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Name: Carl Peitz

Timeframe / Type of Class / Student Population: 6 Weeks in a Synchronous and Asynchronous online environment, Students presented to this
course are in High School, grades 9-12

Short Description of Initiative (limit one paragraph):

The main goal or idea of this 6 week course is for students to get not only an introduction to Engineering but to help develop skills for all future
projects in the course. Students will study the four large engineering disciplines that they may enter one day in the future. An engineering design
process is introduced so the students keep a structured method to solving a wide range of problems. Brainstorming techniques and sketching is
introduced so the students can practice representing their ideas in a multitude of ways within their Engineering online notebooks. Engineering
online notebooks will be used to promote organization and value of keeping ideas for later proprietary use. This is a 6 week course involves all of
the basics to becoming a successful, organized, and thought out inventor and innovator.


Students will be able to:

Identify the steps in the engineering design process and practice each step

Develop an organized, idea rich online engineering notebook.

Create sketches or diagrams to represent objects, ideas, events, or systems.

Design and develop a working solution to a design problem

Generate and document multiple ideas or solutions through brainstorming / brainstorming techniques

Evaluate drawings and drawings of peers

There are a number of overarching objectives that are applicable to each week. They are:

Review and evaluate the written work of peers, and make recommendations for improvement.
Session Objectives Content or Resources Activities / Assessments
Number (List 3-6 per session.) Needed (For each activity, include the name, description,
and (Describe or link at least and whether it is whole group, individual, or
Topics / one specific resource for team. Also, identify assessments, synchronous
Themes each session.) activities, and any Web 2.0 tools used)

1 Students will understand: An Engineering Course Syllabus Asynchronous Activities for week 1
design process involves a characteristic set of
Engineering practices and steps used to develop innovative Instructional sheet PDF on All activities will be individual for week 1
Design Process solutions to problems Microsoft OneNote Student
Class Notebook Review the course syllabus and the information PDF on
Students will: identify the steps in engineering using Microsoft OneNote Student Notebook and how to
Engineering design process and describe the activities All discussions will be on access it.
Design involved in each step of the process. Canvas which is an Learning
Notebook Management System Create 1st Journal Page on Microsoft OneNote Student
Students will: Create a mock engineering Notebook
Engineering: notebook journal entry in Microsoft OneNote
What is it? with all the necessary parts. PowerPoint that includes the Record notes on OneNote page for Week 1 on the two
specific engineering design PowerPoints and specifically identify what activity is
Students will: describe what engineering is to process and engineering being accomplished during each step of the process
them using the discussion board. design notebook (Formative Assessment)

Microsoft 365 – Microsoft Post in the discussion board on the Learning

OneNote Student Notebook Management system to the questions(Formative

1. Define Engineering in your own sentence.

2. What field of engineering would you say you

are most interested in?

3. Which step in the Engineering Design Process

would you say you are most proficient in?
4. What do you think is the most important or
essential layout component of an Engineering
Design notebook?

Create a sample engineering notebook entry of OneNote

page for Week 1 (Summative Assessment)

2 Student will understand: Sketches, drawings, Paper for completing All Activities will be Asynchronous for week 2
and images are used to record and convey sketches by hand
Sketching Basics specific types of information depending upon Setup week 2 Engineering Notebook page on Microsoft
the audience and the purpose of the Notes from previous week OneNote using the notes or page from Week 1
Sketching Tips communication. for setting up Engineering
notebook journal entry for Watch the Teacher Screencast on Concept Sketching
Concept week 2 and take notes on Sketching Tips PDF file. (notebook
Sketching Students will: create sketches or diagrams as check Formative Assessment)
representations of objects. Microsoft OneNote Student
Notebook Assignment to complete on paper and submit pictures to
Students will: Critique and evaluate the Engineering Notebook on OneNote (Summative
sketches of other students. Sketching Tips PDF file Assessment, Individual Assignment):

Teaching Screencast on Sketch a “front” view of at least two “simple” objects of

Concept Sketching their choice.

Objects to practice sketching Sketch a “front” view of at least two “more complex”
objects of their choice.
Camera on any platform to
submit pictures of sketches Sketch a “front” view of at least two “large” objects of
their choice.
Discussion on LMS
(Learning Management Post your “best” sketch in the discussion board on the
System) Learning Management system:

1. Students are grouped by the teacher

2. Students critique the sketches of their
classmates using the rubric posted in the

Specifications students should be using for

critiquing another students sketch: proportion,
detail, and shading.

