Summer Camps

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Using Narrative to Create Inclusive and Engaging Engineering Experiences

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

9:00 - 3:00 PM
Recommended for informal educators such as children's museum, science museum, libraries, out of school time providers, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4-H
$40 per participant
Pre-registration & Payment are required.

Are you looking for innovative ways to engage your audience 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
  • networking and skill swapping with informal educators and leaders in the museum field 
  • discounted registration fee
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