Teacher Design Make Code

posted Jun 15, 2016, 8:12 AM by Professional Learning

Click Here for more information: http://manchester.unh.edu/stem-discovery-lab/teachers/dmc 

design make code class

Teachers engage in summer and school year professional learning experiences to integrate computational thinking, engineering design content, and design practices into the science learning activities they implement in their classroom instruction.   

About the Program

The program prepares teachers to implement active, hands-on, and inquiry-based learning to engage all students, especially traditionally underrepresented students in STEM. Teachers develop and share teaching resources for the incorporation of engineering practices in the grades 4-8 curriculum as set forts by national and state curricular standards (NGSS, ISTE, CSTA K-12 CS).

Elementary and middles school teachers, grades 4-8, from public schools in the Manchester School District, including Bakersville, Beech Street, Gossler Park, McDonough, and Wilson, where representation of students eligible for free or reduced lunch is 70% or higher.

  • At least one engineering design challenges/tasks will be incorporated into the curriculum during the school year and 9 or more communications will occur between the teacher and engineering partner(middle school teachers)
  • At least three inquiry-based teaching experiences will be communicated and reflected upon (elementary school teachers)
  • Upon completion of the program, teachers will receive a stipend of $750 each.

Scheduled professional learning activities will take place at the STEM Discovery Lab at 88 Commercial St., Manchester, NH. Classroom activities will take place at the participating schools.