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eGFI Survey Results: We Hear Ya!

Thanks to all who completed our recent ASEE eGFI Teachers’ survey – including  South Carolina elementary instructional coach Pamela Smith, winner of the $250 gift-card drawing!

Here’s what we learned:

  • Diverse. You come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several countries; teach preschool through high school; and hold administrative positions ranging from principal to district superintendent to STEM coordinator.
  • Top likes. You placed the highest value on eGFI Teachers and other useful, free resources. (Some 82 percent rated it as very important or important.) You also value in-person vs. online professional development – though administrators preferred webinars – and online professional learning communities. There also was great interest in a professional-development protocol* to gauge if what was being delivered was authentic engineering and design.
  • Top challenges. Lack of money, including funds to pay for materials and professional development, and a support system topped your list. Many respondents also felt somewhat or very unprepared to incorporate engineering into their classes.**

Your input will help ASEE and eGFI improve our offerings – and help educators in every grade inspire their students with engineering!

ASEE has your covered!
*Click HERE for professional development standards and matrix for teachers of K-12 engineering developed by ASEE’s Pre-College Division.
**Click HERE to attend ASEE’s annual PreK-12 Workshop, an immersive day of authentic, hands-on activities and networking opportunities designed to help you put the E in STEM. Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

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