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Engineering is Elementary Workshops

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Workshops

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The Connecticut Science Center is the state’s official professional development (PD) provider for EiE, a nationally renowned education project developed by the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) at the Museum of Science, Boston. The Science Center is part of the Extended Network of EiE PD Providers–a national community of collaborators who facilitate EiE PD workshops in locations around the country.

Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) is an award-winning, classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology with science, language arts, social studies, and math via storybooks and hands-on design activities for 1st – 5th graders. The curriculum offers teachers a choice of 20 units with engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply their earth science, physical science, and life science knowledge. The nation’s largest elementary engineering curriculum, EiE has reached more than 61,800 teachers and 4.5 million students and is used in all 50 states. EiE is backed by research that shows enhanced student interest and achievement in science and engineering; studies reveal positive outcomes for all student demographics. The curriculum also integrates with literacy and social studies instruction. For more information please visit www.eie.org or simply click on the workshop title.

Can’t come to us? New this year, we also offer 1-day EiE workshops at your school! Please fill out an interest form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

*Please note that grade levels are identified based on the CT Science Framework that it supports. However these units are scalable to all elementary grade levels.

EiE – Sounds Like Fun: Seeing Animal Sounds (Grade 5)

Day 1 of this workshop focuses on the skills need to teach the EiE curriculum unit, “Sounds Like Fun: Seeing Animal Sounds”. Day 2 is an onsite visit to the 5th grade at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School. Through discussions, activities and classroom observations, participants will experience firsthand how this top school has successfully integrated EiE into their curriculum, connecting it to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

  • DATE: October 16 & 17, 2014
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Day 1-CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center); Day 2 Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $300

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EiE – The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems (Grade 4)

  • DATE: November 6, 2014
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – Solid as a Rock: Replicating an Artifact (Grade 3)

  • DATE: November 20, 2014
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators (Grade 2)

  • DATE: December 11, 2014
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – It’s a Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes (Grade 1)

  • DATE: December 18, 2014
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – No Bones About It: Designing Knee Braces (Grade 5)

  • DATE: February 19, 2015
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – An Alarming Idea:Designing Alarm Circuits (Grade 4)

  • DATE: February 26, 2015
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – Lighten Up: Designing Lighting Systems (Grade 5)

  • DATE: April 9, 2015
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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EiE – A Work in Process: Improving a Play Dough Process (Grade 2-3)

  • DATE: April 23, 2015
  • TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm
  • LOCATION: CT Science Center | 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford (discounted parking at the garage directly under the Science Center)
  • ROOM: Lab 4
  • COST: $150

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