Imagineerz In School

A standards aligned engineering PBL program

where children learn design thinking, problem-solving strategies, and the brain science behind a growth mindset.

Standards Alignment

Our program is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core Math Standards as follows:

  • 100% of K-5 Engineering Design (NGSS)
  • 100% of K-4 Geometry (Common Core Math)
  • 75% of K-2 Physical Science (NGSS)
  • 55% of K-2 Math (Common Core Math)

Program at a Glance

Our program consists of five 8-hr modules split into three tracks as follows:

Core Track:

  • M1:      Engineering a Growth Mindset (8 hrs)

Intermediate Track:

  • M2:     Brains, Emotions, and Choices (8 hrs)
  • M3:     Strengthening through Failure (8 hrs)

Advanced Track:

  • M4:     Shaping Successful Collaboration (8 hrs)
  • M5:     Creativity through Design Thinking (8 hrs)

Core Track (M1)

An introduction to the Growth Mindset and the Engineering Design Process

Engineering a Growth mindset

Mindset Concept:

The response you choose to any challenge will determine the outcome.

 

STEM Concepts:

  • S: Motion and Stability
  • E: Define and Delimitate an Engineering Problem
  • M: Solve problems with addition and subtraction

Intermediate Track (M2 and M3)

Neuroscience of Growth Mindset and Problem Solving Strategies to overcome personal challenges (fear, frustration, and/or self-doubt).

Brains, Emotions, and Choices

Mindset Concept:

You can manage your emotions to help your brain respond positively to challenges.

 

STEM Concepts:

  • S: Structure and Function in living things
  • E: Developing Possible Solutions
  • M: Solving word problems

Strengthening through Failures

Mindset Concept:

With the right strategies you can persevere through failures.

 

STEM Concepts:

  • S: Matter and its Interactions
  • E: Optimizing the Design Solution
  • M: Measurement

Advanced Track (M4 and M5)

Problem Solving Strategies when collaborating with or designing for others (Social Track)

Shaping Successful Collaboration

Mindset Concept:

Being open to perspectives + taking action yourself = Success

 

STEM Concepts:

  • S: Structure and Function in living things
  • E: Developing Possible Solutions
  • M: Solving word problems

Creativity with Design Thinking

Mindset Concept:

Creativity is not something you are born with; it can be learned!

 

STEM Concepts:

  • S: Matter and its Interactions
  • E: Developing Possible Solutions
  • M: Measurement

Implementation

You can choose to implement the program in any classroom/grade level at your school.

We recommend starting with the Core track in any one grade level.

To learn more, please reach out to our Founder Vaibhavi at info@imagineerz-learning.com or by phone at 650-318-5002.

Custom Formats Available!

We can customize our offerings to suit your school’s needs – we have expertise in mindset work, design thinking and engineering challenges. For requirements in any of these areas, contact us.