Join Click2Engineering Community of Practice, starting April 5

Registration is open for the Click2Engineering Spring Community of Practice, which begins on April 5, 2023. You can join with a colleague and learn together. There is no cost to join the community of practice, but space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot.

The Click2Engineering community of practice (CoP) introduces out-of-school time educators to the basics of engineering and leading engineering activities with youth. The CoP is organized around the 10 Practices for an Engineering Mindset, and includes hands-on engineering activities, developing engineering experiences for youth, and learning skills to facilitate engineering practices.

Each CoP is 4 meetings over 6 weeks.
• Session 1 April 5 2023 11:30 AM – 1:00 PST / 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST Focuses on using a systematic engineering design process. Engineers solve problems using a systematic, iterative process. Learn to help youth understand this process.
• Session 2 April 12, 2023 11:30 AM – 1:00 PST / 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST Focuses on helping youth learn to balance criteria and constraints in their engineering solutions.
• Session 3 April 19, 2023 11:30 AM – 1:00 PST / 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST Focuses on supporting youth when they are frustrated and helping them persist and learn from failure. Failure is an important part of the engineering process.
• Session 4 April 26, 2023 11:30 AM – 1:00 PST / 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST Focuses on learning evaluate your engineering solution and iterate the design to create an even better solution.

Go here to register for the Community of Practice:

Also, the Click2Computer Science virtual workshop "Supporting Productive Failure" will be on April 26, 2023, 2 p.m. Central Time. Knowing how to help youth see how failure can be productive is critical for developing an engineering mindset. Join this virtual workshop to learn how you can create learning experiences that support youth and help them persist through their frustration and learn from failures. By engaging in authentic engineering work, youth develop engineering identities and the mindset to solve problems and change the world.

Go here to register for Supporting Productive Failure: