TeachEngineering Digital Library

TeachEngineering is a searchable, educational standards-based digital library containing K-12 engineering education content designed for use by teachers. Containing more than 1,400 hands-on engineering activities and lessons created by 38 engineering colleges across the nation, it remains fresh with many new K-12 engineering lessons/activities added annually.

TeachEngineering has long been recognized for its high quality, receiving the National Science Digital Library 2010 Recognition of Excellence Award, and as a component of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2008 Gordon Prize. Led by the University of Colorado Boulder, the focus of the multi-institution TeachEngineering team is to keep the content freely accessible for teachers, relevant to end-users, and continuously aligned with cross-state science, technology and engineering standards. New to the collection, 82% of the 1,400 activities and lessons are also aligined with NGSS and and 50% are Common Core Math-aligned.

Year Established 2003
Boys Served Annually 100000
Girls Served Annually 100000
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities? No
Program led by a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)]: Yes
Areas of Interest BiologyComputer ScienceEarth and Environmental ScienceEngineeringGeneral ScienceInvention EducationMaking/DIYMathRoboticsSpace Science/Aerospace/RocketryTechnology
Service Delivery Format Options after school programsclassroom supportclubssummer offeringsworkshops/conferences
Populations Served at-riskelementaryhigh achieving/giftedhigh schoollow incomemiddle/juniorruralsingle parentsteachersurban
Needed Resources/Activities funding/sponsorshipSTEM curriculum/activities
Available Resources/Activities conferencesSTEM curriculum/activitiesworkshops/classes/training
Collaboration Interests curriculum developmentworking with K-12 schools
University of Colorado Boulder ITL Laboratory 1045 Regent Drive Boulder, CO 80309-0522
Main Contact Janet Yowell Associate Director, K-12 Engineering Education 303-492-5230 janet.yowell colorado.edu
Main Organization Information

University of Colorado Boulder, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program

The Integrated Teaching and Learning Program hosts or collaborates with other College of Engineering and Applied Science departments on many K-12 engineering education initiatives, offering a wide range of hands-on engineering opportunities for K-12 teachers and students, faculty and the general public. The award-winning ITL Program is committed to creating a more diverse student population at CU-Boulder and broadening the exposure of K-12 students -- particularly students of color, young women, low-income and first-generation college-bound students -- to engineering.