Develop an Engineering Mindset: An Equity Strategy


Engineers are invaluable to our world, identifying challenges, then designing life-changing solutions. Engaging youth in authentic engineering practices develops an engineering mindset–a powerful learning tool that helps ALL youth become stronger learners. Join this workshop to: learn the ten practices of an engineering mindset, experience the practices in a hands-on activity, and reflect on how you can deploy these principles wherever you teach to create more equitable learning environments.

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  1. Learn and understand ten practices of an engineering mindset, through examples, resources, and a hands-on activity.
  2. Connect practices to instruction in K-12 classrooms, afterschool, and summer programs. Participants receive access to free engineering curricula.
  3. Reflect on how engineering practices can meet the needs of all learners and be introduced into existing activities and curricula.



Christine Cunningham, Professor Of Practice In Education And Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

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  • Tags: instruction, design thinking
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Practice & Pedagogy
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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