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Professional Publications Series

 

This series of professional publications is based on Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (ITEA, 2000/2002/2007) and is designed for developing contemporary, standards-based K-12 technology education programs. This exclusive series now features:

  • Direct references to technological literacy standards and benchmarks.
  • Direct references to science and mathematics standards.
  • Suggested contemporary methods and student activities.
  • Guidance for developing exemplary programs to develop technological literacy.
High School  

Foundations of Technology

Foundations of Technology, Second Edition
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide
This guide will provide a model for a beginning high school course that prepares students to understand and apply cornerstone technological concepts and processes. It includes standards that are being addressed, enduring understandings/concepts, lessons that include hands-on problems, and unit, lesson and end-of-course rubrics. Group and individual lessons engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory activities include mathematics and science concepts, and are integrated into the lessons and rubrics. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P196
#P196CD

Technological Issues

Technological Issues
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide

This guide will provide a model for a problems-based high school course. It includes standards that are being addressed, enduring understandings/concepts, lessons that include hands-on problems, and unit, lesson and end-of-course rubrics. Students investigate critical historical and emerging issues affecting the creation, development, use, and control of technology. Case studies, simulations, research, design and problem solving, and group discussions and presentations are ways that student teams address complex issues and propose alternative solutions to technological developments. Global governmental, social, and economic policies concerning technology are also studied. Mathematics and science concepts are integrated into the content, lessons and rubrics. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P198
#P198CD
Technological Design CD

Technological Design
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide

In Technological Design, engineering scope, content, and professional practices are presented through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Delivered on CD as an interactive electronic publication.
#P236CD

Advanced Design Applications
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide
This guide is a standards-based, engineering related course designed for upper-level high school students, the goal of which is to provide an engineering or technical base for high school students who plan to continue their education in technical or engineering programs at the community college/university level. The course is comprised of four units of instruction: Manufacturing Technologies, Energy and Power Technologies, Construction Technologies, and Transportation Technologies. The course uses a constructivist approach by allowing students to focus on solutions to problems with minimal constraints. Delivered on CD as an electronic publication.
#P200CD
Advanced Technological Applications CD Advanced Technological Applications
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide
This guide is a standards-based, engineering related course designed for upper-level high school students, the goal of which is to provide an engineering or technical base for high school students who plan to continue their education in technical or engineering programs at the community college/university level. The course is comprised of four units of instruction: Information and Communication Technologies, Medical Technologies, Agriculture and Related Biotechnologies, and Entertainment and Recreation Technologies. The course uses a constructivist approach by allowing students to focus on solutions to problems with minimal constraints. Delivered on CD as an electronic publication.
#P203CD
Engineering Design CD Engineering Design, Second Edition
A Standards-Based High School Model Course Guide
This guide provides a model for a standards-based capstone high school course that prepares students to understand and apply engineering and design concepts. Engineering scope, content, and professional practices are presented through practical applications. It includes standards/benchmarks that are being taught, guiding principles, Big Ideas/concepts, units with lessons that include hands-on problems, and assessments at the course (pre and post tests), unit, and lesson levels. Mathematics and science concepts are integrated into all content, lessons and rubrics. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. This course is the capstone experience for students who are interested in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Delivered on CD as an interactive electronic publication.
#P222CD

Scientific Visualization 1 CD

Scientific Visualization 2 CD

Scientific & Technical Visualization I and II are courses focused on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic and visualization tools as applied to the study of science and technology. Students use complex 2D graphics, 3D Animation, editing, and image analysis tools to better understand, illustrate, explain, and present technical, mathematical, and/or scientific concepts and principles. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer-enhanced images to generate both conceptual and data-driven models, data-driven charts, and animations. Science, math, and visual design concepts are reinforced throughout each course. Delivered on CD as electronic publications.
#P242CD
#P243CD

