Nevada Engineering Fellows Program


Contact Us

Tracey Gaffney
100 North Stewart Street, Suite 220
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Telephone: (775) 687-0989
Fax: (775) 687-0990
E-mail: TGaffney@gov.nv.gov

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    Developing Teacher Knowledge, Capacity and Confidence in STEAM

    The Nevada Engineering Fellows Program, sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT), in partnership with Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP), offers a unique opportunity for K-5 teachers to develop and integrate NGSS-aligned engineering lessons with real-world applications into everyday teaching and existing curricula.

      Engineering Fellows is offered in two Phases. “Phase I: Critical Consumers” focuses on evaluating and improving existing curriculum. “Phase II: Powerful Producers” will entail developing engineering lessons from scratch! Fellows may participate in Phase I or both Phase I and Phase II. (Fellows who have already completed the program are welcomed to apply again, as the program has undergone changes.)

        • As a Fellow in Phase I, you will:
          • Evaluate and improve existing engineering curriculum against the NGSS Lesson Screener Tool
          • Teach 2+ engineering lessons in your classroom during the program (Sept-Nov)
          • Collaborate with grade-band and grade-level teachers
          • Increase your students’ and your own confidence and awareness of engineering
          • Receive stipends for work done outside of the workshops
          • Earn certificate of completion to be used for license renewal hours
        • As a Fellow in Phase II, you will:
          • Collaborate with professional engineers and university engineering students to develop authentic engineering contexts
          • Create and teach an engineering lesson from scratch to fit your classroom and curriculum needs
          • Collaborate with grade-band and grade-level teachers
          • Increase your students’ and your own confidence and awareness of engineering
          • Receive stipends for work done outside of the workshops
          • Earn certificate of completion to be used for license renewal hours

        Details of Program for Phase I

        *Notes: Substitutes will be paid by the program. Additional locations may be added based on interest. The program will be delivered virtually if needed to support the health and safety of participants.

          NORTHERN NEVADA: K-2 COHORT

          • When: (Thursdays) September 10th, October 15th, November 5th
          • Where: Carson City

            NORTHERN NEVADA: 3-5 COHORT

            • When: (Tuesdays) September 1st, September 29th, October 20th
            • Where: Carson City

              SOUTHERN NEVADA: K-2 COHORT

              • When: (Thursdays) September 3rd, October 1st, October 22nd
              • Where: Las Vegas @ SNRPDP

                SOUTHERN NEVADA: 3-5 COHORT

                • When: (Wednesdays) September 2nd, September 30th, October 21st
                • Where: Las Vegas @ SNRPDP

                  Details of Program for Phase II

                  *Notes: Substitutes will be paid by the program. Additional locations may be added based on interest. The program will be delivered virtually if needed to support the health and safety of participants.

                    NORTHERN NEVADA: K-2 COHORT

                    • When: TBD
                    • Where: Carson City

                      NORTHERN NEVADA: 3-5 COHORT

                      • When: TBD
                      • Where: Carson City

                        SOUTHERN NEVADA: K-2 COHORT

                        • When: TBD
                        • Where: Las Vegas @ SNRPDP

                          SOUTHERN NEVADA: 3-5 COHORT

                          • When: TBD
                          • Where: Las Vegas @ SNRPDP

                            2020 - 2021 Announcement (Interest Only)

                            2020 - 2021 Application

                            Coming soon!