WGBH, Raytheon launch program to integrate engineering in K-12 classrooms

24 February 2014

In recognition of National Engineers Week, WGBH and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) have partnered to build a new collection of media-rich resources for K-12 educators that teach to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The collection “Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media” is now available on PBS LearningMedia and features a wide range of tools to engage and inspire young engineers in K-12 classrooms.

“Raytheon understands the critical need to support educators as they integrate engineering into their curriculum,” said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon´s vice president of Corporate Affairs. “By working with WGBH and PBS LearningMedia to bring these important professional development resources to teachers nationwide, we hope to help cultivate the next generation of engineers.”

WGBH is Boston´s only multi-platform public broadcaster and is the largest producer of television and web content for PBS. In 2002, WGBH created Teachers´ Domain, a broadband resource service for Massachusetts teachers that established the foundation for the national PBS LearningMedia. Last year, WGBH was named the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lead for PBS LearningMedia, a free, online service for teachers across the US with more than 35,000 curriculum-based digital resources.

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. Its website is at www.raytheon.com and on Twitter @Raytheon.

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