Engineering Expeditions are a series of authentic project learning experiences that energize learners to identify passion projects and inspire them to imagine innovative solutions to real-world issues in partnership with career experts. Learners engage in self-reflection, research, and investigation with the engineering design process, and Future Ready Passports guide them through deep dives into space, artificial intelligence, and eco-tech.
PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.
FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?
The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a colonist on Mars? Or, to create the automated car that not only picks the best routes, but can elevate over traffic? How about building a water retension system which preserves senstitive ecosystems during droughts?
You may just have the curiousity, creativty, and initiative to start now with a passion project that could eventually impact those future possibilities.
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