100Kin10 Builds a Community of "STEM Problem-Solvers"

Posted by Cynthia Berger on 8/14/15 11:00 AM

Engineering is Elementary’s engineering design process (ASK-IMAGINE-PLAN-CREATE-IMPROVE) guides young children through hands-on problem solving.  Now we’re using the same process to help solve a critical problem in America today: the need for engineering instruction in K – 12 classrooms

A Museum of Science, Boston team that includes three EiE staff members is one of 12 groups selected for the first annual 100Kin10 Fellowship Program. The initiative aims to create a community of problem-solvers who will find new ways to bring engineering education to more elementary, middle, and high schools across the country.  

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Oracle Grant Brings Classroom Engineering to MA Elementary Teachers

Posted by Cynthia Berger on 6/30/15 11:00 AM

Recent changes in Massachusetts academic standards mean that teachers in the state will be integrating more engineering content and practices with the science lessons they teach.This new expectation for STEM instruction can be uncomfortable for elementary teachers, who don’t usually take engineering coursework as part of their teacher preparation.

A recent grant to the Museum of Science, Boston by the information technology company Oracle will help 20 Massachusetts educators boost their classroom engineering skills as they learn to use the award-winning Engineering is Elementary curriculum, developed at the Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy®

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