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Think Like an Engineer

3 Credits
Think like an Engineer is a hands-on course designed for educators to learn Engineering Practice and apply it in the classroom. STEM is a national program whose goal is to produce qualified students that will pursue occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math. Engineers are tasked with drawing upon their creative powers to come up with quicker, better, and less expensive ways to do the things that need to be done. Through research and connecting with engineers and other STEM educators you will create/adapt hands-on STEM lessons for your students. Think Like an Engineer will give you the practical knowledge and resources to use your role as an educator to make this world a better place. This course supports state standards and is appropriate for grades K-14. Access to students is not required.

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Linda Jacobsen

I feel so blessed to have had a job that I totally loved to do each and every day. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching elementary aged students for the past 38 years. I liked not only working with the children, but their families as well. I have made many lifelong connections with many of them. As a teacher, it is such a rewarding feeling to see my students “light come on” and see them understand the objective of the lesson. I was also very fond of working with other teachers and administrators and helping them understand and learn about technology. I always liked integrating technology into my lessons and helping others do the same. This really makes lessons come to life. All my FPU courses are very helpful for teachers to learn how to integrate technology into their classroom lessons. Working with my FPU students is great because they really want to learn and use what they have learned to make their classroom lessons so much better and more meaningful for their students.