Submitted by Samantha Hendricks, Co-Chair of STAO Elementary Curriculum Committee
Teachers & Engineers Together (EIR program 2022-2023)
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2022/2023 school year!
Bring the STEM curriculum to life for your students. By connecting local engineers with K-12 classrooms, we hope to bridge the gap that can exist between the real world and classroom theory. Volunteers are selected through a careful application process, emphasizing their enthusiasm, communication abilities, and experience working with children.
How It Works
The Engineer in Residence program is an engineering outreach program, reaching elementary and high school students nationwide. The engineer brings a real-life dimension to the curriculum, using hands-on projects, presentations and other curriculum relevant activities in the classroom.
Join 600+ educators & engineers across Canada that make up the Engineer-in-Residence community. The program is offered FREE of CHARGE to educators across Canada.
- You’re matched with a local engineer for the duration of school year
- Your engineer will visit your class as often as once a month
- Visits can be done virtually or in person
- You’re in control! Engineers will take your lead. They’re flexible and will come up with programming that supports the curriculum.
Deadline to register is May 31st, 2022.
Register at: https://eir.ca/
Here’s what teachers are saying…
…HCDSB high school teacher “Really enjoyed our session today! EIR Program – thank-you for teaching us about all of the critical parts of delivery through inquiry and group discussions.”
… DPCDSB intermediate teacher “Our 7/8 Ss are so excited to participate…met with our engineer to kick off the project to take our future cities to the moon!”
…TDSB junior teacher “Ss had a great week with our engineer! Lots of problem solving through building and programming. Next week we’re exploring other coding languages.”
…OCSB primary teacher (virtual school) “Kinder science inquiry: what happens when you combine milk, food colouring and soap? And why? Special thank you to our engineer – deep learning in action!”