wise-logoWISEngineering GATES Curriculum – Using CAD software such as ModelMakerTM, students create solutions to virtual open‐ended engineering challenges that require application of targeted Common Core concepts and then digitally fabricate their solutions using SilhouetteTM printers. The learning activities underlying the design challenge,
Knowledge and Skill Builders (KSBs), are completed in a virtual, web‐based, environment and with traditional paper and pencil learning activities. Students’ designs require that they meet specified math requirements and restrictions, promoting deeper understanding of the concepts. Students capture and record their designs in personal virtual journals and in hardcopy journals. Here is a short video of students in action.


Design either a Community Center or a Community Garden:

img1Community Center Design Unit

Student Lesson
Teacher Resource Guide

img1Community Garden Design Unit

Student Lesson