The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently announced the launch of LinkEngineering, a new website that connects preK-12 teachers with engineering experts, fellow educators, lesson plans, tips, and tools. It will empower educators to implement engineering education in classrooms and out-of-school settings, providing the first-ever platform for K-12 teachers and informal educators to work and learn as a community to improve precollege engineering education.
The innovative new site is the result of collaboration between Achieve Inc., the National Science Teachers Association, the American Society for Engineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, and the Council of State Science Supervisors following sponsorship by Chevron.
“LinkEngineering provides the first-ever platform for K-12 teachers and informal educators to work and learn as a community toward the goal of improving the reach and quality of U.S. precollege engineering education,” said NAE President C.D. Mote Jr.
There is plenty to discover on the site. Members can not only read interviews with prominent engineering educators, but they can also ask direct questions to them and other educators. There are instructional teaching example videos, design resources, curriculum reviews, after-school activities, and tons of supplemental resources.
Still in the beta-testing stage, the website is an evolving project. It will grow and evolve with the support and participation of educators.