OLRC is a collaboration between the Minnesota State Career and Technical Education office, the eight Minnesota State Centers of Excellence, and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Welcome to the Minnesota State Career and Technical Education Online Learning Resource Center (OLRC), a consolidated source of instructional materials to help secondary and post-secondary educators adapt to the need for ongoing remote or blended instruction. The resources in OLRC have been curated by educators and are free for educators to browse and use. Curation was performed using a selection criteria rubric, and content in OLRC is monitored and updated regularly to ensure its relevance and usefulness.
Neither Minnesota State nor the Minnesota Department of Education endorses or promotes any of the resources in OLRC.
Online Learning Instructional Content for Secondary Engineering, Science and Math Educators
Siemens STEM Curriculum
Siemens Engineering Design course 1 is perfect introductory curriculum for middle, high school and maker spaces.This course challenges students to work in teams to solve complex design problems. Seimens Manufacturing and Automation course 2 is designed for students who have experience with the Engineering Design course, providing students with experience in the creation of a design, preparing the design for machining and designing the automation necessary to control processes.
Lucidchart is a web-based proprietary platform that allows users to collaborate on drawing, revising and sharing charts and diagrams. Allows for planning and communicating engineering processes and managing projects.
Online Curriculum Ideas
Various online curriculum ideas shared in this open shared google drive account (TJ Hendrickson). This includes 3D files & Ideas, Civil Engineering, Dremel 3D lesson plans, Electronics, E4USA (Engineeirng For Us All), projects, posters, trainings, videos and various tutorials. A plethora of various CTE online ideas.
Free 30 day trial of SolidWorks. Solidworks is a 3D modeling software used by industry, engineering and manufacturing.
Mike Rowe Works SWEAT Pledge
There are 12 videos that explore each statement of The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and the importance of four pillars— work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.
Lessions for using Onshape which is a computer-aided design software system, delivered over the Internet. It makes use of cloud computing, and users are able to interact with the system via a web browser or the iOS and Android apps. These lessions for using Onshape is available through a shared google drive account (Mike Sandell).
Instructables make it easy to learn how to make anything, one step at a time. From the stovetop to the workshop, you are sure to be inspired by the awesome projects that are shared everyday. Online community of makers, innovators, teachers and learners who share their projects and instructions on other projects.
PBS: Building Big
Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston.
PBS: Design Squad
Designed to show kids that engineering is active, fun and collaborative, “Design Squad” brings together eight high schoolers, working together in two groups of four, to tackle engineering projects for actual clients. On each episode, the teams have two days to design, build, test and redesign their product before one team’s creation is declared best, and the teams are then reconfigured for the next task.
Numworx Solutions provides access to high quality online couseware for mathematics and other science education. 3d visualization activites to assist students to work in 3d modeling world.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.
WeVideo is an online, cloud-based video editing platform that works in web browsers and on mobile devices.
VR Vex Code
VEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. … We all know that robots make Computer Science (CS) come to life with real world applications. Now STEM learning can continue while at home for students, teachers and mentors with no access to their VEX robots.
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
Tinkercad lesson plans are ready for use online or in the classroom. Discover curriculum developed in partnership with teachers to align with standards including ISTE, Common Core, and NGSS.
Statewide license for Sketchup is available. SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design
Online Learning Pedagogy for Secondary Educators
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Online Learning Technologies for Secondary Educators
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To provide feedback on OLRC or suggest other resources to be added, please send an email to OLRCfeedback@minnstate.edu.