With congressional funding earmarked for education, curriculum leaders and administrators from Central Kitsap School District in Washington state were on the lookout for new materials to support their teaching goals. After seeing success in STEM among teachers who were already using EiE® units in their classrooms, Doug Dowell, STEM Coordinator and Grant Supervisor for CKSD, sought to partner with EiE to expand upon that success district-wide.
Early Childhood STEM Education | Profiles | Implementing EiE | Professional Development | Wee Engineer | Kindergarten | EiE for Kindergarten | Engineering is Elementary | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Monday, October 24
Early Childhood STEM Education | Implementing EiE | Wee Engineer | Preschool | Pre-K | Early Engineering | Kindergarten | EiE for Kindergarten | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | STEM Implementation | Thursday, March 17
Anyone, even young children, can be engineers. With EiE®’s Wee Engineer and EiE for Kindergarten units, you can foster young learners’ creativity and put them on a problem solving path before they reach elementary school.
EiE Teaching Tips | Wee Engineer | Kindergarten | Friday, September 4
In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, educators, families and students of all ages are managing the sudden shift to distance learning. As schools and districts start holding classes, we thought it would be good to share tips for remote learning and find tools to help everyone succeed.
Wee Engineer | Preschool | Pre-K | Kindergarten | EiE for Kindergarten | Engineering Activities | Monday, July 22
Young learners are natural engineers, ready to innovate and eager to explore the world around them. Extending our curricula offerings to the youngest learners and creating an engineering design process for the preschool classroom seemed like a natural next step for EiE. Our newest curricula, Wee Engineer and EiE for Kindergarten, are picking up press With our recent feature in T.H.E. Journal, we were reminded how much we couldn’t have created our newest offerings without our closest collaborators: educators! Every EiE unit undergoes multiple rounds of pilot testing to ensure that educators can implement engineering with ease. Our pilot educators teach in a variety of settings and have varying levels of experience with engineering. With their feedback and guidance, we’ve learned so much about how to design hands-on engineering activities for preschoolers and kindergartners. Hear from these passionate educators, download free sample lessons from Wee Engineer and EiE for Kindergarten, and create a generation of problem solvers.
Early Childhood STEM Education | Wee Engineer | Preschool | Pre-K | Early Engineering | Kindergarten | EiE for Kindergarten | Friday, August 3
Hands-on engineering activities empower young children to see themselves as problem solvers. They learn that there’s more than one way to solve a problem, and that it’s okay to fail and try again. A classroom-tested engineering design challenge with an age-appropriate engineering design process will provide fun and engaging opportunities for the youngest learners. We found in creating our early childhood curricula that engineering activities should look different in preschool in comparison to kindergarten. Learn about those differences below and why age-appropriate engineering activities are so important.