Engineering Instruction for
High-Ability Learners in K–8 Classrooms is an application-based practitioners’
guide to applied engineering that is grounded in engineering practices found in
curriculum standards. The book provides educators with information and examples
on integrating engineering into existing and newly designed curriculum.
The book specifies necessary components of engineering
curriculum and instruction, recommends appropriate activities to encourage
problem solving, creativity and innovation, and provides examples of innovative
technology in engineering curriculum and instruction. Additionally, authors
discuss professional development practices to best prepare teachers for
engineering instruction and provide recommendations to identify engineering
talent among F–8 students. Finally, the book includes a wealth of resources,
including sample lesson and assessment plans, to assist educators in integrating
engineering into their curriculum and instruction.