Teaching Engineering in New York Workshop

Teaching Engineering in New York Workshop

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Calling all regional New York State elementary educators that work with 3rd-5th graders! Join WXXI Education for a free engineering professional development workshop.

WHAT: WXXI Education is looking for area elementary educators to participate in a FREE engineering workshop in March. Part of the Teaching Engineering in New York project, teachers in grades 3-5 are invited to register for a free professional development workshop. This workshop and accompanying classroom materials are designed to provide elementary teachers with engineering resources, classroom activities, and learning tools to integrate into their science instruction and address the New York State science learning standards.

Teachers will master the engineering design process and understand how it can be applied to their science teaching. Participants will identify engineering concepts that are already part of their lessons and discover opportunities to tie in new engineering concepts into existing and new lessons. Teachers will explore PBS LearningMedia, a free, online service that contains thousands of media-rich STEM resources aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and specifically support the engineering practices emphasized in the standards. Participants will undertake an engineering design challenge, which will inform the planning of an engineering lesson for their classroom. Teachers will also attend 90-minute follow-up workshop, TBA, to present their lessons and learn from each other’s experiences. All workshops qualify for CTLE hours.

WHERE: Location details to be shared after registration.

WHEN: March 14, from 4-8 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: RSVP to Cara Rager via email at crager@wxxi.org. Please include your name, grade level, subject specialty (if any), and any dietary needs.

Teacher requirements for participation:
-Must be an active 3rd-5th grade teacher in WXXI's viewing area
-Attend initial workshop on 3/14/18
-Integrate both engineering design process and digital tools from PBS into your classroom
-Complete a classroom interactive lesson
-Participate in a midterm touch base webinar/conference call.
-Attend a 90 minute follow-up workshop where you will share your experiences and further explore integrating engineering in your classroom

Total NYS CTLE credits available: 12 hours (based on fulfillment of all requirements)