Engineering: Beyond Building Bridges (grades K - 8)
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) put a spotlight on engineering. What can engineering look like in the classroom? How can thinking like an engineer benefit students? And can engineering happen in every content area-- or is it just for building bridges?
Many of us grew up thinking that engineering was just about building bridges or designing gadgets. While some engineers do those things, there is actually a lot more to it! Engineering is an iterative, collaborative process involving critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. In this workshop, you will discover what engineering really looks like and how it can apply to diverse content areas. Go beyond stereotypical engineering activities and integrate this way of thinking across your science curriculum.
This workshop is designed for teachers of grades K - 8. All educators are welcome.
July 14 -16, 2020.
9:00 am - 3:30 pm.
- Enjoy complimentary morning refreshments and beverages.
- Share teaching ideas with a diverse community of educators.
- Leave with a binder of resources related to this professional development experience.
- Explore the Academy’s exhibits during lunch and after the workshop.
The Academy can provide documentation for the number of professional development hours you participate in. However, we do not offer continuing education credits at this time.
How do I join?
Tickets are only $75 for this three-day experience.
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