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Project Title: Educator Capacity Building In PreK-12 Engineering Education

PIN: NAE-NAE-15-01         

Major Unit:
National Academy of Engineering
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
NAE Office of Programs
Board on Science Education

Pearson, Greg

Subject/Focus Area:
Education; Engineering and Technology

Educator Capacity Building In PreK-12 Engineering Education
August 29, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Greg Pearson
Phone: 202-334-2282


Committee on Educator Capacity Building in PreK-12 Engineering Education
Meeting 4

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, August 29

CLOSED SESSION (Committee Only)

3:00 p.m. Welcome and Overview of the Meeting

3:15 p.m. Discussion of the report

5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, August 30

CLOSED SESSION (Committee Only)

8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:35 a.m. Continued discussion of the report

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Continued discussion of the report


1:00 p.m. LPI’s report, Effective Teacher Professional Development (2017): Implications for the project
(Background readings: (1) Effective Teacher Professional Development Factsheet; (2) Effective Teacher Professional Development Report)
Moderator: Bryan Kind, Project Lead the Way

Maria Hyler and Madelyn Gardner, Learning Policy Institute (Invited)

• What findings from the report might apply to the preparation of K-12 teachers of engineering?
• What is the role of engineering design in pedagogy?
• What are the challenges and affordances of introducing math and science concepts through engineering design?

1:45 p.m. Evaluation data from PreK-12 Engineering PD programs
Moderator: Maria Simani, California Science Project

Beth Cady, NAE

• What data has been collected and what claims are made?
• How can this information be used in the report in ways that address the SOT?
• What research questions should be addressed in future studies?

2:45 p.m. Credentialing of K12 Engineering Educators: Schools and Staffing Survey and a review of state policies
(Background readings: Kuehn SASS report; DeMiranda report on credentialing)
Moderator: Bruce Wellman, Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, Kansas

Greg Pearson, NAE: SASS
Michael DeMiranda, Texas A&M: State policies (by WebEx)

• What do these data tell us about the prevalence of PreK-12 teachers assigned to teach engineering, with engineering certificates, or with engineering degrees?
• How do these data help address the relevant questions about professional pathways for educators, including those working in informal settings, in the SOT?
• What are the implications for the report?
3:30 pm Break

3:45 p.m. Connecting Engineering Skills/Dispositions to Workforce Needs
Moderator: Ellen Kullman, DuPont (ret.)

Jennifer Ryan Crozie, Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship, President, IBM International Foundation
Maura Banta, Director of Citizenship Initiatives in Education, IBM

• IBM’s experience with P-TECH schools
• Leveraging Watson to support teacher PD

4:30 p.m. Break

CLOSED SESSION (Committee Only)

4:40 p.m. Reflections on the open session presentations

5:15 p.m. Break

Thursday, August 31


8:00 a.m. Welcome

8:05 a.m. Discussion of the report

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Report Outline

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Development of work plans

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ellen Kullman
Rodger Bybee
Jason Coleman
David Crismond
Cheryl Farmer
Jen Gutierrez
Tanner Huffman
Bryan Kind
Brian Reiser
maria Simani
Bruce Wellman
Suzanne Wilson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Report writing and the report review process.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 8, 2017