Matt Colley, a 9th grade history teacher at Oakland Technical High School in California, has students select topics for research in order to foster real-world applications to their own lives and futures. He utilizes diagrams to get students thinking critically about contemporary problems and possible solutions.
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November 30, 2016
November 16, 2016
Chela Delgado, a 12th grade teacher at the Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, Calif., shares how her students design visual representations for their senior capstone projects on civic engagement. Students go through steps of planning and check-ins before utilizing technology to create their infographics.
November 02, 2016
Chela Delgado, a 12th grade teacher at the Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, Calif., and Matt Colley, a 9th grade history teacher at Oakland Technical High School in Calif., share how they use civic engagement projects to help their students become college, career, and community ready and recognize themselves as agents of change.
February 03, 2016
Marica Venture, a 5th grade teacher at Maple Elementary School in Seattle, takes students through the engineering-design process, encouraging them to learn from their failures. Watch students collaborate to design and test microsatellites in a partner project with Boeing.
January 06, 2016
Destiny Woodbury, a 5th grade science teacher at KIPP Liberation College Prep in Houston, has her students create blueprints and models for an egg-drop challenge. This lesson is part of an "egg engineering" unit that Woodbury developed in partnership with Boeing engineers.
December 23, 2015
Science teacher Tom Jenkins has students use data analysis as they engage in the engineering design process to build paper rockets.
December 16, 2015
Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., shares a strategy for eliciting student feedback using sentence frames. Students share what they notice and wonder about each other's work, then make revisions based on the feedback they receive.
December 09, 2015
Watch how eighth grade science teacher Julia Ward engages students in the engineering design process as they develop and test gliders.
November 25, 2015
Fifth grade students explore alternative energy by building wind turbines in this Boeing-inspired lesson. Watch students explore concepts of lift and drag as they build blades for wind turbines.
September 23, 2015
Molly Reed's third grade students work in groups to explore the attributes of ecosystems. Students learn by identifying plant parts, planting and recording growth over time, and making garden connection circles.