The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
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Money, Machines, and More

Educator Rachel and engineer Pius introduce Season 4 and brainstorm about what interests us in K-12 engineering education today. We talk about school finance reform, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and more.

Related to this episode:

  • Lego programming: https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/learn-to-program
  • Article on Facebook security breach in 2018: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/technology/facebook-hack-data-breach.html
  • Article on the Stuxnet virus applied to an Iranian power plant: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2012/06/01/154162121/
  • as-the-worm-turns-cybersecurity-expert-tracks-blowback-from-stuxnet
  • AP CS Principles: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-principles/course
  • Texas Legislative Sessions: http://www.tcdd.texas.gov/public-policy/texas-legislature/
  • Article on how school finance works right now in Texas and “Robin Hood” funding: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/02/15/texas-school-funding-how-it-works/
  • The Texas Permanent School Fund: https://tea.texas.gov/finance_and_grants/permanent_school_fund/
  • SBOE = State Board of Education
  • Example food web in biology: https://cnx.org/contents/s8Hh0oOc@9.10:YevkaNFi@3/Energy-Flow-through-Ecosystems#fig-ch20_01_05
  • TxDOT = Texas Department of Transportation: https://www.txdot.gov/
  • Previous episode mentioning on improv for engineering: http://www.k12engineering.net/transcripts/ep9.html
  • Inside the Actor’s Studio: https://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio
  • FERPA student privacy law: https://www.colorado.edu/registrar/students/records/ferpa
  • PLC = Professional Learning Community
  • Engineering Word Of The Day podcast: http://engineeringwordoftheday.com/
  • Mozilla Foundation: https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/
  • Elon Musk warns about climate change in 2015: https://www.inc.com/huffington-post/elon-musk-sounds-off-on-climate-change.html

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This podcast is for all the educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents out there who want to instill engineering thinking into young people. Listen as we try to find better ways to teach and inspire kids in invention, problem-solving, persistence, teamwork, and imagination. For more on what the podcast covers, read this article from producer and host Pius Wong: "Teachers and Engineers Need to Talk." If you like the show, please consider supporting Pius and his studio Pios Labs through Patreon.

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