ITEEA'S "TEACHING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING STEM SHOWCASE"
IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA ON MARCH 27-29, 2014!
TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING LITERACY CORE CONNECTIONS
The 2014 Technology & Engineering STEM Showcase provides a forum to feature your best exemplar of technology and engineering instruction! Please come and share your STEM idea, technique, or best practice related to learning activities, marketing materials, career guidance, facility design, program design, assessment methods, equity, or classroom and laboratory management techniques. Showcasers are asked to illustrate a single element of technology or engineering teaching and learning that exemplifies good STEM instruction to share with conference participants. ITEEA will be compiling these exemplars to share online as well with our members.
ITEEA'S TEACHING TECHNOLOGY AND
ENGINEERING STEM SHOWCASE 2014
ITEEA's 76th Annual Conference
March 27- 29, 2014
DEADLINE FOR TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
STEM SHOWCASE APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 15, 2013
Why participate in the ITEEA STEM Showcase?
- Puts your school and program on the map as others capitalize on YOUR best practices
- Encourages others to learn from the best
- Brings teachers and ideas together!
Who should participate in the Showcase?
- K-12 technology teachers (Program and Teacher Excellence Award winners are strongly encouraged to participate)
- teacher educators
- undergraduate and graduate students and informal educators
What should I showcase?
The Showcase provides a forum to feature an idea, technique, or best practice related to learning activities, marketing materials, career guidance, facility design, program design, assessment methods, equity, or classroom and laboratory management techniques. Showcasers are asked to illustrate a single element of technology or engineering teaching and learning
that they feel they have exemplified.
THE APPLICATION TO PRESENT AT ITEEA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO, FL WAS CLOSED ON JULY 15th. IF YOU HAVE INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703)860-2100.
Orlando, FL - 2014 Conference Theme and Strands
TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING LITERACY CORE CONNECTIONS
The subject areas of technology and engineering education have seen a decade's worth of implementation experience, relevant findings from the cognitive sciences, and workshops such as the National Academy of Engineering Workshop on core concepts in K-12 engineering education. Various standards have been used during the implementation process such as the Standards for Technological Literacy and newer common core standards. Now is the time to assess the various progressions with these standards, examine linkages to the STEM curriculum, and further define what is really important in technology and engineering education. The Orlando Conference theme and strands are provided to address the important work that has been achieved and to showcase the progress.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications for presenting should emphasize instructional, educational, and classroom resources that K-12 technology and engineering teachers can use in their practices when they return to their school. Applicants should take care to show how their presentation links to one or more of the strands and what materials the classroom teacher will take home.
STRAND 1 - TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL
What revisions should be made to the original technological literacy standards to narrow the content base toward a structure similar to the 21st century skills and core standards? What models and materials for teachers (pre-service and in-service) are being developed? How can we integrate this content to motivate and engage learners in deep and meaningful investigations within a coherent curriculum? What assessments and gauges of progress are available as measures of success?
STRAND 2 - ENGINEERING FOR ALL
What are the core ideas in K-12 engineering education? How can we identify and link engineering content to the STEM Community? What key elements of the published K-12 mathematics and English/ language arts "Common Core" standards should be linked to engineering content in the process of having a common core likeness? What conceptual frameworks should be used to guide the revision of any standards toward the implementation of engineering education? What models and materials for teachers (pre-service and in-service) are being developed and where are they? What assessments and gauges of progress are available as measures of success?
STRAND 3 - LINKAGES TO THE STEM COMMUNITY
How can we identify and link technology and engineering content to the STEM community? What "cross disciplinary" content can we emphasize to strengthen the role of technology and engineering? How do we demonstrate the use of mathematics in technology and engineering better? What elementary science principles can we integrate which will best influence a technology and engineering perspective?
STRAND 4 - LINKAGES TO THE LIBERAL ARTS
What are the core ideas in a K-12 liberal arts education? What work has been accomplished to identify conceptually sound and practical (i.e., teachable and learnable) connections between selected technology/engineering content with standards available in the liberal arts community? Is there a template for best instructional practices? Just how does the technology/engineering and the liberal arts community connect? Are there models and assessments showing progress to date? What are practical, implementable ideas that can be followed by the classroom teacher in making linkages from the technology/engineering content to a liberal arts education?
Important Guidelines: ITEEA conference presentations
are intended to provide participants with nonbiased professional
information related to the wide scope of issues and needs associated
with technology and engineering literacy education, teaching/learning research,
and student performance. Professional program presenters should
avoid specific commercial product and resource endorsements
in their presentations. Commercial product manufacturers, vendors,
and representatives wishing to make nonexhibit presentations
at conferences should contact the ITEEA Exhibits/Advertising
Coordinator [ (703) 860-5028 - email@example.com ] to discuss commercial product presentation options within
the context of the conference program.