The goHarness Certified Educator Training is for teachers
who want to nurture children to think like an engineer.
To ask the right questions.
To implement the right tactic.
To solve problems.
To learn from what went wrong.
Our Certified Educators know how to prepare students for careers
that are most in demand by business and government.
What is it that makes an individual successful as an engineer?
We help teachers create classrooms that promote success with technology…
Woz U CERTIFIED TEACHER COMPETENCIES
(Aligned with ISTE Standards For Educators)
While maintaining the formal relationship between students and teachers, teaching through relationships recognizes the human stories of the learners themselves as well as that of the teacher. It is an approach that embraces our complex identities, biographies, and the stories we bring that serve to humanize the subjects we teach. This course provides specific tools and suggestions for incorporating the students rich canvas of experience into academic and social interactions.
In the modules, students will be working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to authentic, engaging and complex questions, problems, and challenges that have more than one potential solution. How does the teacher’s role change in a project and problem based learning environment.
The learning experiences within the modules are designed to encourage students to experiment, fail and learn from those failures. This module will provide models and examples for assessment, grading and reporting in an environment that encourages risk taking and culminates in the production of a product that demonstrates what the student has learned.
The Engineering Design Process – Developing Computational Thinkers
This course will emphasize the engineering thinking model pervasive in the Career Pathways content and illustrate its application in many real world situations.
Program Specific Overview – i.e. Coder Camps, Coding from Scratch, 3-D Printing, Robotics, etc.
These courses will provide the kit-specific training based upon what has been implemented at the lower levels. There will be one course per kit.
Classroom Management – Manipulatives
At each level, this course will provide age appropriate room set up examples, resource handling processes, and other classroom management strategies, guidelines and techniques appropriate for the contents and objectives of the kits at that level.
Building Collaborative Student Teams
This course will help the teacher with techniques for grouping, checking for understanding, assisting with progress blocks and other strategies proven to build collaborative and productive student teams.
Teaching Strategies that Encourage Higher Order Thinking and Problem Solving Abilities
This course will focus on helping students think like an engineer through systems thinking, adapting, problem-finding, creative problem solving, visualizing and improving on initial results.
Growing From Teacher to Co-Collaborator
This course will outline the steps for creating a “flat” classroom where students are honored for their passion, knowledge, and wonder and encouraged to prioritize the learning themselves, take risks, and learn from their failures.
Protecting Students’ Data Privacy
This document will address privacy and security considerations relating to Career Pathways software, mobile applications, and web-based tools accessed via the Internet and used as part of a school activity.
What Employers Want
This course will emphasize the soft skills employers value, such as collaboration, adaptability, flexibility, honesty, problem-solving ability and highlight where these skills are developed in the STEAM kit projects.
Creating Academic Stimulations
When students are struggling, the opportunity to stimulate their academic thinking is paramount. This course will outline ways to turn failures into ‘aha’ moments through coaching and facilitation.
The Importance of Legitimate Peripheral Participation
As a STEAM leader in your school, you have the opportunity to influence all teachers. This course will outline a model for inviting others into your classroom with purpose, and provide them with the tools necessary to implement some of the innovations the STEAM projects emphasize.
Creating a Learning Atmosphere with More Verbs and Fewer Nouns
The technology inherent in the Career Pathways is irrelevant, it is what students are able to create with the technology that is important. This course emphasizes the importance of the finished product.
Personalizing Learning and Accommodating Variability
This course will explore ways to accommodate the learner’s strengths and weaknesses, interests and motivations to give students a richer and more meaningful educational experience.
Where the Jobs Are
This course will highlight the importance of Career Paths to prepare students for work in the high growth sectors as well as emphasize the opportunity to ‘try it on’ before high school graduation rather than find out during the post-secondary experience that the career path you are on is not for you.
Removing the Language Barrier
Teachers of English Language Learners will benefit from this immersion in accommodations, tools and translators that will ensure all students have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in the Career Pathways, regardless of their primary language.