20 minutes | Aug 8, 2016

Engineering Teachers Replicate Themselves, Part 1

How do you prepare to train engineering teachers? Two teachers, who are also engineers, are preparing to train more teachers this summer to teach engineering. Guests Melanie Kong and Natalie Wyll are chemical and architectural engineers originally, and between the both of them, they have a few years of experience teaching high school engineering. They use the general engineering curriculum "Engineer Your World", developed by The University of Texas at Austin with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation. Melanie and Natalie haven't run this training session before. Here they discuss their mindset before they lead the two-week session, and in a future episode we hope to hear their thoughts after this session is complete. Guest mechanical engineer Sadhan Sathyaseelan moderated this conversation with help from Pius Wong. Links to items referenced in the episode: ● Engineer Your World high school curriculum: http://www.engineeryourworld.org/ ● Padlet online tool: http://padlet.com/ Our opening music comes from "School Zone (radio edit)" by The Honorable Sleaze, our interstitial music and closing music are from "Love Is Chemical" and "Theme P" by Steve Combs. All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Subscribe, review, and send comments online! On Twitter, it's @piuswong. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K12EngineeringEducation/ And review us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/k12-engineering-education/id1119404863?mt=2 A transcript for this episode is at: http://www.k12engineering.net/transcripts/ep7.html
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