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Online Course: Teaching Tomorrow's Engineers

Online Course: Teaching Tomorrow's Engineers


Are you a middle school teacher interested in engineering and looking for ways to incorporate the engineering design process into your classroom? NSTA and NASA have joined up to offer you a free online course this spring where you'll  discover how to use NASA resources to engage students and guide them in engineering design challenges.
 
The course will provide practical strategies for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and discuss ideas for teaching the disciplinary core idea of Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science. Best of all, this entire course is free of charge.
 
The course is offered in two modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the Engineering Design Process
Overview: An introduction to the engineering design process, including examples of engineering design challenges to use with students
Duration: March 24 - April 18
Live web seminar dates: March 26, March 31, April 7, and April 17

Module 2 (optional): Implementing the Engineering Design Process in Your Classroom
Overview: An optional course giving participants a guided opportunity to implement engineering design in the classroom
Duration: April 21-May 9
Live web seminar dates: April 21 and 28

Course participants will use the PD Plan & Portfolio Tool in the NSTA Learning Center to create a report of their learning, including reflective essays and a professional development plan geared toward engineering design. Participants who complete the required components for each module can earn a  certificate acknowledging 15 hours of effort. Graduate credit is available for a fee.
 
Register today for your free spot in this course!