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Developing Technological Literacy at the Elementary Level
Highlighting the T & E in STEM Education




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Highlighting the T & E in STEM Education

Everyday STEM
A Children's Engineering Professional Development Series


Resources for Classroom Teachers

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A Professional Development Series for Integrating STEM, especially Technology & Engineering, into the elementary classroom -

  • Developed by elementary educators – for PK-5 elementary educators.
  • Contains content that has helped hundreds of in-service elementary teachers in Virginia and other states.
  • Promotes 21st-century skills through technology and engineering education.
  • Provides teachers the background to teach technology and engineering in an integrated approach – not as an additional subject area.
  • Provides facilitators tools for supplying meaningful in-service programs – making direct connections between technology and engineering and what teachers are doing in their classrooms.

The series provides facilitators detailed professional development plans, including everything needed to conduct an in-service workshop for elementary educators.

Units are purchased individually to meet the needs of each school. Most units are designed to be implemented as 90 minute workshops. Units include such items as

  • Facilitator Plans
  • Presentation Slides and Presentation Guide
  • Classroom Resources (Posters, Big Books, Sample Lesson Plans, Topic Card Sorts, and Language Arts Connections)

Children's Engineering Educators, LLC

Children's Engineering:
A Handbook for Elementary Educators

Written by elementary teachers, this guide helps you include basic engineering concepts in the elementary classroom. It describes the benefits of teaching engineering, suggests how to implement engineering for younger students, and details the design process. Includes detailed teacher procedures, reproducible student pages, and national standards addressed.

by Ginger Whiting & Marcia Hickey


Children's Engineering:
Beyond the Basics

A follow-up to Children’s Engineering: A Handbook for Elementary Educators, this guide helps elementary educators recognize the technology already in their curriculum and introduces Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA 2000/2002/2007) and K-5 Benchmarks. Plus, it includes 12 ready-to-use activities that can tie into other studies.

by Ginger Whiting & Marcia Hickey


Children's Engineering:
Technology Design Loop Poster

A great compliment to the Children’s Engineering books above, this laminated poster brings the five-step Technology Design Loop used in both books into full view for your students.





Preparing the students of today to become productive citizens of the future requires our educational system to promote life-long learners who are able to work together to solve realistic problems and develop a basic understanding of the natural and humanly modified world around them.

Information presented in a familiar and mind-engaging context leads to greater understanding and retention, as compared to memorization of facts in isolation. Research indicates that retention is greatest when students are actively engaged, put their knowledge into immediate practice, and become “teachers” of other students. Children’s Engineering activities directly address these issues.


Children's Engineering...


Card Sorts

Big Books Related to STEM


children to use creative and critical thinking skills while applying classroom learning.


•individual learning styles
•needs of gifted students
•special needs students



•state & national standards
•critical & creative thinking
•problem solving
•hands-on learning
•decision making
•reading comprehension
•cooperative skills
•differentiated instruction

results in...
ownership of essential knowledge
•self-confident learners
•applied knowledge


Supporters of the

20th Annual Virginia Children's Engineering Convention

Hosted by the Virginia Children's Engineering Council
Virginia Department of Education
February 11-12, 2016
Roanoke, Virginia

National Engineers Week
February 21-27, 2016



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International Technology & Engineering Educators

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