From February 20-22, the EiE team will be at the Beyond School Hours conference in Atlanta. We're excited to meet with the out-of-school and afterschool community and share some of our new resources with you! Join us for one of our sessions or stop by booth #310 to enter our raffle for an educator guide, chat with our team, and try your hand at engineering earthquake-resistant buildings.
At our hands-on sessions, we'll be exploring some of the core values of our curricula, such as data-based decision making, social justice, and developing empathy.
The Affordances of Engineering in Out-of-School Time: Creating a Generation of Problem Solvers Thursday, February 21st at 4 PM in Spring Friday, February 22nd at 11 AM in Hanover Hall C
Come learn why the out-of-school time setting is the perfect arena for youth to harness their creativity by engaging in a hands-on engineering challenge that highlights the benefits of youth-driven exploration. Learn how engineering can inspire 6th-8th graders to think like engineers through globally relevant design challenges that build on their 21st century skills.
Is It Working?: Creating High Quality Curriculum Using a Data Driven Design Process Thursday, February 21st at 4 PM in Hanover Hall E Friday, February 22nd at 11 AM in Vinings
Come learn how to improve your out-of-school time offerings by setting goals, observing, and gathering feedback during a hands-on engineering activity. Discuss how to improve and implement these data collection practices in your own setting and walk away with four evaluation tools to guide your strategic planning and goal-setting.
Engineering for Social Impact in Out-of-School Time Settings Thursday, Feb 21 at 1:45 PM in Embassy A/B Friday, February 22 at 4 PM in Embassy A/B
Participants will explore concrete ways that youth in grades 3-8 are engineering for social impact and using an engineering design process to collaboratively create solutions to problems they identify in their own communities. Recommended for: afterschool educators, librarians, fans of transformative education.