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Geering up, FuturePLAY and the Vancouver School Board (VSB) are partnering up to provide educators with a pro-d opportunity focused on incorporating engineering design activities in the classroom! In this exciting pro-d, we will be diving into the engineering design cycle and exploring its pedagogy and connections to BC’s ADST curriculum through fun, engaging, and hands-on activities that educators will be able to use in their classrooms to help create the connection between science and society.
Proposed schedule for the day - April 26 9:00-9:10 Introductions / Why teach engineering
9:10-9:40 Unplugged Coding Activities: Origami
9:40-10:40 Intro to coding: Scratch / Scratch Jr.
- Importance of Sequence, decomposition etc.
- Beginner and advanced option
- (With beginner or K-3 and intermediate or 4-9 options)
10:50-11:20 Activity: Example of an Engineering Design Challenge
11:20-11:30 Assessment Strategies for Engineering Challenges
11:30-12:30 Lunch12:30-1:10 Design your own engineering design challenge1:10-1:30 Sharing & Discussion
- Including constraints for implementing
1:30- 2:00 Conclusions, Fun Stuff, Future Workshops