Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
Woman uses programmable robot

Engineering Summer Program for Teachers - 2019

Contact Us

Cindy Jones, Project Coordinator, Senior,

General ESP4T Assistance,


Integration of Electrical Engineering and Computer Programming into k-12 Classrooms:

New for 2019 will be the addition of four k-12 teacher mentors, who will focus on integrating electrical engineering and computer programming into classrooms and afterschool programs. Each of the mentors brings a unique expertise to help the participants create three-dimensional phenomenon based lesson plans around the NGSS standards they specifically teach. The teachers attending this summer institute will receive training on:

  • Incorporating the engineering standards at grades k-12,
  • Identifying grade level science standards that are an easy fit with Arduino and Raspberry Pi,
  • Developing phenomenon based units and connecting other content areas to the phenomenon,
  • Bundling Math and Literacy standards with the Science, Engineering and computer programming in grades k-5.

A variety of student Arduino, Raspberry Pi and engineering projects will be presented, as well as the scaffolding of instruction used in both classroom and after school program settings. The goal is for each teacher to return back to the classroom with the skills and strategies to integrate computer science and electrical engineering with confidence and purpose.

Elementary, Middle, Junior and Senior Level Teachers:

The participants in the 2019 ESP4T will be divided into groups based on the class level they are planning to teach.

  • Each group will be trained separately on the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi with appropriate programming languages (Scratch or C or Python) tailored to their class levels.
  • Each group will undergo training with individual UW faculty, students, and teacher mentors.

During the workshop, the teacher mentors will demonstrate integration of Arduino and Raspberry Pi modules into classrooms.

Online Pre-Workshop Training on Programming and Classroom Integration:

The 2019 ESP4T participants will receive online training prior to arriving on campus that will help set the stage for integrating the electrical engineering and computer programming into classrooms and afterschool programs.

  • Multiple online sessions on programming and classroom integration will be offered using the Zoom platform.
  • The online programming sessions will focus on introducing the participants to basics of Scratch, C and Python programming.
  • The classroom integration sessions will demonstrate the process of developing the lesson plan of Arduino and Raspberry Pi modules.
  • The participants will also be introduced to all of the classroom modules planned to be used during the week long workshop.


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon