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Integrating Engineering Design into Your PK-12 STEM Curriculum
This workshop will focus on implementing hands-on engineering design challenges for K-12 youth while making NGSS connections. Teachers will be introduced to the role of phenomena and sensemaking in science and engineering and will learn how the three-dimensional elements of the NGSS support both phenomena-based learning and engineering design thinking.
Using FREE curriculum available from the TeachEngineering Digital Library, participants will work on hands-on engineering design activities that support both in-person and remote student teams, building on phenomena that students encounter in their everyday lives.
Participants will explore the engineering design process, engineering applications of real-world science and technology challenges, global interconnectedness of engineering, and various engineering careers. In addition, they will solidify how design thinking can be used in a solutions-focused, human-centered way to creatively solve real-world problems that we all experience in our everyday lives.
Engineering Prototyping and Pedagogy Skills and Tools for K-12
Participants will actively use resources that can help students understand and integrate engineering prototyping technologies and design thinking into their science and math learning.
Together they will collaborate with engineering design, engineering pedagogy and teacher professional development experts to learn the pedagogical practices that support engineering design. And, with new colleagues, enhance your K-12 engineering design skills through hands-on experience with online engineering design tools as you self-select three different skill-building sessions on topics such as:
- Prototyping On A Shoestring (Inexpensive Prototyping & Design Building)
- CAD I (Introduction to Sketches & Parts)
- CAD II (Multi-Part Assemblies & Design for Manufacturing)
- Arduino I (Introduction to Wiring & Coding Inputs & Outputs)*
- Electronics I (Introduction to Circuits & Measurements Fundamentals)*
- Computational Thinking
- TeachEngineering Curriculum Development/Publication (Office Hours)
This workshop will also include a hands-on, break-out session that dives into the importance of engineering design and design thinking in the NGSS while engaging in a fun design challenge.
*The Arduino and Electronics workshops require these additional materials.
Only $55 per virtual workshop
CU Graduate Teacher Education Credit is available for each workshop
You can receive one Graduate Teacher Education Credit per two-day workshop for a fee of $90, charged separately upon completion.