Engineer Your World recognizes the value of ongoing professional development and support, so we are committed to supporting teachers beyond the two-week summer training. Research tells us that professional development is only truly transformative if it is longitudinal, so we offer comprehensive ongoing support that:
- Ensures ready access to staff engineers and instructional support specialists to answer questions and offer support;
- Engages teachers in virtual and real-life communities of practice guided by our successful veteran teachers; and
- Leverages online communication tools to facilitate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing of best practices.
Meet Our Consulting Teachers
Consulting Teachers are the veteran Engineer Your World teachers who deliver instruction in summer Professional Development Institutes, provide ongoing instructional support to new teachers, or support both of these vital roles. In each Professional Development Institute, several Consulting Teachers model effective teaching practices for project-based instruction and share their best practices for successfully managing the project-based classroom, facilitating effective collaboration, promoting productive failure, differentiating instruction, and assessing student learning. Consulting Teachers mentor cohorts of new Engineer Your World teachers throughout the year in communities of practice that promote peer-to-peer learning.
Teaching Experience: 39 years total, 5 years of EYW
Other Experience: BA in Music from Boston University, Master’s degree in Math Education, Has taught Music for 25 years and Math for 14 years
Why she teaches Engineer Your World: Solid research has gone into the curriculum. The students acquire skills that will translate to any field. It’s a lot of fun to teach this course!
Langham Creek High School
Teaching Experience: 10 years total, 7 years of EYW
Other Experience: BA in Biology, Has also taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and IPC
Why she teaches Engineer Your World: I get to develop a true learning community with my students. Sometimes I feel like I am learning as much as them!
Beaverton High School
Teaching Experience: 13 years total, 4 years of EYW
Other Experience: B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering – Semiconductor Microlithography, Robotics mentor, Previously taught Integrated Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Capstone
Why she teaches Engineer Your World: The curriculum is well-researched, supports under-represented populations, and is sustainable. Additionally, it’s fun to teach and constantly improving, which I very much appreciate!
Teaching Experience: 7 years total, 6 years of EYW
Other Experience: BS in Physics from Missouri University of Science & Technology, Experience in telemedicine, distance learning, and structural engineering
Why she teaches Engineer Your World: I love helping students discover that they can solve problems. Once students realize that they have the power to solve problems, nothing can stop them.
McCallum High School
Teaching Experience: 18 years total, 9 years of EYW
Other Experience: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Plan II, Master of Arts in STEM Education, Experience with CAD, landscape architecture, and portrait photography
Why she teaches Engineer Your World: I love that the course is a hands-on, team-based exploration of the design process with design challenges inspired by real-world issues.
Lyme Central School
Teaching Experience: 7 years total, 5 years of EYW
Other Experience: BS in Adolescence Education from SUNY Cortland, MSEd in Curriculum & Instruction from SUNY Potsdam, Adjunct Instructor of math and physics at the local community college
Why she teaches Engineer Your World: I love watching students work through challenges that push them outside their comfort zones. The hands-on, interactive approach appeals to students’ creativity and problem-solving. These courses prepare students with important 21st century skills regardless of the career they want to pursue.