Oracle Supports EiE Teacher Workshops in California

Scholarships available for Silicon Valley-area elementary teachers and afterschool educators.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

A grant from Oracle, the world's second largest software company, will help introduce Silicon Valley teachers, afterschool educators, and parents to EiE's award-winning elementary engineering curricula.

The $25K grant will support 15 scholarships for elementary teachers to attend a day-long EiE professional development workshop this summer where teachers will learn to implement the award-winning EiE curriculum. The workshop will be hosted by EiE collaborator The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.

Scholarships will also be offered for afterschool educators, who can attend one of two half-day workshops where participants will learn about EiE's innovative afterschool curriculum, Engineering Adventures (EA).

A third component of the grant provides EiE and EA curriculum materials to two lending libraries for educators, one at the Santa Clara Office of Education, the other at the California Afterschool Resource Center.

Engineering is Elemementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston and the recipient of a STEM Innovation Award in 2013 from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, recognizing pioneering work in engineering education at the K-12 level.

 

Product: 
Engineering is Elementary
Categories: 
Professional Development