2009 Institute Invitation
Invitation to Teach Math & Science Via Engineering Design
The DYF Teacher Institute presents an engineering problem solving framework that can be used to teach science and mathematics in a rich, problem based learning context. Across the nation, more secondary schools are including engineering curricula in math and science. Institute participants will experience the design process, reflect on that experience and then plan how to integrate the design process into their teaching.
This institute is for secondary math and science teachers who want to provide more real world context for learning.
Building on Summer 2008 Institute feedback, small standards based curricular packages will be experienced and critiqued by participants. Engineering topics include:
- sustainable engineering
- bridge design
- mechanical dissection
- hydrogen fuel cells
Each participant will receive curricular materials and related equipment including a bench top fuel cell and electrolizer.
DYF Institute Goals and Objectives:
- Provide opportunities for reflection and curriculum planning during the institute. Participants will leave with tangible products to use during the school year (e.g. curricular materials and a bench top fuel cell and electrolizer).
- Develop awareness of existing engineering secondary school curriculum, K-12 engineering education research, and existing K-12 state (Massachusetts) standards in engineering education (see www.teachengineering.com)..
- Develop a community of teachers interested in pursuing engineering approaches to teaching math and science.
- Provide opportunities to experience the engineering design process first hand.
Benefits for DYF Participants
In addition, to the benefits described above, Institute participants will receive:
- Resource materials to support the work as well as academic year consulting.
- A $875 Teaching Fellowship: $625 for the summer institute, $250 for two follow-up days in AY 09-10.
- Course credit options.
Commitment from DYF Participants
- Attend the 5 days of DYF Institute: August 3rd-7th
- Attend two follow up sessions (during academic year 09-10, dates TBA).
- Integrate elements of the engineering design approach during regular content instruction.
- Work with the DYF Research and Evaluation Team to facilitate our understanding of what works.
Who may apply? Secondary Science & Mathematics teachers
When? Applications are due by June 25, 2009. Application (pdf)
Questions or Comments?
Beth Eschenbach, Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University, 707-826-4348, Beth.Eschenbach@humboldt.edu
Lonny Grafman Environmental Resources Engineering Lecturer, Humboldt State University, 707-826-3649, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey White, Redwood Science Project Director, Humboldt State University 707-826-5551, email@example.com
Julie Van Sickle, Redwood Science Assistant Director, Humboldt State University, 707-826-5552, firstname.lastname@example.org
Humboldt State University · Arcata California 95521
(707) 826-4348 · www.humboldt.edu/~dyf