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Engineering is Elementary


This learner-driven workshop is designed to build your knowledge of engineering and your confidence in teaching it. You'll get hands-on experience with EiE materials and insights into the most effective strategies for teaching the curriculum.

Unit: Catching the Wind, Designing Windmills
Mechanical engineering involves the design of anything with moving parts. In this unit you will learn how to help your students think like mechanical engineers-and also use their understanding of air as wind-to design and create wind-powered machines. The storybook Leif Catches the Wind introduces students to wind turbines that generate renewable energy. Students will study how common machines such as mechanical pencils and egg beaters work, then use their mechanical engineering skills to design sailboats and windmills that catch the wind.


What You Take Home

  • Each participant will receive one free EiE Curriculum Binder of their choice provided by the Boston Museum of Science! ($50 value)
  • Prepared to teach any EiE unit in your classroom
  • Confidence that you can implement open-ended engineering design challenges with your students
  • Equipped with the EiE Teacher Guide of your choice
  • .6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Texas Tech University ($30 if requested)
  • 6 hours Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
  • 3 hours of content qualify as Gifted and Talented

About the Instructor

De'Lila Holder

De'Lila Holder has been an educator and administrator for a total of 25 years in Texas education; former teacher for 15 years and campus and district administration for 10 years. She now serves as an Associate Director of the Texas Tech’s T-STEM Center. She is passionate about education and feels honored to work with exceptional professional educators sharing with them her knowledge, encouragement, and dedication to STEM education. Mrs. Holder trained at the Boston Museum of Science in Engineering is Elementary and is delighted to present this exciting workshop.


Registration Closed

  • Fee: No charge for this workshop,
    but registration is required to attend
  • Limited to 25 participants
  • Lunch will be served
  • July 18, 2014
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily Instruction
  • Science Spectrum - Lubbock, TX
  • Classroom: TBA
  • Focus on Grade Levels: 1-5