Henderson Elementary School, a focus school for Children’s Engineering , recognizes that a key incentive surrounding education is that it constantly presents us with new and challenging ways to captivate and expand young minds.
Henderson embraced and integrated Children’s Engineering into its school culture because they deliberately sought it out, tested the effectiveness, and determined that it works! Henderson’s journey into Children’s Engineering began by establishing an “Engineering Team,” a core group of individuals who shared an interest in learning more about integrating STEM into the curriculum.
This group visited several schools in Chesterfield County that were already implementing some facets of Children’s Engineering. After “the team” shared their pictures, enthusiasm, and advice, the staff and students took small steps to integrate STEM into all of the classrooms, using design briefs from the Virginia Children’s Engineering website. Henderson’s success and commitment to Children’s Engineering has also been the driving force to bring a Children’s Engineering professional development opportunity to all 57 elementary schools in Prince William County. For more information, please visit the Henderson Elementary School.
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