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.
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.