Raytheon Co. and Boston’s WGBH, a public broadcaster, is partnering to help teachers utilize Next Generation Science Standards to promote engineering for K-12 students.
The partnership’s Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media intends to “raise engineering design to the same level as science” in the coming school year, Raytheon announced Thursday.
For the program, Raytheon and WGBH will host three webinars for elementary, middle school and high school teachers in January 2014 to provide an overview of NGSS’ relationship with engineering.
“Raytheon is committed to cultivating the next generation of engineers,” said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon’s vice president of Corporate Affairs.
“We look forward to working with WGBH to bring these important professional development resources to teachers nationwide through the highly respected PBS LearningMedia brand,” she added.
WGBH will also work with Boston’s Museum of Science to share resources with elementary teachers who will attend the webinar.
“Implementation of NGSS will challenge educators to introduce new concepts and practices into their teaching,” said Mary Haggerty, director of Media Engagement at WGBH.
“At the classroom level, educators have indicated they need guidance on how to integrate these standards into their teaching. We are thrilled to partner with Raytheon to provide teachers with the resources and support they need to cultivate an understanding of engineering in their students,” she added.