With education standards now calling for engineering education and curricula, an evolving array of technology and resources, and creativity on the national agenda, it’s an exciting time to be a teacher. Engineering enables teachers to change their learning environments and approach their requirements in a way that engages all students, and in students, it imbeds the creativity and curiosity required for success in school and beyond. Teachers play an integral role in our “Kids Can!” philosophy. The CEEO is a leader in supporting efforts to integrate engineering into K-12 education. The CEEO has produced a body of supporting research and trained thousands of practicing teachers to integrate hands-on inquiry-based engineering principles into K-12 classrooms.
Professional Development for educators is a priority of the CEEO. We offer workshops during the summer as well as day-long workshops during the year. Workshops are structured to allow participants to engage in similar activities to their students. Most of the time is spent doing hands-on activities and understanding how to present engineering to students – there is very little traditional lecture. These workshops focus on a range of topics including:
- LEGO Robotics
- Novel Engineering: The Integration of Engineering and Literacy
- Makerspaces and makerspace tools
- Computer science
- Elementary Engineering