Professional Learning

e4usa provides professional learning (PL) throughout the year to prepare and support teachers

The mission of Engineering for US All (e4usa) encompasses both students and teachers. Paramount to the success of e4usa is the construction and delivery of professional learning (PL) experiences throughout the year to prepare and support teachers with different levels of engineering training and instruction as they implement the course.

As a result of engaging in e4usa PD and PL, teachers and coaches receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Maryland.


Summer Professional Development

Teachers engage in summer professional development that supports teachers based on their roles and years engaged in e4usa.

JUL 8-19

New Teacher PD (Online)

July 8-19, 2024 (no Wednesdays)
11:00 - 1:30 PM ET

JUL 22-26

New Teacher PD (In Person in Maryland)

July 22-26, 2024
9 AM - 4 PM each day and July 26 from 9 AM - 12 Pm on Friday

JUL 8, 9, 15-19

2nd Year Returning Teacher PD (Online)

July 8, 9, 15-19, 2024 (no Wednesdays)
11 - 1:30 PM ET and July 11-12 from 2 - 4:30 PM ET

JUL 11-12

3rd and Beyond Returning Teacher PD (Online)

July 11-12, 2024
2 - 4:30 PM ET

JUL 11-12

Coach PD (Online)

July 11-12, 2024
11 - 1:30 PM ET

JUL 17

Liaison PD (Online)

July 17, 2024
2 - 4 PM ET

JUL 29-31, Aug 1

New Professor Professional Development (Online)

July 29-31, 2024
9 AM - 4 PM ET

August 1, 2024
9 AM - 12 PM ET


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MyDesign Platform and Scoring Rubric

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.


Mydesign Application
winter professional development

Winter Professional Development

The Winter Professional Development is an online opportunity for all teachers to gather again in January 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.


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End-of-Year Teacher Celebration

As the school year comes to a close, fellow e4usa teachers celebrate together with fun virtual activities and nominations.

e4usa teachers in workshop

Community of practice (CoP)

Ongoing and continuous support is also provided through the e4usa community of practice (CoP), part of the e4usa mission to welcome teachers with varying degrees of experience in industry and teaching. 

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Engineering Teacher Professional Development Endorsement (ETPDE)

The e4usa New Teacher Professional Learning has been endorsed by ETPDE, and is valid for three years (January 1, 2022- December 31, 2024).

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