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Think Like an Engineer
Wednesday December 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Carol Mueller, Educational Consultant
Sponsored by Carolina Biological Supply Company
Is thinking like an engineer the same as thinking like a scientist? While there are many similarities, the unique way engineers think is a valuable skill that can benefit all students as they learn, explore careers, and become global citizens of the 21st century. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) three-dimensional learning standards expect K-5 educators to embed the 8 Science and Engineering Practices into every science class.
In this edWebinar, educational consultant Carol Mueller explores the four stages of how real engineers work and offer practical tips on how easily these can be incorporated into the science classroom. This recorded presentation will be of particular benefit to elementary through middle school teachers, school and district leaders, and other STEM or STEAM educators as well as anyone interested in the NGSS.
About the Presenter
Carol Mueller is an outside consultant for Carolina Biological Supply Company. Carol was the director of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) and Associate Director of the Hands-on Activities Science Program (HASP) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from 2004 to 2016. Prior to becoming the director, she was an AMSTI Science Specialist during 2003-2004. Carol began her teaching career in 1991 teaching and first through fifth grades and she was a teacher-in-residence for HASP in 1996-1997. She is a certified presenter for inquiry-based science and math modules and continues to plan and facilitate professional development activities. Carol served on the executive board of directors for the Alabama Science Teachers Association 2004-5 and was elected Teacher of the Year for two years at Somerville Road Elementary School. Carol’s education includes an educational leadership certification, master’s degree in elementary education, bachelor’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in finance and business administration.
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