Dr. Margie PinnellKettering Labs 361
Join Us This Summer!
If you are a high-school or middle-school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher, join us this summer for the University of Dayton's Engineering Innovation and Design for STEM Teachers program. This federally funded, six-week NSF-RET experience is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the University of Dayton Schools of Engineering and Education and the Dayton Regional STEM Center.
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for six weeks with a 45-60 minute break for lunch (lunch on your own); additional post-participation commitment with additional stipend for teachers (STEM Fellow or STEM ambassador) plus post-program evaluation. (Follows the University of Dayton's holiday schedule — Fourth of July is observed)
Below are the objectives of our six-week NSF-RET experience:
- Transfer the program’s team-based engineering design and innovation activities to the teachers’ classroom activities.
- Spark the interest of the teachers in STEM through exposure to modern engineering tools and technologies.
- Foster collaboration and networking possibilities through interaction with real-world engineering industry, government and not-for-profit project mentors.
- Provide teachers with a greater understanding of the social relevance of engineering; provide teachers with a better understanding of engineering careers.
- Develop and transfer inquiry based curriculum, innovative pedagogy and new engineering knowledge into STEM classroom activities.
- Facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas and concepts among team members.
- Enhance leadership opportunities for teachers through the program’s professional development for STEM teachers component, including obtaining STEM credentials through on-going engagement with the DRSC.
- Foster long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, the university research community, local engineering professionals, and the DRSC through a substantial follow-up plan; and (9) empower teachers so that they will be more likely to provide K-12 students more learning experiences that incorporate engineering innovation and design.