Here at Engineering is Elementary we’re constantly brainstorming: “How ELSE can we support elementary teachers as they teach science and engineering?” Recently we decided to reinvest $200,000 from our project funds for a new round of professional development scholarships . . . and today we’re delighted to announce the names (below) of 100 elementary teachers from 24 states who will receive the first awards under the new program.
Scholarships and Awards | Tuesday, January 19
EiE Resources for Teachers | Scholarships and Awards | Professional Development | Tuesday, December 29
The EiE website underwent a major redesign in 2014 . . . and educators noticed! This past June the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) named eie.org a 2015 “Best Website for Teaching & Learning.” As part of the award, AASL sponsors a series of webinars so you can learn more about each site. Registration for the EiE webinar is now open.
The hour-long session is scheduled for Weds. February 3rd, 2016 at 5 PM Eastern. It’s free and open to the public, but only the first 100 registrants are guaranteed a spot. So if you’re interested, register today!
Scholarships and Awards | Tuesday, December 1
We’re thrilled to share that our founder and director Christine Cunningham, Ph.D. has been recognized for her work in engineering education with a national award.
On Nov. 20, 2016, she accepted the Pre-University Educator Award from the Educational Activities Board of IEEE, a professional organization for engineers and scientists and the world’s largest professional association working to advance technology for the benefit of humanity.
Scholarships and Awards | Tuesday, November 17
We’re very pleased to announce that we're investing in a new opportunity for elementary educators who want to integrate engineering into their classroom instruction: the first-ever EiE Scholarships.
Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 16th 2015 for the first round of awards; we’ll announce the recipients in late January 2016.
Scholarships and Awards | Tuesday, September 1
On a sunny day this past August, the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) classroom at the Museum of Science, Boston was filled with laughter as elementary teachers from schools across Massachusetts tested the tabletop towers they'd built from index cards. Could such lightweight constructions support a small stuffed animal?
The exercise was one component of “Everyone Engineers,” a workshop that introduces educators to the EiE curriculum. We host similar workshops all year round, but this one was special: All of the participants were here as scholarship recipients, selected through a competitive process to receive everything they needed to implement EiE in their classrooms . . . including this professional development experience.
The 20 scholarships awarded this summer were made possible thanks to a grant from the technology company Oracle to the Museum’s National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®), where EiE is based. [For a complete list of Oracle - EiE scholarship recipients, click HERE.]