One of the core elements we consider when designing STEM activities for our learners is the Engineering Design Process, or EDP. The process is a set of steps that guide us - or any professional engineer, scientist or mathematician - through solving a problem. But what do each of the steps really mean?
We’re excited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month! From now until October 15, we will be highlighting the incredible culture of Latin America with a focus on STEM innovations and achievements from these 20 nations. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Engineering is Elementary | Computer Science | Thursday, August 1
To develop the 21st century skills all learners need to succeed in school and life, we must foster digital literacy and computational thinking skills. That’s why we’re expanding students’ STEM knowledge with brand new computer science units, designed to integrate with existing Engineering is Elementary units. To ensure that these units will work for all learners, we’re seeking elementary educators who are interested in pilot testing them in their own classrooms. In exchange for your feedback, materials and a stipend will be provided.
EiE Resources for Teachers | Funding | Engineering is Elementary | STEM Funding | Wednesday, September 5
Don’t let funding concerns get in the way of implementing a high quality STEM program in your school district. Learn how Title IV-A grants can help you give students access to engineering and a well-rounded education. The Every Student Succeeds Act offers opportunities to integrate STEM into elementary classrooms through Title IV grants known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. For FY 18, did you know that Title IV got a huge funding boost—from $400 million in 2017-2018 to $1.1 billion? This is a tremendous step forward for elementary STEM education. Now you have even more funds and flexibility to implement STEM programs in your school or district.
EiE Resources for Teachers | Engineering for All | Engineering Everywhere | Wee Engineer | Engineering Adventures | EiE for Kindergarten | Engineering is Elementary | Thursday, August 23
How much do you know about engineering? Could you spot common misconceptions and identify unlikely engineers?
One of the most pervasive misconceptions is that engineering is too complicated for young children to find engaging. But did you know that 65% of surveyed scientists and graduate students reported that their interest in STEM began before middle school? It’s time to break stereotypes. Challenge those misconceptions.
Take our “Engineering IQ” quiz and find out your engineering IQ! Good luck. Have fun and share our quiz with your peers!