The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Series produced by Pius Wong

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A show for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages.

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer.

This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net

Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews, and research on how kids learn engineering knowledge and skills. Thanks for listening. Hide full description

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer. This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews,... Show full description


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73 Pieces

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Caption: Image of Scott Steward., Credit: Original photo courtesy of Scott Steward.
Chicago educator and entrepreneur Scott Steward breaks down his teaching philosophy, rooted in getting to know his students. Steward founded Genius...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 01:17:31
Caption: A student robotics team works on a robot., Credit: REC Foundation
The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation has been running robotics programs for youth for years, including the widespread global com...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 37:29
Caption: Richard Rusczyk, from Art of Problem Solving
Math is fundamental to engineering education and other disciplines. That’s part of why Richard Rusczyk wants to teach kids harder math than they o...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:36
Caption: Two books on 3D Printing by David Seto and Michael Welch.
Kids can learn CAD for 3D printing, but teaching it doesn’t have to be a hassle. David Seto and Michael Welch wrote a set of books to make teachin...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 49:38
Caption: Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short, Credit: Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short
Mechanical engineer Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short studies robot brains, having previously worked in industry and academia for commercial toy companies, NASA...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2021
  • Length: 39:09
Caption: Rosemary Kamei of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation., Credit: Silicon Valley Education Foundation
The Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is a nonprofit running several programs in K-12 STEM education, including its Computer Science Insti...

  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 35:39
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The pandemic has spurred teachers like Amanda Hough to teach CAD remotely, but how do you do that if students don’t have the hardware to run resour...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 34:15
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STEM curriculum specialist Dr. Corey Hall shares tips and resources for teaching engineering effectively at the K-12 level in 2021, both during and...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 45:50
Caption: Cover of the book "Can You Hear Me Now?" by Suzanne DeMallie.
The education system can change top-down, or bottom-up. Author Suzanne DeMallie wrote “Can You Hear Me Now?” – a book about how parents and teache...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:36
Caption: Dr. Russell Dupuis, Credit: Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, have changed the world – and continue to do so. This energy-efficient electronics technology came from decades of ...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 53:11
Caption: Sam Taylor with The Coding Workbook., Credit: Sam Taylor
How do you learn web development without a computer, or without any electronic device? Sam Taylor wrote a book to help learners do just that. As a ...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 39:51
Caption: Pictured: Mishaal Ashemimry, Credit: Mishaal Ashemimry
Mishaal Ashemimry is an aerospace engineer and pilot who, after working for major aerospace organizations, formed her own aerospace startup to desi...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 53:03
Caption: A piano image made on the coordinate plane., Credit: Pios Labs
Let’s make equations musical. Instead of visualizing equations on a graph, let’s listen to them on the piano, merging all our math and music knowl...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 49:30
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Army Futures Command (AFC) is partnering with Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas to create a new Software Factory, which will be a software de...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 33:53
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Schools have reopened in Fall 2020 amid the COVID19 pandemic, and educators are putting in overtime to make it work. Four educators speak about th...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 46:33
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How do you make an audio-based course to teach science topics to kids? Podcast creator, teacher, and musician Marshall Escamilla explains. Marsha...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 44:13
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Model railroading is uniquely primed for doing educational outreach today, says Stacey Walthers Naffah, President of Milwaukee-based Walthers. Wal...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 46:32
Caption: Clockwise from top-left: Steve Dembo, Victoria Thompson, Pius Wong, and Rachel Fahrig
These teachers know tech. Steve Dembo and Victoria Thompson teach in K-12 and are also educational technology consultants. Steve is a middle scho...

  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:11:32
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The nonprofit Beyond Benign specializes in developing and disseminating educational resources in green chemistry – like how to create bioplastics, ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 51:47
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Rachel describes how her small Texas school district can function in the middle of COVID-19 . As a school district administrator, she has to organ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 35:47