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Publish Your K-12 Engineering Curriculum via the TeachEngineering Digital Library. Jacquelyn Sullivan Associate Dean College of Engineering & Applied Science University of Colorado Boulder. TeachEngineering Purpose.

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Publish your k 12 engineering curriculum via the teachengineering digital library

Publish Your K-12 Engineering Curriculum via the TeachEngineering Digital Library

Jacquelyn Sullivan

Associate Dean

College of Engineering & Applied Science University of Colorado Boulder


Publish your k 12 engineering curriculum via the teachengineering digital library

TeachEngineering Purpose

To become a national platform for user-generated K-12 engineering science and design curricula. Inquiry-based lessons and hands-on activities enable teachers to make the creativity of engineering – and its relevance to the lives of youth – come alive.

  • TeachEngineering contents:

  • 57 curricular units

  • 348 lessons

  • 599 hands-on activities

  • From 19 institutions

  • …and growing monthly


Publish your k 12 engineering curriculum via the teachengineering digital library

TeachEngineering Features

All 50 states; international ITEEA

National (McREL, AAAS, NSES, NCTM)

  • Standards-aligned 

  • Dynamic, ongoing cross-alignment

  • Organized by:

    • Hands-on activities

    • Lessons

    • Multi-week curricular units

  • Flexible search engine

  • Free for teacher use

  • Incorporates NAE Changing the Conversationmessaging in every lesson/activity

  • Welcome submissions from all institutions for peer review and publication


Publish your k 12 engineering curriculum via the teachengineering digital library

  • Your program

  • NAE CTCmessaging


Teachengineering usage history

TeachEngineering Usage History

  • Accessed by 489,805 different users in 2010

  • During the first half of AY 10-11, usage averaged 64,289 unique users per month (up 29%)

  • Usage tracks to the K-12 academic year

  • Recognized by NSDL in 2010 for top quality (of 121 collections)

  • Teachers provide feedback  continual improvement


Why would you want to publish in te

Why would you want to publish in TE?

  • National (and beyond) dissemination of your work to large teacher base for broader impact

  • Join the 34 other engineering colleges creating something great for K-12 educators and learners

  • Quality recognition and control

  • Continual standards realignment

  • Expanding features across collection

    • ITEEA standards

    • NAE Changing the Conversation messaging

  • Continual backbone maintenance


Engineering categories

Engineering Categories

  • Goal: To accommodate differences in how programs introduce engineering to K-12 learners

  • Meet one of three Engineering Categories:

    • Category 1: Relating science or math concept(s) to engineering

    • Category 2: Engineering analysis or partial design

    • Category 3: Complete engineering design process

  • Indicated by a 3-dot system


How do i publish

How do I publish?

  • Create and classroom-test your K-12 engineering curricula

    ~ must be original work ~

  • Format your material into the TE Word templates

    • Flexible to incorporate different teaching styles within common core requirements  results in standardized TE “look-n-feel”

  • Conduct an internal review prior to TE submission to improve your success in the review process

  • Agree to allow others to freely use your lessons and activities for educational purposes


Publish your k 12 engineering curriculum via the teachengineering digital library

  • Authoring guidance documents

  • Tips & suggestions

  • Reviewer rubrics

  • Templates


Review and publication process

Review and Publication Process

  • Submit documents in Word templates

  • Editor looks at submissions to make sure they are complete and ready for review

  • Documents sent to reviewers (like a journal)

    • K-12 Content Review – Teacher uses rubric to ensure quality, readability and usability by teachers

    • Engineering Review – Engineer or upper-level engineering student uses rubric to evaluate technical content and determine engineering category

  • TE provides a final edit of the document and converts it from Word to the website format


Come share your great work

Come share your great work…

 Be a contributor:

TeachEngineering website: www.TeachEngineering.org

Publishing instructions: www.TeachEngineering.org/submit_curricula.php

TE submission portal: ojs.TeachEngineering.org

 Be a reviewer:

Easy online form: www.TeachEngineering.org/want_to_review.php

Contact us:

Principal Editor: Paul Klenk | 312-857-3853 | [email protected]

General e-mail: [email protected]

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