Find & share resources on Engineering.
View All Resources
August 26, 2016
Online K-12 Engineering Education
The next generation of innovators is sitting in your classroom. Are you ready to ignite innovation? The Online K-12 Engineering Education (OKEE) Certificate Program empowers teachers to bring hands-on engineering to their students. Over the course of 18 months, participants take four courses that help them to learn engineering content and teaching and learning practices that foster hands-on learning. Offered completely online and asynchronously, this graduate-level program provides teachers with a kit of materials to engage in open-ended design projects at their kitchen table to build their own engineering knowledge. Participants also spend time interacting with colleagues, looking at student work, and building a community and network that will extend beyond the program.
Upon completion of the program, participants have a new set of knowledge, new resources to use in their classrooms, and new approaches to empower their teaching.
May 11, 2016
Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This video lesson introduces students to the worlds of engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. It seeks to encourage students to see the world with a fresh perspective for innovation through interactive classroom brainstorming activities and real life stories. Students will build self-efficacy in their own entrepreneurial potential by developing their perspective for innovation, developing a prototype solution for a problem they have recognized, and delivering an elevator pitch. The video will familiarize students with all the steps in the innovation process: from conception to launch. By the end of this lesson, students will be prepared for an optional long-term innovation project (see below). There are no formal prerequisites for this video; any high school or advanced middle school student can participate in and benefit from this video’s learning activities. The video and learning activities can be completed in one 55-minute class period. Students can interact with MIT BLOSSOMS