Florida's Imaginarium is New EiE PD Collaborator


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Imaginarium in Fort Myers, Florida is a versatile museum/aquarium that offers hands-on exhibits, summer camps, home-school programs . . . and now, EiE professional development workshops. Our newest professional development collaborator will offer both on-site and in schools in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glade, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties.

"With the region attracting STEM-focused companies like Algenol (which makes biofuels), we anticipate schools will face increased expectations to graduate STEM-literate students," says Imaginarium's education manager Anji McStravic. "We had to choose what kind of PD we could offer area schools, and we chose EiE."

"One thing that's amazing about EiE," McStravic adds, "is how it works for a range of students. We had a teacher of gifted students and a teacher working with students with autism in one recent workshop. It's pretty amazing when a curriculum works well for many different groups."

McStravic and colleague Sarah Von Williamsen say they have "a passion" for EiE . . . and so do local teachers, apparently; their workshops draw "EiE groupies" who keep coming back to learn new units!

Engineering is Elementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston.


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