Curriculum

About STEM Education Works Curriculum

Teacher designed, industry aligned, using best-in-class robotic technology, the STEM Education Works curriculum drives problem-solving, collaboration and creative-thinking skills to ensure student success in the workforce. Targeted toward students grades 6-12, the curriculum is split into modules containing five lessons each, focusing on core STEM subjects such as engineering, technology and robotics that can be directly applied to a future career.

Standards Aligned

To ensure that students are gaining top-quality education, we have designed our curriculum to meet national educational standards from the Standards for Technological Literacy (STL), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), while ensuring that students also develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and technical skills needed for the workforce of tomorrow.

Implementation Methods

STEM Education Works course modules are designed with flexibility in mind. Our modules can be offered as a standalone course anywhere in an appropriate STEM or CTE pathway course, implemented alongisde existing material, and requires no long-term commitment.

Scaffolded Design

Our scaffolded design promotes student independence and allows students and educators to differentiate to meet the needs of individual learners, rather than following the a-b-c-d format of similar programs.

Teacher Designed

The STEM Education Works curriculum has been developed through a partnership with Purdue University’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation. Faculty and students from the engineering technology teacher education program brought their experience with curriculum development to help create the instructional activities for the STEM Education Works modules.

Dr. Greg Strimel talks about STEM Education Works curriculum.

Curriculum Module Matrix

Curriculum Layout

Module 1 – Foundations of Engineering, Technology, and Robotics

Unit 1: Systems Thinking & Robotics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Robotics & Technology

Lesson 2: Systems Thinking and Inputs/Outputs

Lesson 3: Flowcharts

Unit 2: Computational Thinking & Programming

Lesson 1: Blockly Programming Basics

Lesson 2: Dynamic Programming: Variables, Logic, Loops, and Functions

Lesson 3: Computational Thinking

Unit 3: Engineering Design Process

Lesson 1: Engineering Design Process

Lesson 2: Computer Aided Design & Prototyping

Lesson 3: Advanced Computer Aided Design & Prototyping

Unit 4: Advanced Manufacturing Fundamentals

Lesson 1: Efficient Production

Lesson 2: Intelligent Production & Quality Control

Lesson 3: Effective Organization

Unit 5: Robotics in Society

Lesson 1: Robotics & Disasters

Lesson 2: Anthropology

Lesson 3: Redesigning Ethically

Module 2 (coming soon) – Foundations of Engineering, Technology, and Manufacturing

Unit 1 - Programmable Logic Controllers & Electronics

Unit 2 - Automation & Material Handling

Unit 3 - Inspection & Quality

Unit 4 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Unit 5 - Product Lifecycle Management & Impact

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Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Advisors

 

  • Zach McKeever | Teacher | McCutcheon High School

  • Dr. Scott Bartholomew | Assistant Professor | Purdue University

Curriculum Developers

 

  • Dr. Scott Bartholomew | Assistant Professor | Purdue University

  • Abby Morehouse | Engineering Technology/Computer Science Teacher

  • Colin Swift | Elementary STEM Teacher

  • William Walls | Graduate Research Assistant | Purdue University

  • Vanessa Santana | Undergraduate Researcher | Purdue University

  • Emily Ruesch | Engineering Technology Teacher

  • Jill Rubacha | Engineering Technology Teacher

  • Morgan Hauck | Engineering Technology Teacher

  • Jakob Kerr | Engineering Technology Teacher

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