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Engineering By Design

EbD activityAvoid the STEM curriculum pitfall of selecting a one-size-fits-all leading program with costly teacher training and equipment requirements! Engineering byDesign™ (EbD) is an affordable and flexible K-12 curriculum solution for STEM and technology/engineering programs that promote STEM literacy for all students.

What Is EbD?

With Engineering byDesign™, students in Grades K-12 learn by doing through standards-based courses designed to encourage collaboration, boost creativity, increase technical literacy, and solve problems. Choose from the standard version or our online platform, EbD Buzz™.

Why EbD?

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s (ITEEA) STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that develops technology and engineering literacy through a STEM context.

Core Sequence

The model, Engineering byDesign™ (EbD), is based on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Standards for Technological Literacy. Additionally, the K-12 Program has been aligned to the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Using inquiry and design-based models, students engaged in the program learn concepts and principles through authentic, project-based teaching and learning. Through an integrative STEM context, EbD™ leverages all four disciplines of STEM, as well as English Language Arts, to help students understand the complexities of tomorrow.

Subscription Options

Student and teacher outdoors with water activityStandard Version Options

Our standard version gives you unlimited access to downloads of lesson plans in the full curriculum, plus training opportunities.

Pay Per Seat

Training through this subscription option is provided at IU13 during one of our scheduled EbD workshops.

  • Cost-effective for districts with a select number of users
  • Free access for one year to standard edition for all courses K-12, for one school
  • Off-site professional development
  • Network with other districts

In-House (Standard Version)

Training through this subscription option is provided at the home school for an unlimited number of teachers at a date that is selected by the school.

  • Free access for one year to standard edition for all courses K-12
  • Unlimited number of teachers can be trained
  • Flat fee for entire K-12 curriculum
  • Customized training tailored to your district
  • Flexible training dates

Online Subscription Option

High School Students with Legos

EbD Buzz™ network participation gives your school the full standard version of Engineering byDesign™, plus updates, a yearly membership to ITEEA, and even more tools to help your students’ STEM education.

EbD Buzz™

EbD Buzz™ includes professional development for lead teacher(s) and yearly online access to full curriculum.

  • User-friendly platform
  • Teachers get access to real-time student reports and test analytics reports
  • Online access to pre- and post-assessments
  • Assessments can be given to students asynchronously, saving teachers time in grading
  • Ability to “flip” the classroom by changing visibility settings for students to view presentations, videos, assignments, etc.

Girls wearing safety gogglesEbD Network Schools

If you’re looking for a comprehensive STEM program that includes curriculum, assessments, professional development, and membership in an association dedicated to STEM, look no further. PA-EbD STEM Network School teachers receive access to EbD™ curriculum through a state-of-the-art online platform – EbD Buzz™. Pre-assessments, summative assessments, and performance-based design challenges are included to measure student learning, and a dashboard puts real-time data at your fingertips. Professional development is offered through an online professional learning community, and lead teachers can attend a train-the-trainer session each summer at IU13. What’s more, Network Schools in Pennsylvania are provided with an ITEEA STEM School membership, which includes a number of additional resources aimed at supporting the implementation of STEM education for all students.