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  1. 2012 Summer Institute Week 1 Reflection

    14 Jun 2012 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    Complete this reflection prior to Friday's SLEDhub workshop.

  2. A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference October 10-12, 2011Carl Wieman Keynote PresentationCognitive psychology research What is the learning we want? How is it achieved? II. Education research Data from classrooms III. Institutional change—undergraduate STEM...

  3. Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota

  4. Advisory Board Agenda for 5-12-2011

    12 May 2011 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    Agenda for advisory board meeting of May 12, 2011.

  5. Advisory Board PowerPoint for 5-12-2011

    12 May 2011 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides for the advisory board meeting of May 12, 2011.

  6. Assessment Examples

    23 Jun 2011 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    Examples assessments from the mini-workshop on Gathering Evidence to Improve Practice.

  7. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.

  8. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers PowerPoint

    16 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides for the bio-inspired paper flowers activity during the 2014 SLED Summer Institute.

  9. Bottle Design PowerPoint from 2012 SLED Summer Institute

    25 Jun 2012 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint presentation for the bottle design activity from the 2012 SLED Summer Institute by Professor Larry Braile.

  10. Candy Bag PowerPoint Summer 2017

    29 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This PowerPoint presentation accompanied the Candy Bag design task at the SLED summer workshops in 2017.

  11. Circuits PowerPoint

    10 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides to accompany the Design of a Door Alarm task.

  12. Constraints and Criteria Video

    30 Jun 2014 | Demonstration Video | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This video, produced by the SLED project, features several engineers discussing the difference between constraints and criteria in engineering design tasks.

  13. Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F1 In our increasingly knowledge-based society, the focus of engineering education has changed dramatically, de-emphasizing specialized content skills and rote problem solving and concentrating on processes and habits of...

  14. Design of a Door Alarm

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This grade 4 design task helps students learn about simple circuits by designing a door alarm.

  15. Design of a Green Roof

    03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This grade 4 lesson addresses standards related to plant adaptation and response to the environment. Students are challenged to construct a model of a green roof for a house.

  16. Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.

  17. Design Process for SLED PowerPoint

    11 Dec 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the SLED design process.

  18. Design Team Developed: Compost Bin Lesson Plan

    05 Apr 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    SLED project lesson plan for compost bin design task.

  19. Design Team Developed: Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel

    13 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and addresses topics related to the sun-earth-moon system. Specifically, this lesson addresses that seasons result from the tilt of the earth, which causes changes in sunlight intensity and length of day. Related mathematical standards address...

  20. Designing Professional Development Template

    08 Jun 2015 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This template is for SLED teachers to design professional development experiences for other teachers. It was developed for use during the 2015 summer institute.