Flexible, relatable, affordable

Engineers On Deck training workshops

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Our approach

Always hands-on

Engineers On Deck training workshops enable teachers in STEM fields with little or no background in engineering to present the field as relevant, engaging, and open to all their students.

  • Teachers learn the basics of engineering design through hands-on, easily reproduced lessons that are cross-disciplinary and grounded in real-world circumstances.

  • They learn how to integrate engineering into teaching content from other STEM fields.

  • They discover how to use engineering as a way to connect technical knowledge with critical skills like analysis, teamwork, and communication.

  • They take away immediately usable knowledge and tools to make engineering a substantive feature of their students’ learning.

 

The benefits

Our teacher training program is designed to meet the individual needs of particular schools or districts.

  • We work first to understand their local circumstances and existing capabilities in developing a training activity that helps them meet their goals.

  • We customize the subject matter of training sessions to align with schools’ own areas of interest or emphasis.

  • We provide training at a time and location convenient to participants.

  • We engage with teachers before and after training events to support both their learning and implementation efforts, helping make engineering in the classroom a collaborative enterprise for participants from a given school or district.

  • We work with third-party funders to make training no or low cost for participants.