Teaching Technology: High School
Strategies for Standards-Based Instruction

Teaching Technology: High Shool features contemporary methods and activities for standards-based instruction in high school for technological literacy. High school teachers will be able to expand their instructional toolbox with contemporary methods and teacher-tested activities that are aligned with Technological Literacy Standards. A Resource section recommends classroom materials that support high school content and activities. This guide is essential for implementing standards-based technology education instruction in high schools. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P173
#P173CD
Middle School  
Exploring Technology CD Exploring Technology, Second Edition
A Standards-Based Middle School Model Course Guide
This guide provides a standards-based model for a problems-based middle school course. It includes standards/benchmarks that are being taught, guiding principles, Big Ideas/concepts, units with lessons that include hands-on problems, and assessments at the course (pre and post tests), unit, and lesson levels. Mathematics and science concepts are integrated into all content, lessons, and rubrics. Exploring Technology helps students to develop an understanding of the scope of technology through hands-on experiences. This will help students experience and understand ways in which technological knowledge, abilities, and skills contribute to the effective design and solutions to technological problems. Delivered on CD as an interactive electronic publication.
#P223CD
Invention and Innovation CD Invention and Innovation, Second Edition
A Standards-Based Middle-School Model Course Guide
This guide provides a standards-based model for a problems-based middle school course. It includes standards/benchmarks that are being taught, guiding principles, Big Ideas/concepts, units with lessons that include hands-on problems, and assessments at the course (pre and post tests), unit, and lesson levels. Mathematics and science concepts are integrated into all content, lessons and rubrics. Invention and Innovation (Grade 7) helps students to develop and understand design concepts used in invention and innovation through hands-on experiences. This will enable students to explore and understand ways in which technological knowledge, abilities, and skills are used to develop effective design and solutions to technological problems and improve these designs to create products that improve everyday life. Delivered on CD as an interactive electronic publication.
#P231CD
Technological Systems CD Technological Systems, Second Edition
A Standards-Based Middle School Model Course Guide
This guide is intended to teach students how technological systems work together to solve problems and capture opportunities. A system can be as small as two components working together (technical system/device level) or can contain millions of interacting devices (user system/network level). We often break down the macro systems into less complicated microsystems in order to understand the entire system better. However, technology is becoming more integrated, and systems are becoming more and more dependent upon each other than ever before. Electronic systems are interacting with natural (i.e., bio) systems as humans use more and more monitoring devices for medical reasons. Electrical systems are interacting with mechanical and fluid power systems as manufacturing establishments become more and more automated. This course gives students a general background on the different types of systems but concentrates more on the connections between these systems. Delivered on CD as an interactive electronic publication.
#P235CD
Teaching Technology: Middle School Teaching Technology: Middle School
Strategies for Standards-Based Instruction

This guide presents contemporary methods and activities for standards-based instruction for technological literacy. An addendum to the technological literacy standards, Teaching Technology: Middle School provides guidance to teachers for expanding their instructional capabilities and in selecting appropriate strategies. Activities are selected from national curriculum projects and have been teacher-tested. Each classroom/laboratory activity corresponds with relevant methods and standards. The Resource section provides print and electronic resources for middle level programs. This guide is essential for implementing standards-based technology education instruction at the middle level. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P167
#P167CD
Elementary School  
Invention, Innovation, and Inquiry Invention, Innovation, and Inquiry (I³).
These units for technological literacy, Grades 5–6, are the result of an ITEEA project funded by the National Science Foundation. This project is so named because invention and innovation are the hallmarks of technological thinking and action. Each unit has standards-based content, suggested teaching approaches, and detailed learning activities including brainstorming, visualizing, testing, refining, and assessing technological designs. Students learn how inventions, innovations, and systems are created and how technology becomes part of people's lives. Available on CD as electronic publications.
#P208 - P220
#P208CD - P220CD
Technology Starters Technology Starters: A Standards-Based Guide
This guide provides standards-based content, activities, and resources for introducing technology content in selected units of instruction. The information contained in this guide will assist teachers in beginning to implement STL. In addition, it can be used by state, provincial, and local curriculum developers in creating standards-based curriculum. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P182
#P182CD
Models for Introducing Technology Models for Introducing Technology
A Standards-Based Guide
This standards-based resource provides strategic directions for developing contemporary, standards-based beginning level units and thematic instruction compatible with Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (ITEA, 2000/2002/2007). Content will include curriculum goals and objectives, instructional strategies and sequences, content connections, and sample student assessment strategies. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P186
#P186CD
EbD™ NASA-STEM Design Challenges  
NASA STEM HS Design Challenges

Designing Human Exploration: People, Education, and Technology
Integrated into the Engineering byDesign™ (EbD™) model program are standards-based instructional units for elementary, middle, and high school that are presented in the context of space exploration. These units are available separately and can be used as stand-alone units. In some cases, the units are an integral component of an EbD™ course; in other instances, the units can serve to augment an EbD™ course or to replace an entire unit in the course.

