Sneha Tharayil, University of Texas at Austin posted a question on "Ask a Question"

PostedFriday, September 15, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Anyone willing to be a mentor to pre-service teachers in developing engineering lessons? If you're interested, please contact me at sneha.tharayil@utexas.edu
As I mentioned in another question I just posted a few minutes ago, this semester I am teaching an Elementary Science Methods course for about 16 pre-service teachers. As part of my curriculum, I plan on dedicating a few class meetings to the topic of teaching engineering in elementary. I would like to have my students attempt developing an engineering lesson for a grade-level of their choice (they all also concurrently have a field requirement). I'm not totally sure what my requirements for this assignment are yet (admittedly, I'm still brainstorming about it--so suggestions welcome!), but I was wondering if anyone would be willing to be mentors in helping any of my interested students in developing an engineering design lesson? Many of them have expressed to me their hesitation in teaching science and engineering, largely because they don't feel confident about their background knowledge, so I think having a mentor might help allay some of these fears! Contact me to discuss further!
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