Free education resources for teachers, parents via ‘back to school with Boeing’
LONDON, September 7, 2016 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] is marking the return to school in the UK by making available free online education materials for students, teachers and parents. This forms part of the company’s centennial celebrations and its ongoing community outreach in the UK to promote learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.
“As our young people head back to school we want to do all we can to inspire them and the adults who influence them to consider rewarding careers in aerospace and engineering,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing UK and Ireland. “These education materials are provided free of charge with our partners to demonstrate the exciting challenges our industry tackles and how young people can help us to solve the problems of the future. Our centennial celebrations are an ideal time to engage and inspire young people to study aerospace and engineering subjects. As we look back with pride on the achievements of Boeing’s people since 1916, we also look ahead to ask the question ‘What’s next?’. The answers to that question will come from today’s young people in schools and we look forward to working together to meet the challenges of our next century.”
With 100 years of innovation experience, Boeing is looking ahead to the next century of possibilities with the ‘100 Days of Learning’ campaign at www.boeing.com/100-days. Starting from 15 July 2016, Boeing’s Founder’s Day, this period of focus on learning spans 100 days and is designed to spark young people's natural sense of curiosity and show them just how astronomical their impact on the world can be.
Boeing engineers worked closely with education partners to co-create free education resources that focus on applying science to solve tough, real-world problems. Young people and their teachers and parents can be inspired by the collection of lesson plans, videos, interactive media and design challenges, all of which are intended to increase their interest and aptitude for 21st century skills.
Boeings education partners and online initiatives are:
- Curiosity Machine
Iridescent and Boeing engineers created more than 20 hands-on design challenges that encourage curiosity, creativity and persistence. In these activities, students turn low-cost household materials into innovative engineering solutions. Along the way, they can reach out to engineering mentors for guidance and insights.
- PBS Learning Media
The Documentary Group and WGBH present a collection of digital classroom resources that span a century of flight innovation. Covering aerospace innovation and engineering careers, these tools bring science to life with teaching tips, background essays, and more. This special collection is available on PBS Learning Media, which offers Key Stage 2-4 classrooms a flexible way to integrate media into daily instruction.
- Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where educators can learn and share diverse techniques to help their students grow. Through grant support and partnership with Boeing, teachers and company engineers worked together to create 10 science units for Key Stage 2-4 classes informed by globally competitive education standards.