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Engineering is Elementary

 

Engineering Adventures

Kids in area afterschool programs will be designing their own bubble wands and toy race cars—and learning about engineering through these hands-on activities—thanks to scholarships supported by SheGivesBoston.

The EIE Curriculum

WALTHAM, Mass. — Fostering a love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among students is essential as these skills become increasingly important for tomorrow’s workforce. As part of its effort to bring engineering to life in the classroom, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is now accepting applications for its Raytheon–Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program.

Engineering is Elementary

 

SAN JOSE, CA (August 6, 2014): The Next Generation Science Standards, recently adopted by California, create new expectations that elementary school teachers will integrate engineering in classroom science instruction. This week, a total of forty Silicon Valley teachers got a jumpstart on this challenge at two day-long professional development workshops held at The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Engineering is Elementary

EiE’s own Melissa Higgins was the keynote speaker at the annual New Hampshire 21st CCLC (21st Century Community Learning Center Conference), held August 5 and 6th in Meredith, NH. “Melissa Higgins presented the EiE curriculum to afterschool professionals in a way that created excitement and the interest in bringing this accessible curriculum to youth,” says Suzanne Birdsall-Stone,  the NH CCLC director.

Engineering is Elementary

A team of researchers in northwestern Wisconsin aims to help local elementary teachers teach science more effectively, and EiE professional development (PD) is part of their strategy.

The EIE Curriculum

WALTHAM, Mass. — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has funded a $37,000 grant to help teach engineering concepts and practices to elementary school students in the Garland Independent School District. The grant is part of a $2 million Raytheon initiative to help improve STEM education nationwide by expanding the use of Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®), an award-winning curriculum developed at the Museum of Science, Boston through its National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®).

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