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Potter, Barry S.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Educators understand that the current assessment-based standards are not going away anytime soon. Performance based assessments (PBAs) are an effective way of determining the level of student learning that has occurred in a lesson. While some multiple-choice tests tend to only assess the memorization of factual knowledge, PBAs focus on…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, STEM Education, Pilot Projects, High School Students
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McCulloch, Allison W.; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
STEM-based understandings and experiences that prepare learners beyond the classroom are of imminent need, as today's STEM education students are tomorrow's leaders in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and education (Prabhu, 2009). Integrative STEM education signifies the intentional integration of science and mathematics with the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Phelps, Elizabeth; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Technology education has the ability to key on major issues that are impacting the world today. Thus, it can change student learning into an experience that can be applied rather than one read about in books. This article aims to provide content and reasoning for the utilization of current economic, political, and societal issues to explore…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Academic Achievement, Energy
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DeLuca, V. William; Carpenter, Pam; Lari, Nasim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
For years, researchers have shown the value of using real-world data to enhance instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies. In an effort to help develop students' higher-order thinking skills in a data-rich learning environment, Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRID[subscript C]), a National Science…
Descriptors: Energy, Engineering, Mathematical Concepts, Thinking Skills
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Mitts, Charles R.; Haynie, W. J., III – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Arguably a major issue facing technology education (TE) since its inception has been its failure to attract and keep female students. This article explains one primary reason female students may be avoiding TE courses, presents a research-tested set of tools that TE teachers can use to help fix the problem, and offers a new realizable pathway…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Technology Education