ISDDE Conference Features EiE Keynote

Director to speak on "the engineering of the EiE curriculum"


EiE founder and director Christine Cunningham
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Christine Cunningham with the simple five-step engineering design process developed for the EiE curriculum.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The founder and director of Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®), Dr. Christine Cunningham will be the keynote speaker at the eleventh conference of the International Society for Design and Development in Education, held Sept 22 – 25, 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

ISDEE is a professional organization that works to increase the impact of curriculum designers on educational practice, particularly in K – 12 STEM instruction. The conference theme this year is Educative Design, an exploration of the educative opportunities both while creating curriculum and as a result of curriculum.

At last year’s meeting, held in Cambridge, England, EiE and Dr. Cunningham were recognized with the 7th annual ISDDE Prize for excellence in design for science or mathematics. The prize includes a $10,000 award which the EiE project has applied to professional development scholarships to elementary teachers.

In her keynote presentation on Sept. 22, titled “Engineering EiE®: The Development of an Elementary Engineering Curriculum,” Dr. Cunningham will look at how the engineering design process informed the development of the award-winning curriculum. EiE has reached more than 9 million students and 90,000 teachers and is used in all 50 states, with a statewide implementation in Delaware and districtwide implementations in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Minneapolis, and other large districts.

Engineering is Elementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston.

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