Teaching Garage began as a project out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School’s iLab in 2013. The goals of this project were to create easy-to-implement, affordable, and developmentally appropriate engineering lessons for elementary school students.
In our research phase, we found that schools across the country shared a common set of challenges in implementing an engineering curriculum:
Finding the time to teach engineering as a separate subject
Expensive kits representing only one type of engineering
Lack of teacher training to teach engineering
Lack of common framework for how engineering should be presented to elementary school students
Difficulty engaging young students with complicated technical concepts
With the help of industry leaders in STEM, education, and business, what began as a pilot in Boston and Philadelphia developed into a curriculum that’s impacted students all across the country, and now, all around the globe.
We believe in keeping learning fun for teachers and students.
We believe in empowering educators.
We believe in keeping costs low for quality education.
Teaching Garage was founded by a former elementary school teacher to help other teachers teach complex engineering concepts creatively and simply to kids.
Teaching Garage is a trusted educator resource supporting innovative learning and 21st century skills in classrooms all around the world. Our educators include teachers, school parents, homeschooling parents, and after-school programs.
Teaching Garage continues to build creative and practical tools that will support teachers and parents in project-based learning that inspire innovation and creativity.
TEACHING GARAGE BUILDS TOOLS THAT ARE...
We only build tools that teachers actually need. Easy-to-use, clean and simple designs. Designed with the educator in mind.
Having fun has a large part in learning. Thought-provoking content and activities revolving around innovation and creativity, project-based learning, iteration, and 21st century skills.
Quality doesn't have to be expensive. We work hard to make content as accessible as possible to all educators and parents.
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