TESSA Academy forms a relationship between the engineering profession and middle school education on a personal level to promote engineering problem solving based on fundamental math and science principles and practices.
Educational teams of practicing engineers with a pair of middle school teachers (math and science) are created to support the development and integration of engineering education standards in the middle school classroom. Teams of at least two middle school teachers from the same school and practicing engineers interested in promoting engineering as a field of study and profession. TESSA alums are highly encouraged to participate in the summer workshop.
Scheduled professional learning activities will take place at the STEM Discovery Lab at 88 Commercial Street in Manchester, NH. Classroom activities will take place at the participating schools.
June 27th – July 1st from 8:30am – 1:30 pm with lunch provided
Teachers meet and collaborate with a team of engineers that will serve as a resource throughout the school year.
Workshop activities include practice and discussion about the incorporation of engineering practices in the classroom. Four undergraduate STEM majors from UNH Manchester make demonstrations of lab materials.
December 2016 and May 2017, 4-6 pm
Share classroom experiences and self-asses progress and challenges
UNH STEM Discovery Lab Lending Program will provide teachers with computing and engineering lab materials for their classroom activities.
The application requires answering some brief questions about yourself and your background. Please note that there is a limited number of spaces. The deadline for applying is June 15, 2016. Acceptance will be made on a rolling, first-come-first-served basis. Notifications will be sent out no later than June 17. Completed applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed within 24 hours, after which acceptance decisions will be communicated immediately.
Questions? Please email Mihaela Sabin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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