Joelle Clark (left) and Lori Rubino-Hare offer EIE PD workshops
Engineering is Elementary Welcomes New Partners
Joelle Clark and Lori Rubino-Hare are professional development providers for Northern Arizona University’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning. They’re also among Engineering is Elementary's first Endorsed Professional Development Partners.
EiE is setting up hubs across the country to offer instruction in the EiE curriculum. Since becoming EiE PD partners, Joelle and Lori have offered four workshops for 38 Arizona teachers.
“With the advent of the Next Generation Science Standards, we’re customizing our workshops to highlight the S, T, and E in STEM,” says Joelle. “EiE has revolutionized our PD practice.”
Joelle and Lori have also introduced EiE to pre-service students at the university. In the future, they hope to offer more STEM learning opportunities for rural and Native American communities.
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Professional development program results
Program satisfaction of teachers surveyed (n=215)
- 98 percent reported that the overall quality of
the program was high.
- 97 percent reported that the overall quality of
the instructors was high.
- 99 percent reported that the instructor
demonstrated strong content knowledge.
- 92 percent reported that they would be able to
implement strategies learned while teaching science in their classroom.
Who we serve
557 educators have participated in intensive workshops and
multi-day institutes since May 2008.82 percent of these educators participated in programs five
or more days in length.
77 percent of the participants teach in Title 1 schools. 70
percent of participants teach in rural schools—outside of Maricopa or Pima
counties or reservation schools.
170 schools from across Arizona are represented and 10 Arizona
counties are represented:
Not all teacher participants were surveyed.