Flexible, relatable, affordable

Engineers On Deck training workshops

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 challenges.

  • 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.

 

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Our approach

Always hands-on