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 about a four-level empowered engineering framework that highlights how engineering integration in science and math can help students develop a more meaningful understanding of designing just solutions to engineering challenges.

Engineering for Student and Community Empowerment

Integrating the engineering design process into math and science classes is a powerful way to promote equitable teaching practices and culturally relevant learning. In this professional development course, teachers will learn about a four-level empowered engineering framework that highlights how engineering integration in science and math can help students develop a more meaningful understanding of designing just solutions to engineering challenges. Participants will work to take a rich engineering project and associate it with a community issue and its implications, and imagine how science and math instruction can create a more meaningful understanding of the selected community issue. The course will highlight three community empowerment through-lines of the engineering design process: uncovering values, students as agents of change, and stakeholders and encouraging voices. Facilitated by teachers who are experienced in integrating engineering into math and science classes, this course will support teachers in identifying entry points in their curriculum for integrating engineering and community issues.

Course Highlights

  • Learn how to use the engineering design process in your classroom to promote equitable practices and culturally relevant teaching
  • Discuss a framework for empowered engineering, and consider how different engineering design challenges provide students with different opportunities for equitable learning, engagement in community issues, and agency in exploring or solving problems in their world. 
  • Access resources to support empowered engineering integration in your classroom

 

Engineering for Student and Community Empowerment 

Date: July 24–26, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton City Center, Philadelphia, PA
Price: $100

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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.

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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.

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