You're Invited: Four Upcoming PD Opportunities

Posted by Annie Whitehouse on 1/18/18 11:00 AM

EIE.jpgThe EiE professional development team has been hard at work developing a suite of PD experiences that fit the diverse needs of elementary educators. If you're looking to improve your teaching practice this spring, it's the perfect time to check out what EiE PD has to offer. In February, join us for two free webinars: Fostering Engineering Habits of Mind in Students and Meaningful Integration of STEM in Elementary Classrooms. Or be one of the first to experience our brand new, three-part online professional development series, Intro to Engineering for Elementary Educators. And for an in-person experience, join us in Boston on March 8–9 for the hands-on, introductory Everyone Engineers workshop. Read on to learn more and register today!

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Topics: Professional Development

Motivate Student Learning With These Real-World Connections

Posted by Annie Whitehouse on 1/16/18 11:00 AM

EIE.jpg The EiE team has found that young engineers are most engaged when they’re working on solving problems that connect to their own lives. Throughout our in-school and out-of-school-time curricula, we highlight the relevance of engineering and technology. And because our units are focused on engineering design challenges set in the real world, our team is constantly finding videos and articles that relate to our units. Check out the real-world connections below and share them with your class to show kids how engineers are changing the world every day!

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Topics: EiE Resources for Teachers

EiE Turns 15!

Posted by Hannah E. on 1/11/18 11:00 AM

EIE.jpgEiE turns 15 this year, and we’re excited to kick off our 15th anniversary celebration recollecting some of our earliest failures and, of course, triumphs. EiE fans and long-time blog readers will know that one of our most-loved Engineering Habits of Mind is “persisting and learning from failure.” We wouldn’t have made it to where we are today without a few challenges along the way!

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5 EiE Things to Look Forward to in 2018

Posted by Amielle Major on 1/9/18 11:00 AM

EIE.jpg2018 marks the 15-year anniversary of EiE! That’s 15 years, 15 million students engaging with engineering across 50 states, over one hundred thousand educators reached, hundreds of professional development workshops, and many more to come. All throughout the year, we’re celebrating this tremendous achievement with new product launches, more online professional development opportunities, and supplemental resources to better support YOU! Take a look at what we have in store for you, and keep checking our blog for more updates.

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4 Quick and Easy Ways to Motivate Students After Winter Break

Posted by Amielle Major on 1/4/18 11:00 AM

EIE.jpgOne of the best ways to re-engage students after the winter break is to rebuild a positive, collaborative classroom culture. Positive and collaborative classroom environments foster equitable learning experiences for all learners! Throughout our educator guides, we provide teaching strategies and tips that will help you create a positive learning environment because we’ve done the research that shows, for example, that competitive classroom environments can negatively impact and discourage girls and children of color from participating in classroom activities. As you and your students re-acclimate to the classroom this month, try out these quick and easy ways to get your students pumped for the rest of the school year!

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Happy New Year from EiE

Posted by Annie Whitehouse on 12/28/17 11:00 AM

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The EiE team would like to thank you all for your continued engagement and support in 2017. We can’t wait to share our new offerings with you—like Wee Engineer, our engineering curriculum for preschool and Pre-K that will be released next year. If you’re as excited as we are, revisit our favorite anecdote from preschool pilot tests and watch this video featuring young engineers in action.

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‘Tis the Season for Engineering

Posted by EiE Team on 12/21/17 11:00 AM

EIE.jpgThe holiday season is the perfect time for cookie exchanges, snowball fights, and—of course—engineering! To get into the holiday spirit, we brainstormed ways to incorporate STEM into seasonal celebrations and came up with these three festive activities. It’s snow joke that this wintry mix isn’t exactly suitable for the classroom, but we hope the results of our festive brainstorming will help brighten a dreary winter day!

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7 Holiday STEM Gift Ideas for Kids

Posted by Amielle Major on 12/19/17 11:00 AM

AH0A6605-1.jpgThe holiday vacation is a great time to spark a child’s curiosity and reinvigorate their love of learning. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of fun gift ideas that can inspire kids and keep them occupied during the winter break. Whether you’re an educator, parent, family member, friend, or volunteer this holiday season, buy a gift that can set its recipient on the path towards becoming a lifelong STEM learner!

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EiE Superstars of 2017

Posted by Annie Whitehouse on 12/14/17 11:01 AM

EIE.jpgWe develop curricula that we hope will inspire educators to take engineering learning to the next level. Every year, we are blown away by the stories we hear about the creative and unexpected ways that teachers implement and build upon our curricula. Today, we’re celebrating a few superstar educators who exemplify the values of EiE. Their stories feature powerful social justice connections, history-making STREAM certifications, and a three-legged dog named Champ!

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2017 Roundup: Highlights of the Year

Posted by Annie Whitehouse on 12/12/17 11:00 AM

EIE.jpgThe EiE team has had a busy year! We hosted national and international PD workshops, met countless educators at conferences, and developed, tested, and refined our new curriculum guides and resources. There were so many exciting updates in 2017, we want to make sure you didn't miss a thing! Here are a few of the highlights of the past year at EiE.

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