Authors: Debbie Dailey, Ed.D., Alicia Cotabish Ed.D.
Product Code: 6144
ISBN: 978-1-61821-614-4
Pages: 240
Availability: In stock.

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 the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Standards for Engineering Education. 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 K–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.


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Review: Gifted Child Today - July 1, 2017
This book, edited by Debbie Dailey and Alicia Catobish, brings together the talent and expertise of well-known researchers in the fields of both gifted education and engineering in 13 chapters that include information regarding key components of engineering instruction for K-8 high ability learners, designing engineering curriculum based on new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Standards for Engineering Education, and teacher professional development and student identification considerations for implementing applied engineering in the K-8 classroom.
Review: Mindprint Learning - March 14, 2017
For educators intending to integrate engineering design into their curriculum, this book provides a good combination of theory, practical considerations, and beginning suggestions to get them off to an effective and educated start . . .

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