As a certified EiE teacher educator, I am qualified to train teachers in the EiE curriculum. Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.
Program Description: Children are born engineers – they are fascinated with building, with taking things apart, and with how thing work. The EiE curriculum harnesses children’s natural curiosity to promote their learning of engineering and technology concepts and skills.
EiE is a rigorously classroom tested and researched based curriculum that integrates engineering with elementary science topics. Connections with literacy, social studies, and mathematics can also be made.
EiE’s 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge in meaningful ways. Each unit is introduced by a storybook about a child who solves a problem through engineering. Set in locations around the world, the storybooks integrate literacy and social studies—and provide context and meaning for the hands-on activities that follow.
This fun, flexible, inquiry-based curriculum integrates engineering with the science topics regularly taught in elementary grades. In its design and content, EiE addresses the goals of the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
EiE is expressly designed to fit with the most commonly taught Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science topics
EiE also integrates with ELA and social studies lessons through engineering storybooks
Real-world engineering challenges boost 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, flexibility, persistence, and learning from failure.
Engaging, hands-on activities lead to transformational learning
About EiE: Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) is the nation’s leading engineering curriculum for students in grades 1 – 5. EiE is a rigorously researched, classroom-tested curriculum that increases students’ interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE is designed to encourage all children—including those from underrepresented groups—to envision themselves as potential engineers.
One of the most widely implemented elementary engineering curricula in the nation, EiE is currently being used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia; it has reached more than 77,000 teachers and 7 million students to date. EiE has been recognized as an exemplary STEM program by many organizations.
One of the first programs chosen by Change the Equation as part of President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign
A Change the Equation STEMworks program (recognized as a featured program in 2010)
A “Bayer Best Practices in K-12 STEM Education” program in 2010
Winner of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation STEM Innovation Award in 2013
Awarded the ISDDE Prize for excellence in curriculum design by the International Society for Design and Development in Education in 2014
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