Foundations of Design & Innovation - STEM Education Works

GIVE STUDENTS WORKFORCE SKILLS —
FOUNDATIONS OF DESIGN & INNOVATION.


With our Foundations of Design & Innovation curriculum, you’ll have the support and training you need to implement educational technology as you teach your students the skills they need to be successful in the ever-changing workforce.


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Our curriculum is equipped with a scaffolded design to allow teachers to be flexible and meet the individual needs of students as they learn hands-on at their own pace. Each book contains 4 units and is divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This allows the curriculum to be adapted to students’ level of experience with and knowledge of the technology.

WITH OUR FOUNDATIONS OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION K-5 CURRICULUM, STUDENTS WILL:


  • Learn the basics of specific technologies and how to use them
  • Understand the role of technology in their lives and the world
  • Gain new technology experience to prepare them for future careers
  • Collaborate with peers to create and explore
  • Solve real-world problems across all subject areas
  • Build social-emotional learning and other soft skills
  • Be inspired to continue their STEM journey


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DIFFICULTY LEVEL UNITS ELA SCIENCE MATH SOCIAL STUDIES ART SEL MOVEMENT
All Levels Meet Sphero®
Beginner Which Way?
The Ugly Duckling
Intermediate Coding My Way to the Game
Advanced Sphero® Bowling
Sphero® Solar System

DIFFICULTY LEVEL UNITS ELA SCIENCE MATH SOCIAL STUDIES ART SEL MOVEMENT
Beginner Meet Tinkercad & Sindoh
Let's Move Snow
Keeping Cool
Amazing Animal Teeth
Float Your Goat
Intermediate Wolf Shelter
Leaf Stamps
Advanced Cleaning Waterways
Prosthetic Bird Beaks
Choosing the Right Design Tool for the Job
Kids' Choice Awards

DIFFICULTY LEVEL UNITS ELA SCIENCE MATH SOCIAL STUDIES ART SEL MOVEMENT
All Levels Meet littleBits®
Beginner Jack's Treasure Hunt
Intermediate Animal Adaptations
Advanced Current Energy

DIFFICULTY LEVEL UNITS ELA SCIENCE MATH SOCIAL STUDIES ART SEL MOVEMENT
All Levels Meet micro:bit
Beginner Coding Constellations
Coding Matter
Intermediate Digital Storytelling
Sound the Sirens
Simulating Sensory Responses
Advanced Sensing the World Around Us
Saving Crashy Bird

DIFFICULTY LEVEL UNITS ELA SCIENCE MATH SOCIAL STUDIES ART SEL MOVEMENT
All Levels Meet Dobot
Beginner Ocean Arms
Little Red's Shipping Company
Intermediate Making Your Mark
Advanced Coding in the Classroom
Bottleneck Breakdown


Foundations of Design & Innovation


Sphero Edition


Innovation is more than using technology, it is changing students’ ways of thinking to empower them to think critically and solve real-world problems. Our curriculum focuses not only on technologies and subject areas, but also on soft skills that are so important in today’s global environment. Collaboration, team building, social-emotional learning, perseverance, and critical thinking are themes that run throughout our units. Every lesson includes hands-on activities that let students experiment and learn in ways that meet their individual needs. Each book is standards-aligned and designed with flexibility in mind. Divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced, the lessons can be adapted to students’ level of experience with and knowledge of the technology. Each unit follows the 5E learning model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Engineer, and Evaluate.


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Foundations of Design & Innovation


Sindoh Edition


Innovation is more than using technology, it is changing students’ ways of thinking to empower them to think critically and solve real-world problems. Our curriculum focuses not only on technologies and subject areas, but also on soft skills that are so important in today’s global environment. Collaboration, team building, social-emotional learning, perseverance, and critical thinking are themes that run throughout our units. Every lesson includes hands-on activities that let students experiment and learn in ways that meet their individual needs. Each book is designed with flexibility in mind. Divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced, the lessons can be adapted to students’ level of experience with and knowledge of the technology. Each unit follows the 5E learning model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Engineer, and Evaluate.


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  • 3DWOX 1 – 3D Printer

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  • 3DWOX 2X – 3D Printer

    $2,999.00

Foundations of Design & Innovation


littleBits Edition


Innovation is more than using technology, it is changing students’ ways of thinking to empower them to think critically and solve real-world problems. Our curriculum focuses not only on technologies and subject areas, but also on soft skills that are so important in today’s global environment. Collaboration, team building, social-emotional learning, perseverance, and critical thinking are themes that run throughout our units. Every lesson includes hands-on activities that let students experiment and learn in ways that meet their individual needs. Each book is designed with flexibility in mind. Divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced, the lessons can be adapted to students’ level of experience with and knowledge of the technology. Each unit follows the 5E learning model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Engineer, and Evaluate.


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Foundations of Design & Innovation


micro:bit Edition


Our micro:bit curriculum meets your students right where they are. Interdisciplinary and cross-curricular, our lessons take coding to the next level using the MakeCode website, virtual micro:bit, and the micro:bit V1 or V2. Each lesson focuses on hands-on, project-based learning and implements SEL skills such as collaboration, reflection, and critical thinking. Literacy skills and authentic assessment are interwoven throughout the units.


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  • micro:bit Power Pack

    $35.90
  • micro:bit Starter Kit

    $32.90$53.90
  • micro:bit Smart Coding Kit

    $9.90$30.90
  • micro:bit Tinker Kit

    $51.90$72.90

Foundations of Design & Innovation


Dobot Edition


Introduce your students to the world of robotics with our K-5 Dobot curriculum. Through cultural and career connections, students explore ways that robotic arms are used in a variety of industries from manufacturing to ocean research. Along the way they practice computational thinking, coding, and problem-solving skills. Whether you are using the Dobot Magician or Dobot Lite, robotic arms have never been more accessible for your elementary students.


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Foundations of Design & Innovation


Bundle


Our Foundations of Design and Innovation Bundle combines all of the curriculum you need for your K-5 STEM studio. This bundle includes print copies of each module and access to a studio license for our online learning platform. Choose from 1, 2, and 3-year subscriptions.


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