Through My Window is a free multimedia engineering curriculum for grades 4-8 that can be used in formal or informal educational settings. The curriculum was created by Smith College and Springfield Technical Community in Massachusetts under a National Science Foundation grant.
Through My Window is hosting a free educator professional development workshop on June 21-22 in Springfield, MA. Stipends are available for travel. This training will focus on the new Through My Window resources: the TimeTilter novel and the companion Collusia.com website.
TimeTilter is about displaced teens who find themselves testing the TimeTilter, an experimental in-person gaming site created by engineering company Collusia. But the teens realize the company that created the TimeTilter may not be as innocent as it first seemed. With key plot elements tied to bioengineering, the story contributes to student interest in STEM fields.
The Collusia.com companion website allows students to uncover more of Collusia's secrets while learning about engineering design, materials engineering, and bioengineering.
The training will cover all of these resources as well as background about engineering. There will be time to collaborate with other educators from around the country.
If you're interested in more information or in applying for the training, please read and fill out this application: https://goo.gl/forms/GAnGm1Qk8ZJLb1dX2. If you have additional questions, please email:
Isabel Huff, Outreach Coordinator, Through My Window firstname.lastname@example.org