While there is no singular solution to providing equitable, high-quality learning experiences for our youngest learners, we do know that by supporting proactive policies, professional development, and selecting research-based STEM curricula, we can better prepare the next generation of problem solvers. But with preschool program enrollment declines ranging from 15% to 41% during the 2020-2021 pandemic school year according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), how can we continue to bridge the gaps caused from these inequitable learning opportunities?
EiE Teaching Tips | EiE Research Results | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Computer Science | Thursday, April 1
At EiE, we know you need more than a basic curriculum to meet the diverse needs and interests of your students. That’s why we’ve developed our Computer Science Essentials units for grades 1-5. Bring together engineering, science, computer science and math with units specially designed for maximum impact.
EiE Research Results | Virtual Learning | Friday, August 28
In May, the EiE Research Team launched a comprehensive survey to over 9,000 parents and educators across the country. Our goal was to better understand how teaching and learning have been impacted so that we can respond with high quality STEM resources that meet the unique needs of this moment.
EiE Resources for Teachers | EiE Teaching Tips | EiE Research Results | Implementing EiE | Wednesday, June 24
On June 23rd, members of our leadership team, Jill Olson and Heather Gunsallus, hosted an incredible webinar for STEM educators on edWeb. Their presentation, Hands-on and Virtual: STEM Learning from a Distance, covered some of our ongoing research on the impact of hands-on learning for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as examples for adapting STEM topics for distance learning.
EiE Research Results | Thursday, August 31
|This is just some of the data we’ve collected!|
Engineering is Elementary is conducting a major research study to explore the question, “What makes an elementary engineering curriculum effective?” We’ve collected mountains of data from thousands of elementary students in hundreds of classrooms . . . and the information is helping us answer more than just this one question!
For example, we’re looking at how engineering notebooks can make learning more engaging. EiE researcher Jonathan Hertel presented some findings at the annual American Society for Engineering Education conference in New Orleans, and recently co-authored an article entitled "The Roles of Engineering Notebooks in Shaping Elementary Engineering Student Discourse and Practice" in the International Journal of Science Education.