The Knowles Academy offers state-of-the-art professional development experiences for teachers. All Academy courses are designed and facilitated by experienced teachers who understand the complexities of teaching in today’s world.

Through this Knowles Academy course, teachers will learn to use engineering design to teach students math and/or science content, and inspire and equip them to solve real-world problems.

Engaging Students in Engineering Design

This professional development course offers nine months of coaching and support for teachers aiming to integrate engineering design in their classrooms. Initiated by a week-long online workshop facilitated by teachers with experience in using engineering successfully, this program will assist teachers in gaining the knowledge and confidence needed to implement engineering design challenges that inspire their students to apply math and science concepts to solve real-world problems.

Course Highlights

Experience content-infused engineering design challenges and develop a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices aligned framework for the engineering design process for your classroom

  • Learn how to encourage engineering mindsets in students
  • Discuss the differences between engineering design facilitation and traditional math and science instruction
  • Discuss engineering with a professional engineer
  • Prepare for NGSS implementation by designing and peer teaching your own content-integrated engineering design lessons


Engaging Students in Engineering Design

Dates: November 05, 2024, November 12, 2024, November 19, 2024, December 03, 2024, December 10, 2024, December 17, 2024
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
Location: Zoom
Cost: $25

Course Overview


* Participants should expect two to three hours of asynchronous work in-between sessions

Optional graduate course credit is available ($375 for 3 credit hours)

Please note that courses are subject to cancelation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Academy Services

All Knowles Academy courses can be customized to meet the specific needs of schools and/or districts. Please use the below form to request information about custom services.

Resource Downloads

Knowles Engineering Design Process

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Knowles Engineering Design Process Performance Assessment Rubric

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Knowles Engineering Design Process Phase 1 Student Worksheet

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Finding the Low Hanging Fruit (How to identify activities that are ripe for the integration of engineering)

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Knowles Engineering Design Process Generic Inputs, Tasks & Outputs

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