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Share EiE Info with Outreach Toolkits

Posted by Cynthia Berger on Monday, May 22, 2017

2015.05.19_EiE_Outreach_ToolkitAre you planning a STEM Night? Need a short video that introduces parents to Engineering is Elementary? Do you want to implement EiE at your school, but need to apply for a grant to fund the purchase? Are you hoping to offer an EiE workshop at a regional NSTA conference, but need help with your proposal?”

Whether you're a teacher, administrator, professional development provider, or parent, we can help. We offer two online toolkits to meet these needs and more: 

EiE Collaborator Toolkit

2015.05.19_EiE_toolkit_collabThe Collaborator Toolkit includes resources that teacher educators can use to

  • plan and advertise EiE workshops
  • share information about EiE with teachers, administrators, and other audiences
  • submit a conference proposal or give a PowerPoint presentation about EiE

One especially useful tool in the Collaborator Toolkt is the Interactive Tour of free online EiE resources for teachers. PD providers use this brief PowerPoint presentation to show teachers who are new to EiE the free online resources we provide to supplement our teacher guides. If you're a teacher, you don't need to wait for a workshop . . . you can browse this guide on your own!

Just click on the links within the Interactive Tour  to browse useful supporting materials including

EiE Outreach Toolkit

2015.05.19_EiE_toolkitThe Outreach Toolkit is designed for educators, administrators, or parents who are working to bring EiE to their school or district. It has three components:

  • Presentation materials, including a short video about EiE, PowerPoint slides, and downloadable handouts
  • A Funding Guide, with links to grant-writing tips
  • Sample press releases, so that when your school adopts EiE, you can share the good news with parents and local media!

We hope you’ll share this toolkit with colleagues who may want to bring EiE to their schools.

We’ve designed these toolkits in response to requests from educators.  But here at EiE, we use the engineering design process (ASK-IMAGINE-PLAN-CREATE-IMPROVE) in everything we do! So please let us know how we can improve these kits and make them even more useful. Contact us at eie@mos.org.

Engineering is Elementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Photo courtesy of Scott Middleton.

Written by Cynthia Berger

Topics: EiE Resources for Teachers

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