Saturday, November 14, 2009

Engineering Pathway > Engineering Education Wing Of The NSDL

The Engineering Pathway [] is a portal to high-quality teaching and learning resources in engineering, applied science and math, computer science / information technology, and engineering technology and is designed for use by K-12 and university educators and students. The K-12 engineering curriculum uses engineering as a vehicle for the integration of hands-on science and mathematics through real-world designs and applications that inspire the creativity of youth.

Users may search over K-12 engineering lessons and activities, as well as other K-12 resources, by many criteria - including content focus area, grade level and educational standards. K-12 community resources include professional development opportunities and research findings. Higher education resources may be discovered by multiple criteria including discipline, audience, resource type, title, author/creator, special topics, or by selected collection. Higher education community resources include support for ABET accreditation, research and scholarship, curricula development and extracurricular activities for students.

Additional features include outreach information and materials, diversity resources, professional society and career planning information, personalized workspace, the ability to contribute and comment on resources, and hosted search services.

The Engineering Pathway's goal is to provide resources that help teachers, parents, faculty, and practicing engineers to inspire more of today's students to follow an engineering path as their way to understand and improve the world.

Our Goals

Beginning with our November 2005 launch, our goals are to:

  • Merge NEEDS and TeachEngineering into a unified K-gray engineering educational digital library

  • Significantly and sustainably grow high-quality resources

  • Align the unified curricular materials with appropriate undergraduate and K-12 educational standards

  • Grow the participation of content providers and users

  • Enhance quality control and review protocols for content

  • Expand gender equity and ethnic diversity components by cataloging and reviewing curricular resources created by female-centric and minority-serving organizations

Also Links To

Help for First Time Users / Contacts / Collaborators / Evaluation / Publications / EP Flyer (PDF)



Engineering Pathway Is The Engineering Education Wing Of The National Science Digital Library [].

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

As a national network of learning environments, resources, and partnerships, NSDL seeks to serve a vital role as STEM educational cyberlearning for the nation, meeting the informational and technological needs of educators and learners at all levels.

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