This professional development opportunity covers pedagogically supported foundations for teaching engineering and technology-related techniques. These skills will help engineering and engineering technology educators with student retention and success, as well as increasing the workforce in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.

This workshop is an opportunity for educators to improve their teaching abilities through hands-on practice and seminars addressing topics such as:

  • Principles of Effective Teaching and Learning 
  • Learning Styles
  • Communication Skills
  • Learning Objectives
  • Class and Course Organization
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques

Upcoming Event

WHO: Secondary and Two- and Four-year Engineering and Engineering Technology Educators
WHEN: May 14, 2020
WHERE: Inver Hills Community College | Inver Grove Heights, MN
REGISTRATION: Opening soon!
FOCUS: The 2020 workshop will feature two tracks and include an interactive dialogue with engineering industry professionals about industry and educator needs.

Secondary Educators Track – Sample Sessions:

  • Attracting Underrepresented Populations to STEM Fields
  • STEM Ecosystem and Engineering Pathways

Post-secondary Educators Track – Sample Sessions:

  • Successful Pedagogy for Student Retention
  • Implicit Biases and Retention.

Past Programs


Program Instructors

Dr. Ronald W. Welch | Dean of Citadel School of Engineering and Louis S. Tellier

Dr. David Saftner | Department Head and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Duluth

Dr. Aaron Budge | Associate Dean of the College of Science, Engineering Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Session Topics

  • Effective Teaching
  • Elements of Effective Teaching
  • Your Voice as an Effective Tool
  • Communicating Expectations
  • The Board Note Format
  • Effective use of Media
  • The Impact of Learning Styles 
  • Facilitating Student Involvement
  • How to be a More Effective Communicator