Try asking your students to engineer a solution for the kindergarteners down the hall, for the principal, for a character in a story, or for their grandparents. Inviting students to engineer solutions with particular people in mind can tap into their existing knowledge and experiences and spur rich engineering discussions … Read More
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2017 was a great year for the PCEE division. Our annual report, released in June, describes highlights from the Annual Conference and K-12 Workshops, as well as a long list of achievements from the year. In addition, you will find the names of the award winners, basic division membership stats, … Read More...Read more
The PCEE division is committed to engineering education being inclusive of the diverse pre-college students we aim to serve through our work. Out of this commitment we are instituting a diversity and inclusion tip in every other newsletter. Review our latest tips, and comment on each post to share how you are working to improve diversity and inclusion in engineering precollege education.
A recent blog post by Linda Kekelis, founder of Techbridge, highlights “10 promising practices to interest girls in engineering,” many of which are great practices to appeal to any broader audience of students. She offers that “teachers should … reach out to more kinds of students, not just the student … Read More
Last month’s tip talked about the importance of building students’ STEM self-efficacy, and that one strategy for doing so includes finding role models for your students. Ideally, these role models will look like or have similar backgrounds to your students. Here are some tips on how to do this:
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Do your students believe they can succeed? You can inspire the courage to excel by bolstering student self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the belief one has in their ability to perform a specific task. Gender differences have been observed in STEM self-efficacy, where men and boys more often have a higher STEM … Read More