May 20, 2020; 12:00-1:00 PM PT/ 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Experts: Dr. Christine Cunningham and Shannon McManus
To create a generation of innovative problem solvers that will shape their world we need to engage youth in engineering activities. Engineering education promotes development of an engineering mindset—the values, attitudes, and thinking skills associated with engineering. This interactive session introduces engineering and engineering mindset, focusing on why they are important. Ten engineering practices that help youth develop and strengthen an engineering mindset will be highlighted. Participants will reflect on examples and short video clips from educational settings that illustrate the practices and what they look like when youth engineer. Participants will also leave with strategies for creating engineering environments that are inclusive and invite all learners to participate and develop an engineering mindset.