(Collaborative Assignment, Formative


3 Students will understand: Brainstorming may Brainstorming solutions All assignments in week 3 are Asynchronous
take many forms and is used to generate a Outline
Brainstorming large number of innovative, creative ideas in a Setup week 3 Engineering Notebook page on Microsoft
short time. Notes from previous week OneNote using the notes or page from Week 1
Brainstorming for setting up Engineering
Techniques Students will: Identify and describe a variety notebook journal entry for Read and take notes on Brainstorming solutions Outline
of brainstorming techniques and rules for week 3 (notebook check Formative Assessment)
Product brainstorming.
Improvement Microsoft OneNote Student Activity: Product Improvement Activity (Individual)
Activity Students will: Generate and document multiple Notebook
ideas or solution paths to a problem through Students will use the diagramly website to create a
brainstorming. diagramly – diagram/web web/diagram to show their brainstorm ideas and submit
tool to the teacher through the LMS. (Summative)
Students will: create a web/diagram using an
online tool. Discussion on the LMS The design problem they are addressing: Brainstorm
(Learning Management ways to enhance or change a plain white beverage
System) container so that nearly every consumer would want to
purchase it.
4 PowerPoint on Engineering Disciplines All Assignments in week 4 are
Engineering Students will
Disciplines understand: Setup week 4 Engineering Notebook page
Technical Microsoft OneNote Student Notebook on Microsoft OneNote using the notes or
Difference professionals clearly page from Week 1
between and accurately
Engineers and document and report Venn Diagram web tool: Read and take notes on Engineering
Scientists their work using Gliffy Disciplines PowerPoint (notebook check,
technical writing Formative Assessment)
Engineering practice in multiple Web search Links:
Fields Web forms. Activity:
Search Discover Engineering
Students will
understand: Engineer Girl 1. Students will produce a Venn
Engineering consists diagram that compares and
of a variety of The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center contrasts Engineers and
specialist subfields, Scientists. (Formative,
with each Try Engineering Individual)
contributing to the
design and 2. Students will use the web and
development of Microsoft Suite: Publisher, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote links provided to search for
solutions to answers to the questions below.
problems Answers are to be recorded in
Discussion on the LMS (Learning Management System_ Microsoft OneNote Engineering
Students will: Journal entry. (Formative,
Identify and Individual)
differentiate between Questions students will answer for
engineering and web search:
A. Describe the four major
Students will: disciplines of engineering and
Identify and identify problems or projects that
differentiate between an engineer in each discipline
mechanical, might encounter.
electrical, civil, and Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
engineering fields.
Electrical engineering
Students will: Mechanical engineering
Explain the (Formative, Individual)
contributions of
engineers from B. Choose a discipline of
different engineering engineering (other than the four -
fields in the design chemical, civil, electrical, or
and development of
mechanical) that is of interest to
a product, system, or
you. Describe this engineering
field and explain how it is an
Students will: create extension of, specialization
a mock job posting within, or combination of one or
for an engineering more of the four major
field. engineering disciplines.
(Formative, Individual)

Students will create a mock job posting of

a specific job in an engineering field that
they researched in the activity above. The
job posting should include a description of
the job, salary, qualifications, and duties.
(Summative Assessment, Individual

5 Students will: Microsoft OneNote Student Notebook (All activities in week 5 are
Design and Create a Asynchronous)
Instant paper bridge that Paper for bridge project
Challenge: spans the longest Two books that are the same thickness when laid down Setup week 5 Engineering Notebook page
Paper Bridge distance without on Microsoft OneNote
touching the table. Discussion board on the LMS
Discussion on
bridge designs Students will: Students will document each step of the
Document the design design process using their online
Documentation process. notebook. The design problem is: Make
Evaluation of the longest paper bridge using 1 sheet of 8
documentation ½” X 11” paper and extending it between
Students will: two books of the same thickness without
Evaluate another letting the bridge touch the table. The
classmate’s design paper can be cut into as many pieces as
process making sure need be. The bridge has to be free
they have included standing and can have no supports
all necessary throughout the span.
requirements of a (Formative Assessment, Notebook Check,
journal entry. Individual)

Students will submit their design process

to a discussion board where they will be
placed in random groups. Within the
group, students will evaluate each other’s
design process making sure it has all the
required steps and engineering design
notebook requirements.
(Summative Assessment, Group

6 Students will: Introduction to Research PowerPoint Setup week 6 Engineering Notebook page
Differentiate on Microsoft OneNote
Innovation vs between invention Microsoft OneNote Student Notebook
Invention and innovation. Read and take notes on Introduction to
Research PowerPoint (notebook check,
Research Project Students will: Discussion board on the LMS Formative Assessment)
Research an
Timeline invention that has Timeline website- Post on discussion board: Innovation vs
been innovated over Invention (Individual, Asynchronous)
time. (Formative Assessment)
PowerPoint or Prezi for use for presentation
Students will: Create Define each term in your own words.
a timeline Example PowerPoint of Innovation of a Toothbrush Which comes first Invention or
presentation. Innovation?
Zoom video conferencing - Zoom Which is more relevant to our society in
Students will: 2017?
Present their What invention do you think has been the
invention during a most innovated over time?
Synchronous class
video session. (Summative Assessment, Teacher graded
Rubric) (Group Project)
Students will choose a partner to work
with to research and create an online
presentation that will be presented over a
Synchronous video chat session with the
class. Groups of two will choose an
invention that has been innovated over
time to research and show the progression
of the invention over time. Groups will
also create a separate timeline to compile
the research into. This makes an overall
great visual of progression over time.

During the Synchronous presentation

students will screen share their
presentations they made on PowerPoint or
Prezi and show off a timeline they also
Use this space to keep track of additional possible resources and/or content delivery methods you might consider using in your e-learning
Week 1

Engineering Notebook Guidelines, College Level Specifics -

Engineers are cool -
So Tell Me, Why Do you want to be an Engineer? -
I am An Engineer -
National Geographic Educational website -

Sample Engineering Notebooks -

Quizlet on Design Process -

Week 2

Pinterest, examples of concept sketches -

YouTube video showing examples of concept sketches -

Week 3

IDEO on ABC’s Nightline, The Deep Dive -

Examples of Brainstorming Techniques-

Ways to improve brainstorming -

Week 4

Engineering website on the Grand Engineering Challenges at

What is engineering? Has many fields -

Breakdown of each engineering disciplines -

Week 5

Strategies for paper bridge building -

Youtube video showing examples of paper bridges -

Week 6

Website- Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century at

YouTube video on the greatest achievements of the 20 th century -

Top Inventions of the past 50 years -

How to Cite and APA PowerPoint presentation -

What is a good source? University of Maryland -

Additional Supports

Students who do not have the material resources to complete assignments can use an online sketching tool also-