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Professional Development | Tuesday, August 22

Thinking About Attending a Teacher Educator Institute?

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One of EiE’s crowning achievements is our Professional Development (PD) program. Elementary educators who come into our workshops knowing almost nothing about engineering leave feeling like EiE experts. But as much as our PD staff would love to show every single teacher the best practices to implement EiE, they can’t be everywhere at once. So when a district or school needs to prepare many teachers to implement EiE and provide the long-term support they know their teachers need, they send their professional development providers to one of our Teacher Educator Institutes. At these workshops, PD Providers and teacher leaders learn more about EiE, improve their teaching practice, and have a total blast working with the EiE team! We will be hosting a 3-day Teacher Educator Institute at the Museum of Science, Boston on October 18th–20th, 2017. If you've been thinking about attending a TEI, read on to learn more about these one-of-a-kind workshops!

Professional Development | Thursday, April 6

You're Invited: Learn Effective Questioning Strategies for the Engineering Classroom

So you’re teaching engineering to your elementary students. And today they’re designing a technology—perhaps a solar oven or a water filter. One group comes up with an unusually
What can you say when a windmill doesn’t work?
creative design . . . but it doesn’t quite work as expected. Now what?

For maximum learning impact, you want to be ready with prompts that help your students do their own problem solving. In other words, you need effective questioning strategies! You can learn more about these strategies when you attend an interactive online learning session from Engineering is Elementary, scheduled for April 26, 2017.

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Professional Development | Thursday, March 9

New Online PD Scholarship Opportunity

We’ve been very excited to roll out our new online professional development offerings over the past few months—we’ve conducted webinars about habits of mind and engineering in out-of-school time and we’ve had some amazing discussions with educators around the country about STEM integration and ELA connections. Now, we’re ready to take online PD to the next level with the very first online workshop series this summer. We’re looking for a small group of highly motivated teachers to help us pilot test this new experience. If you are selected, you’ll receive a scholarship that includes:

  • three online professional development sessions
  • an EiE teacher guide of your choice
  • the EiE materials kit for the unit
  • a classroom set of 24 storybooks for the unit
  • a $150 stipend for your feedback about the experience

Professional Development | Thursday, January 12

Online PD Explores ELA Integration

Did you know that each EiE unit was designed to support English Language Arts (ELA) instruction? Our curricula use a diverse
range of fiction and nonfiction video and print media as tools for setting the context for engineering challenges. This crosscurricular approach does more than help kids find meaningful real-world connections—it enhances learning across all subject areas. Join the EiE PD team on Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 PM EST (3:30 PM PST) as they share their insights about ELA integration in the 60-minute interactive online PD session, “Integrating English Language Arts & Engineering in the Elementary Classroom.”

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Professional Development | Tuesday, January 3

You’re Invited: EiE Online PD Investigates Meaningful Integration

Have you ever taught an integrated engineering lesson that is so engaging, it encourages even the most ardent math-hater in your classroom to complete some challenging calculations without a word of complaint? Integration between STEM subjects can be incredibly valuable to young learners when it’s done in a meaningful way. But what defines meaningful integration? Join the EiE PD team on January 11th at 6 PM EST as they explore this question in the 90-minute interactive online PD session, “Investigating What Makes Integration Between STEM Subjects Meaningful.”

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