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Using Narrative to Create Inclusive and Engaging Engineering Experiences

Monday, June 6, 2022 - Tuesday, June 7, 2022

9:00 - 3:00 PM
Recommended for teachers of 2nd-8th grades, GT, LMS, and EAST
$60 per participant
Pre-registration & Payment are required.

Are you looking for innovative ways to engage your students in engineering? Wondering how to integrate socio-emotional skills and STEM learning? Join researchers, engineers and educators from the New York Hall of Science, Tech Interactive and Amazeum as we explore engineering activities developed through a three-year National Science Foundation funded research project. Learn how subtle hints of narrative like characters and settings can evoke students’ empathy and make engineering activities more engaging and inclusive. This workshop includes opportunities to do hands-on narrative-based activities, practice observing empathy and its impact on engineering practices, and prototype your own narrative-based engineering activity. Discover concrete strategies for reframing engineering activities in ways that invite students to help others with their designs. 

Thanks to the generous support from the Walmart Foundation, this workshop includes the following:

  • personal, hands-on maker experiences focused on engineering challenges
  • resource booklet with activity guides, design principles for activity development, and observational tools
  • maker supplies to continue making at school/home
  • networking and skill swapping with NWA educators and leaders in the museum field 
  • discounted registration fee
  • 10 hours of ADE Professional Development credits

Financial assistance is available. Contact Mindy Porter, Director of Education, at for more details. 

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