Raytheon Scholarship Brings EiE to Maryland School District

STEM curriculum brings engineering to life for elementary students

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Calvert County teachers at a Raytheon-supported EiE workshop
Friday, September 4, 2015

Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) in Maryland is one of the first 2015-2016 recipients of a Raytheon-EiE District Scholarship.  The district will use the award to implement the EiE unit “A Sticky Situation: Cleaning an Oil Spill” with all 1,000 fifth graders this fall.

“This is a great investment in the Calvert County schools,” says Janel McPhillips, the district’s PreK – 8 science supervisor. “We’re surrounded by water here in Calvert County--the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. The activities in the oil spill unit will link to our state standards for environmental literacy.”

Each $37,000 Raytheon – EiE scholarship supports a professional development (PD) workshop for 25 teachers, EiE classroom materials for each teacher, and tuition for a district representative to attend a Teacher Educator Institute (TEI) to build the skills to deliver EiE PD for more teachers in the district. “We would not have been able to do this without the Raytheon scholarship,” McPhillips says.

Raytheon – EiE District Scholarships are one element of a $2 million award by Raytheon to the Museum of Science, Boston to jumpstart use of the curriculum in high-needs schools nationwide. Twelve district scholarships have been awarded to date.

Engineering is Elementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Product: 
The EIE Curriculum
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Scholarships and Awards