April 05, 2018
Upcoming Free Video Conversations
We are excited to launch our free Video Conversation series for easy, inspiring professional development. These webchats with leaders in PK-12 Engineering Education will be live, scheduled, events from 4-5:00pm (EST) with lots of time for Q & A. A copy will be available for viewing on LinkEngineering and YouTube. And, of course, you can join the conversation before and after at LinkEngineering.org.
Registration is now open for our first two programs. Tweet this!
April 17: Engineering Basics for PK-12 Educators w/Cary Sneider, PhD
Our first conversation is with Cary Sneider who just received the Robert H. Carleton Award for National Leadership in the Field of Science Education, NSTA's highest and most prestigious award. Congratulations!
Cary is currently Associate Research Professor at Portland State University in Portland, OR, where he teaches courses in research methodology for teachers in a Master of Science Teaching (MST) degree program. Cary is the Chair of the LinkEngineering Committee and also serves as a Consultant on STEM Education for the Noyce Foundation, the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, and on several advisory boards. He is also a Writing Team Leader for the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards.)
Cary is the editor of a 2015 three-volume set, The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula (PK-5, 6-8, 9-12). He has a deep knowledge of engineering and how it can and should be implemented in PK-12 education, plus he has worked extensively in training educators to meet this challenge.
Get a preview of Cary on our YouTube Playlist.
Register for our Conversation with Cary Now
May 1: Playful Learning - Making Engineering Fun
w/AnnMarie Thomas, PhD
AnnMarie Thomas is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. She is the founder and director of the Playful Learning Lab, which explores ways to encourage children of all ages, to embrace playful learning. AnnMarie co-founded and co-directs the University of St. Thomas Center for Engineering Education (CEE), which offers engineering courses for P-12 educators and conducts research on engineering at the pre-collegiate level.
AnnMarie served as the Founding Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative, where her team established the national Maker Corps program and laid the groundwork for this nonprofit. She and her students created Squishy Circuits. She is the author of "Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation."
AnnMarie is also part of the creative and academic team that developed the just-launched collaboration with the band OK Go, OKGo Sandbox, which provides educators and students with STEM lessons explaining the band's popular videos.
Get a preview of AnnMarie on our YouTube Playlist.
Register for our Conversation with AnnMarie Now
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