Are you a middle- or high-school science teacher looking for ways to integrate engineering into your classroom? Join KQED Education this fall in piloting a new media-rich, NGSS-based engineering curriculum. Developed by KQED and a group of outstanding Bay Area science teachers, Engineering for Good is a two-week, project-based learning unit focused on developing solutions for negative impacts of plastics on the environment. Designed to fit into life, earth and physical science classes, and full of engaging videos of real-world engineering stories, the unit culminates with students producing videos about their own solutions. Student stories will be collected by KQED on a platform that encourages sharing, conversation and feedback in a way that further promotes student voice and agency, and the acquisition of 21st century skills.

Teachers participating in the pilot will be supported through a blended experience employing both in-person meetings and KQED’s new online professional learning platform. You will learn video production in order to scaffold the process with your students and receive guidance on classroom implementation of the Engineering for Good curriculum. In addition, you will receive a $750 stipend, and your feedback will assist in developing outstanding, free engineering resources for science teachers in California and beyond.

The Details

  • The pilot will run August 2016 through January 2017
  • After completion of the pilot, participants will receive a $750 stipend
  • We encourage you to apply with one or more teachers from your school
  • Open to Bay Area middle and high school science teachers

Requirements

  • Attend an all-day kickoff meeting at KQED on Saturday, August 6, 2016
  • Implement the Engineering for Good curriculum in the fall 2016 semester (10-day unit)
  • Complete the “Storytelling with Video” course on KQED’s online professional learning platform (6 modules; 20 hours total)
  • Actively participate in an online forum/community for pilot participants
  • Share student work created as part of the Engineering for Good curriculum
  • Provide feedback on the Engineering for Good curriculum and participate in an evaluation of the pilot
  • Write an In the Classroom post to be shared on KQED’s website or online learning platform (this will also earn you the KQED “Storytelling with Video In the Classroom” badge)
  • Attend an end-of-pilot meeting at KQED in January (date TBD)

Thank you for your interest–the application deadline has passed.  Applicants will be notified by June 30, 2016.

  • engineering is the good solution of the curriculum…its used to the kqed teaching..

Author

Andrea Aust

Andrea is the Senior Manager of Science Education for KQED. In addition to QUEST, she's had the pleasure of coordinating education and outreach for the public television series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures and the four-hour documentary Saving the Bay. Andrea graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Environmental Science and earned her M.A. in Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco. Prior to KQED, she taught, developed, and managed marine science and environmental education programs in Aspen, Catalina Island and the Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter at @KQEDaust.

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