Teachers engage in a two-week, synchronous and asynchronous online summer professional development that supports teachers based on their roles and years engaged in e4usa.
The dates for the Summer Professional Development are listed below:
New Teacher PD: July 10-21 (no Wednesdays) from 11:00 - 1:30 PM ET
2nd Year Returning Teacher PD: July 10, 11, 17-21 (no Wednesdays) from 11:00 - 1:30 PM ET and July 13-14 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM ET
3rd-5th Year Returning Teacher PD: July 13-14 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Coach PD: July 13-14 from 11:00 - 1:30 ET
The series of five sessions occurring in the autumn primarily focus on the MyDesign scoring rubric and how to use it with students. Teachers use MyDesign as a tool and have opportunities to focus on navigating the platform.
The Winter Professional Development is an opportunity for all teachers to gather again to reflect on the first half of the academic year and look forward and plan for units 5-7 and unit 8 of the e4usa curriculum.
As the school year comes to a close, fellow e4usa teachers celebrate together with fun virtual activities and nominations.
The growth of professional development (PD) opportunities for PreK-12 engineering educators raises a number of important questions for providers and consumers of such programs. To address these multiple needs, the ASEE has developed the Engineering Teacher Professional Development Endorsement (ETPDE), a system for endorsing PD programs. This endorsement is based on the 2014 Standards for Preparation and Professional Development for Teachers of Engineering and the associated matrix.
The e4usa New Teacher Professional Learning has been endorsed by ETPDE, and is valid for three years (January 1, 2022- December 31, 2024).
As a result of engaging in e4usa PD and PL, teachers and coaches receive CEUs from the University of Maryland.