Course Section Information
01/26/2011 - 03/08/2011
Max. Class Size: 25
Available Seats: 1
Offered by PBS National
- Enrollment is not open.
Inspire Elementary Students with Engineering
- Course Section Description:
Learn to inspire elementary students by integrating engineering principles in your PreK- 6th grade classroom. This course will familiarize you with the engineering design process and development of model eliciting activities, which will help you engage students with hands-on, problem-solving engineering activities. You will learn how to effectively integrate engineering into your science and math curriculum to meet national standards and why it is important to pique children's interest in engineering at a young age. Throughout the sessions of the course, you will engage in a model eliciting activity (MEA), which is a strategy for integrating engineering principles into the classroom. As you work through this sample MEA, you will design an original model eliciting activity that aligns with your curriculum and pilot it in your classroom. This activity will require your students to develop hands-on solutions for a client and then test the model they developed.
Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.
For assignments and evaluation details, see the full Syllabus.
The number of hours identified for each course reflects time spent online, but does not reflect the total time spent completing offline coursework and assignments. All learners are different and you will likely spend double the indicated number of hours completing all coursework depending on your learning style and work habits.
- Graduate Credit Information:
- Graduate credit may be obtained from the provider(s) listed below, for an additional fee after the course begins.
- Washburn University - 2.0 credits - pricing
- University of Central Missouri - 2.0 credits - pricing
- Madonna University - 2.0 credits - pricing
- Adams State University - 2.0 credits - pricing
- University of Missouri - Kansas City - 2.0 credits - pricing
- Kathleen Roberts
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