Curriculum Building Resources
3 Dimensional Teaching - outlines the elements of three dimensional teaching: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts
5 E Model - outlines the elements of the 5 E model of teaching: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate
5 E Model Planning Template - useful in planning 5 E's of your instruction.
Backward Design Starter Questions - facilitates discussion in the beginning stages of planning, beginning with assessments.
Earth and Space Science (complete) - outline for a kindergarten unit with standards and objectives.
Engineering Design Assessment Template (blank) - useful in planning engineering design challenges.
Engineering Design Assessment Template (complete) - complete template for a kindergarten classroom.
Engineering Design Process Descriptions - one page handout describing the engineering design process.
5 E Model Strand Template (complete) - grade one sample of 5 E planning.
Connecting the 5 E's to the Standards Lesson Sort, Grade 2 - useful in learning the 5 E's and their connection to standards.
Connecting the 5 E's to the Standards Lesson Sort, Grade 5 - useful in learning the 5 E's and their connection to standards.
Unpacking the 3 Dimensions in the Performance Expectations - useful in unpacking 3D teaching.
Kid Friendly Engineering Design Rubric - rubric with kid-friendly language.
Kid Friendly Project Rubric - rubric with kid-friendly language.
Engineering Ornament Packages Design Challenge - sample engineering design challenge.
Project-based Assessment (complete) - grade 5 sample.
Project-based Assessment (template) - template for planning a PBA.
Project-based Assessment Teacher Rubric - rubric with teacher language.
Backward Design Spark Questions - discussion starters for backward design.
STEM Challenges Sample - sample STEM Challenges.