James Hemming

I am a 6th and 7th grade Engineering Teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools. During the school year I sponsor my schools VEX IQ competitive Teams, Educators Rising Student group, Cargo ship challenge Team, and Engineering Practices in Community Service group (EPICS). I serve as a curriculum writer in my district for science and CTE. My program was recognized as a Program of Excellence globally by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for 2019. In 2018 I was recognized as a New Teacher of Excellence by the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Maryland (TEEAM). Also in 2018 I published two articles in Technology and Engineering Teacher Journal sponsored by ITEEA (September 2018 and March 2018). I have been a presenter at ITEEA's annual conference for the last two years. I am also doctoral candidate at Concordia University - Portland.




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Recent Reviews by James

Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 PM
Engineering Practices In Community Service is a program sponsored by Purdue University and allows students to use their skills from academic areas and apply them to learning about engineering practices to help the community around them. This article gives information about the EPICS teams and the activities students go through. Great article

Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:24 PM
5 Practical Application
What a great way to show students a practical application of their skills and knowledge they are learning. Takes the idea of transfer of energy and relates it to sports which most students can relate to.

Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:18 PM
4 Good activity
This is a fun activity for students to help them understand that technology does not need to be an electronic device like a cell phone or computer. It really is as simple as a ball point pen. On another note taking the pen apart and having student try to put it back together as quick as possible either alone or as part of an assembly line is another great way to use the pens and cover the idea of assembly lines and their advantages/disadvantages.

Recent Public Collections by James

Engineering Lesson ideas and Activities

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Ideas for activities to integrate engineering into your science lessons

Engineering Shaun White’s Double McTwist Inquiry Lesson Plan
Type: Lesson Plan

Engineering Shaun White’s Double McTwist Integration Lesson Plan
Type: Lesson Plan

What is engineering?

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Resources that are great for helping you and students understand exactly what is engineering.

Bridging Science and Engineering
Type: Journal Article

Engineering Encounters: Reverse Engineering
Type: Journal Article