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Highlighting the T & E in STEM Education

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Ginger Whiting spent her career as an elementary teacher in the Richmond City Public Schools, Richmond, Virginia. With a background that included open learning, Montessori, British Infant School, and multiage philosophies, Ginger spent her career advocating hands-on meaningful activities that required students to apply everyday lessons as a way to develop ownership of essential knowledge and become self-confident learners.

Ginger became involved in design technology/children’s engineering in the summer of 1998 and began to implement Children’s Engineering as a natural extension of the hands-on open-ended projects that she utilized in her classroom.

One of the founding partners of Children’s Engineering Educators, LLC, she was one of the lead writers for the Virginia Department of Education Elementary Technology Resource Guide K-5 published in 2003. In addition, she served as a consultant to the Second Edition Virginia DOE Children's Engineering Guide in 2014.

In 2005 Ginger began serving as an adjunct instructor for Children’s Engineering through the College of Graduate & Outreach Programs at James Madison University, Virginia, training four in-service teachers to conduct the class. Ginger currently acts as mentor to several in-service teachers.

Ginger has presented professional development sessions in various states including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, and California, helping teachers learn how to integrate Children’s Engineering into their daily lessons, encouraging teachers to “Work smarter, not harder.”

Ginger has co-authored two books, Children’s Engineering, A Handbook for Elementary Educators (2009, 2015) and Children’s Engineering, Beyond the Basics (2010).

In recent years, Ginger developed Everyday STEM - A Children’s Engineering Professional Development Series to enable individual schools and school divisions a cost-effective way to conduct their own professional development.

Ginger continues to be an advocate for bringing Children’s Engineering / Elementary STEM into every PK-5 classroom in the nation.

     
   

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Meet the Facilitators

Ginger Whiting
Virginia Elementary Teacher, 29 years
Author, Everyday STEM Challenges
Adjunct Instructor, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2005-present
Consultant, Virginia DOE Children's Engineering Guide, 2014
Author, Everyday STEM Professional Development Series, 2012, 2013
Co-Author, Children's Engineering: Beyond the Basics, 2010
Children's Council Director, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Board of Directors, 2008-10
Co-Author, Children's Engineering: A Handbook for Elementary Educators, 2009, 2nd Edition 2015
Advisor, WGBH TV, Curious George, An Animated Educational Series, 2005-2008
Technology & Children Review Board 2003-2012
Contributor to The Technology Teacher
Lead Writer, Virginia DOE Elementary Technology Resource Guide K-5, 2003
Outreach Technology Teacher for The College of New Jersey

Emeritus Scholar Award, Virginia Children's Engineering Council, 2014
Leadership Award, Children's Council of the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), 2010
VTEA Lynn P. Barrier Engineering Leadership Award 2008

ITEA Technology Education for Children Council Special Service Award, 2006
Virginia Technology Education Association Presidential Citation 2006
ITEA Technology Education for Children Council Mary-Margaret Scobey Award, 2003
Co-recipient ITEA Program Excellence Award, 2002
Co-recipient VTEA Program Excellence Award, 2001
Richmond TEA Elementary School Teacher of the Year Award, 2000


Linda Harpine -
Advisor
Virginia Middle & Elementary Teacher of the Gifted, 2004-present
Adjunct Instructor, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2006-present
Virginia Elementary Teacher, 31 Years
Consultant, Virginia DOE Children's Engineering Guide, 2014
President, Virginia's Children's Engineering Council, 2004-05
VTEEA Board of Directors, 2001-Present
Lead Writer, Virginia DOE Elementary Technology Resource Guide K-5, 2003
Contributor to The Technology Teacher and Technology & Children
Outreach Technology Teacher for The College of New Jersey

VTEA Lynn P. Barrier Engineering Leadership Award 2007
Virginia Technology Education Association Presidential Citation 2006
VTEA John Monroe Outstanding Service Award, 2003
ITEA Technology Education for Children Council Leadership Award, 2002
ITEA Teacher Excellence Award, 1999

 
 

Members of CEE are supporters of the Annual Virginia's Children's Engineering Convention which is sponsored by the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association, the Virginia Children's Engineering Council of the VTEEA, and the VA Department of Education.

Members of CEE  were co-hosts of the following Children's Engineering Conventions:
• 10th Annual Children's Engineering Convention, Richmond, Virginia, February 2006
•  9th Annual Children's Engineering Convention, Richmond, Virginia, February 2005
•  8th Annual Children's Engineering Convention, Richmond, Virginia, March 2004

 
   


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