula. All of the curricula contain elements of argumentation, though the number…
Artificial Floating Islands: An Integrated STEM Unit
Posted by: Barbara Wojcik. The integrated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) unit described in this article focuses on Artificial Floating Islands (AFIs), humanmade structures capable of supporting aquatic vegetation on a floating platform.…
Publications associated with EngrTEAMS
Posted by: Barbara Wojcik. This page lists all papers and presentations associated with the EngrTEAMS project, including: Published Journal Papers Journal Papers in Press Scientific Papers Published in Conference Proceedings Conference presentations, papers, or…
STEM integration in the middle grades: A case study of teacher implementation
Posted by: Barbara Wojcik. Currently, there is a movement in precollege education to include engineering in the science curriculum. In the classroom, one manner of adding engineering to the precollege curricula is through STEM…
Classroom discourse development for "Flipping classrooms": Theoretical concepts, practices, and joint efforts from engineering students and instructors
Posted by: Barbara Wojcik. This study applies discourse analysis using revised taxonomy to evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional model and assess students' learning gains simultaneously. It examines conditions for the development of classroom…
STEM Integration: Evidence of Student Learning in Design-Based Curricula
Posted by: Barbara Wojcik. This study focuses on student learning of engineering design practices and the development of engineering thinking skills during participation in design-based curricular activities and will seek to answer the question:…
Engineering to Enhance STEM Integration Efforts
"Currently, there is a movement in K-12 education to include engineering academic standards in the science curriculum. The Next Generation Science Standards, which include engineering design learning ideas, are starting…
Examination of Integrated STEM Curricula as a Means Toward Quality K- 12 Engineering Education (Research to Practice)
"For some time now, educators and policy makers have been focused on improving both education and career preparedness in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM). This push…
STEM Education Center receives $8M National Science Foundation grant
"The STEM Education Center has received an $8 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, to partner with 200 Twin Cities metro area teachers to increase science and math…