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Archive: Transforming Science Learning: Solving the Problem of Finding Authentic Problems Students Can Solve in the K-12 Classroom, December 16, 2020

Is identifying and choosing relevant, authentic problems to put in front of your students holding you back from providing opportunities to engage your students in engineering design?

Join us to gain insight on what makes a problem instructionally productive. We’ll also explore resources available to support you in selecting problems to put in front of your students and strategies to help students identify problems they want to pursue individually or in small groups for STEM competitions or their own interest.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I enjoyed learning to use the interactive features of virtual learning (Socratic, jam board, google slides) and the video of the students explaining their solutions."
  • "I loved the interactive activities of the assignment. They allowed us to take on the role of students."
  • "The examples used to show how authentic problems may be identified was very helpful. Also, making the seminar interactive for the participants was great! Using Jamboard and the chat and Google slides to help increase engagement among participants."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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