High School Units
:
• Moving Cargo
• Transportation and Space
• Engineering Design for Human Exploration
• Lunar Growth Chamber
#P237CD

Middle School Units:
• Lunar Colonization
• Space Transportation: Reshooting the Moon
• Creating a Space Exploration Infrastructure
• Packing Up for the Moon
#P238CD

Elementary School Units:
• Moon Power
• Moon Munchies
#P239CD

Delivered on CD as electronic publications.

Lunar Plant Growth Chamber Challenges
Lunar Plant Growth Chamber Design Challenges:
STS-118 NASA Mission.

These challenges are for elementary, middle, and high school students and revolve around a lunar plant growth chamber to help supplement the diet of astronauts while living and working on the moon, as well as provide as sense of “home.” The Design Challenges include lessons, student and teacher resources, assessments, and materials lists. Moreover, the units integrate with the ITEEA model program for technological literacy known as Engineering byDesign™. Delivered on CD as an electronic publication.
#P230CD

Technological Literacy Standards Series


Standards for Technological Literacy

Standards for Technological Literacy:
Content for the Study of Technology

Revised in 2007, Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) includes content standards for the study of technology in Grades K–12. It represents what every person should know and be able to do in order to be technologically literate. This document is designed for anyone who will be developing standards-based curricula as well as the technology education community at large because of its comprehensive treatment of the study of technology. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P160
#P160CD

Advancing Technological Literacy

Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy:
Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards

Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy (AETL) is designed as a companion document to Standards for Technological Literacy. Like STL, AETL is based on the vision that all students can and should become technologically literate and was created to provide the means for implementing STL in K–12 laboratory-classrooms. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P184

#P184CD

Technological Literacy for All CD Technological Literacy for All:
A Rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology

The 2006 edition of Technological Literacy for All: A Rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology is a major rewrite of Technology for All Americans: A Rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology (ITEA, 1996) that enhances and updates the original edition considerably. It provides much more explanation of what technology and technological literacy are as well as why everyone needs to be technologically literate. This edition provides a logical transition from the 10 universals (processes, knowledge, and contexts) generated in the first edition into the 20 standards found in ITEA’s Standards for Technological Literacy (2000/2002/2007). Also included in this new edition are sections on the teaching of technology in Grades K–12 and beyond. Delivered on CD as an electronic publication.
#P214CD
Addenda to Standards Series
Realizing Excellence Realizing Excellence: Structuring Technology Programs
Realizing Excellence is considered the “umbrella” addendum to all the other STL/AETL addenda and is intended to help educators implement the program standards in Chapter 5 of AETL. It offers educators and other concerned individuals practical suggestions and hands-on tools for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating standards-based technology programs. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P189
#P189CD
Planning Learning Planning Learning: Developing Technology Curricula
Planning Learning provides curriculum developers with a multi-step approach to developing and revising standards-based technology curricula, complete with practical suggestions and worksheets. The approach is a modification of the widely accepted backwards design model outlined by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Planning Learning is also closely aligned with the approach for student assessment that is outlined in the addendum entitled Measuring Progress. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P191
#P191CD
Developing Professionals Developing Professionals: Preparing Technology Teachers
Developing Professionals offers practical guidance for those who plan, implement, and/or evaluate the standards-based education of teachers of technology. It is intended to help users implement the professional development standards in Chapter 4 of AETL by addressing professional development at both the preservice and in-service levels, including the need for teacher candidates and teachers to become responsible for their own professional growth. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P190
#P190CD
Measuring Progress Measuring Progress: A Guide to Assessing Students for Technological Literacy
Measuring Progress is a resource for teachers to use as they plan and implement standards-based student assessment. It is intended to help users implement the student assessment standards in Chapter 3 of AETL. The step-by-step approach presented is a closely aligned modification of the widely accepted backwards design model outlined by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. The modification enables the approach to be applied to many levels of the program—course, unit, or lesson. Measuring Progress also provides a handy resource for information about a variety of assessment tools and methods, including descriptions, guidelines for use, and lists of advantages and disadvantages. Available in print or as an electronic document on CD.
#P187
#P187CD

 

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