Novel Engineering is a project based out of Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) that uses classroom literature – stories, novels, and expository texts – as the basis for engineering design challenges that help them identify problems, design realistic solutions, and engage in the Engineering Design Process while reinforcing their literacy skills.
The Novel Engineering Conference will have two tracks: one for those that are new to Novel Engineering and another for those who have attended a Novel Engineering workshop in the past.
The Novel Engineering Conference will be a mix of presentations and workshops with an emphasis on hands-on projects. Workshops topics include an introduction to Novel Engineering, supporting productive engineering design in young students, and introducing engineering in elementary school. Presentations with be by a variety of different engineering education experts including Elissa Milto, lead developer of Novel Engineering and CEEO Outreach Director, and you will have the opportunity to hear from local teachers who will give short talks about what they have done in the classrooms with Novel Engineering.
The Novel Engineering Conference is done in collaboration between the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University and Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.
Morning sessions will be divided into beginner and intermediate/advanced groups. Afternoon workshops will be hands-on workshops based on grade level using appropriate literature for early elementary, upper elementary, and middle school learners. Presenters include Barbara Pener, Melanie Turnage, Elissa Milto, Lisa Meyers, and Laura Fradin.
Where: Washington University’s campus in St. Louis, MO
When: June 13 & 14, 2019 from 8:30 am (registration 8:30-9:00) to 3:00 pm
Cost: $60 for both days
This conference is made possible by a generous donation from the McDonnell Family Foundation.