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Engineering a Better World: Global Challenges with Local Solutions

  • 14 Dec 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • LaSalle Academy, 612 Academy Ave, Providence
  • 19

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Ann Kaiser will present a hands-on workshop that focuses on the idea of using appropriate, small-scale local technologies to meet global challenges based on the Sustainable Development Goals announced by the UN this year.

Participants will learn about ways to frame Engineering Challenges to support the inclusion of science and math concepts while seeking ways to develop culturally appropriate and economically feasible technologies. Several hands-on activities will be included and participants will receive planning resources to use in their classrooms. Challenges focused on housing, water use, and light will be highlighted. This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school teachers. This curriculum is based on a highly transdisciplinary engineering approach and math, social studies, and art teachers are also welcome.

ProjectEngin has been working on a series of curriculum modules that focus on idea of thinking globally and acting locally. An early version of one module was featured on the American Society of Engineering Education website earlier this year. (http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/disaster-proof-housing/) Give STEM a new meaning in your classroom – Sustainable, Transdisciplinary, Empathetic, Meaningful. Empower your students to see solutions, not just problems while increasing their global view.

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