Impact of Standards: Reflections on a Paper by Harris and Goertz

Committee Panel: Jim Spohrer, IBM Almaden Research Center; Mario Godoy-Gonzalez, Royal High School, Royal, Washington; and Elizabeth Stage, Lawrence Hall of Science


The Unintended Consequences of Standards

*Deborah Meier, NYU

11:15 a.m.

Moderated Discussion: Are Standards for K–12 Engineering a Good Idea, Are They Feasible?

Committee, Presenters, and Guests

Moderator: TBD

12:00 p.m.



Luncheon Speaker: Steve Robinson, Special Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, “K–12 STEM Education and Standards: A View from the New Administration”

Engineering in Existing K–12 Standards

1:00 p.m.

Engineering Concepts and Skills in State K–12 Curriculum Frameworks


The Case of Massachusetts

Jake Foster, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


The Case of New Jersey

Beth McGrath, Stevens Institute of Technology


The Case of Minnesota

*Clark Erickson, Minnesota Department of Education (ret.)

2:00 p.m.

Engineering-Related Concepts and Skills in National K–12Standards

Documents for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Cary Sneider, Boston Museum of Science (ret.) and Linda Rosen (Committee Member), Education and Management Innovations

2:30 p.m.

Q&A with Committee


Participating by telephone.

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