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Human Exploration Curriculuar Project
Another standards-based effort of interest to
technology educators is the ITEEA Designing Human Exploration
Curricular Project (Human Exploration). This project develops and disseminates
curricular units that extend from kindergarten to Grade
12 and center around space exploration. The units are stand-alone, but they also coordinate with EbD™ curricular offerings.
The dissemination component of the Human Exploration project
includes aspects of both professional development and outreach.
Professional development is provided on a cost-recovery
basis by ITEEA’s Curriculum Specialists.
For more information, contact Shelli Meade,
the Director and Editor of the Human Exploration Project, at email@example.com
or via telephone at 540-382-4804.
National Digital Library for Technological Literacy
Innovation Curriculum Online Network (ICON)
The primary purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive,
standards-based, collection of Pre-K–12 digital resources
to support technological literacy, and to make those resources
readily available to users in a virtual environment. Resources
were located, analyzed, abstracted, and cataloged using
carefully developed selection and evaluation criteria.
This International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
NDLTL project represents a partnership with the Eisenhower National
Clearinghouse (ENC) with funding by the National Science
Foundation (NSF). ITEEA developed
standards-based metadata and collection parameters for the
library. ENC provided infrastructure and expertise gained
from experience with developing digital libraries for science,
mathematics, and other disciplines.
Direct questions and requests for additional information
to Barry Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org 703-860-2100.
Invention, Innovation, Inquiry (I3)
Invention, Innovation, and Inquiry is a project
funded by NSF with the primary goal of developing ten units
of instruction that focus on improving students in Grades
5 & 6. Each unit is designed for
the teacher who does not have a strong background in the study
of technology and can be completed within 8–10 hours of instruction
and at minimal cost. All units have been
pilot and field tested by at least six different teachers
in a variety of states and are available through ITEEA.
For additional information, contact Dr.
Daniel E. Engstrom, I3 Principal Investigator: email@example.com.
The units include:
Invention: The Invention Crusade
Innovation: Inches, Feet, & Hands
Inquiry: Understanding Design Assessment
Communication: From Print to Radio
Construction: Buildings and Beams
Design: Visualization to Modeling
Manufacturing: The Fudgeville Crisis
Power and Energy: Energy with Wind
Technological Systems: Creating Mechanical Motion
Transportation: People and Goods in Motion
ITEEA/CTTE/NSF Research Forum on Technological
ITEEA's Council for Technology Teacher Educators (CTTE) and
National Science Foundation (NSF) held the Research Forum
on Technological Studies at ITEEA Conference 2004 to address
current and proposed research in technology education. The
Forum focused on timely issues concerning technological
studies and student learning. Invited speakers presented
research issues and initiatives, followed by forum discussions.
Microgravity Applications Project
Microgravity Applications in Technology, Grades K–12, funded
by NASA, provides student activities featuring microgravity
concepts. Exciting multisensory activities integrate technology,
science, and mathematics in simulated reduced-gravity environments.
Activities are designed for Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and
9–12 and are standards-referenced. The project is based on NASA
Microgravity science education resources. Review copies were
available at the ITEEA Conference 2004.
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