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) and the UNLV College of Engineering, offers a unique opportunity for teachers of 4th grade students across Nevada to improve, develop and integrate NGSS-aligned engineering lessons with real-world applications into everyday teaching and existing curricula.
The Engineering Fellowship is a unique opportunity for teachers to develop and embed engineering practices within current lessons/curriculum with real-world application!
- Meet with local Industry experts
- Collaborate with engineering professors and students
- Enrich classroom learning
- Increase community connections
- Get field experiences
- As an Engineering Fellow, you will:
- Investigate grade-level NGSS, phenomenon, problem-based, and best practices for teaching engineering.
- Collaborate with professional engineers and university engineering professors and students to bring real-world scenarios to the classroom.
- Learn how to enhance your science lessons with engineering practices.
- Receive a bank of vetted lessons designed by other fellows.
- Receive 18 hours of professional learning through RPDP.
- Program outcomes:
- Increase your confidence in teaching and integrating engineering.
- Increase your students’ engagement and awareness of engineering skills and careers.
- Align your instruction with NGSS standards and local industry needs to strengthen workforce pathways.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost for participating? -No
Does this count for professional learning? - Yes, you will receive 18 hours of professional learning through RPDP for full attendance and participation.
What is the time commitment? -Three days from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Are the workshops online or in person? -All workshops are in person.
Is this grade specific? -Yes, this is for teachers who work with 4th grade students.
Do I need to be experienced with engineering lessons? -No
If you are interested, please fill out this form.