We work with individual K-12 schools, dioceses, districts, and professional groups. Our customized workshops are always highly rated. We are happy to put you in touch with our clients if you would like to learn more.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
"Engineering design can be used in all disciplines, not just math and science. The workshop opened the door for what is needed for GREATER ENGAGEMENT of students."
K-4 LITERACY INSTRUCTOR
"Great workshop, one of the best! HELPFUL, INFORMATIVE, USEFUL."
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
"Students are learning to work in teams, communicate more effectively, and be creative by working on engineering projects. They compromise, collaborate, and support each other’s ideas."
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER
"Trying something new in the classroom is scary. We have no experience, have limited resources, haven’t thought of all the pitfalls or all the questions our students may ask. When we worked with Ann, she would refer to our previous knowledge by pointing out that we are already do so many of these things. We just have to present it from an engineering point of view and stop giving set parameters and outcomes. Encourage failed attempts, since failing is a way to modify, thus getting closer to a solution. These are all life skills as well!"
LOWER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
"The teachers have shifted from direct instruction to a more active form of learning. The process is definitely more learner centered, with the teacher as the facilitator. They are posing questions and problems and challenging our students to share their ideas and knowledge with others. The students are taught how to think, to use their imagination, to think critically and to be creative in the process. The shift from thinking that failing is unacceptable has occurred. They are gaining the confidence to say that it’s OK to fail and that trying again leads to success. To hear a ten-year-old girl say that she is proud of herself, after several failed attempts, of completing her task of producing three working electrical circuits; or observing three- and four-year-olds design a structure to include a gear mechanism and then explain the process to me—those are remarkable experiences as an educator!"
MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA TEACHER
"I've been attending STEM workshops for a year. This is the first time I can actually see clear connection for my subject area."