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de Vries, Marc J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
This article begins with clarification of any confusion one might have as to what is meant by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. The author writes that the acronym STEM was originally used in a political context to call attention to the demands of the future workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Technology Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Today's world is shaped by technology and products engineered to serve society's needs and wants. The knowledge and skills required to develop and use these products are changing at an exponential rate (NASE&M, 2017; NRC, 2011). In order to understand and meet future challenges, it is vital that the United States produce technology- and…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Problem Solving
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Love, Tyler S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Technology and Engineering (T&E) education has traditionally included safety as a core component of its curriculum and instruction. Recommendations for safety instruction can be found in manual arts and industrial arts documents (Christy, 1938). Safety was emphasized across all grade levels, including the elementary grades (Miller & Boyd,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Laboratory Safety, Safety Equipment, Technology Education
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Caccavale, Frank – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Any parent, teacher, or coach who works with students today will admit there is a lot of competition for a student's time and attention. After school dismisses, video games, homework, sports, extracurricular activities, and more occupy students' time. It is equally as challenging to compete for their attention during the school day. New electives…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Learner Engagement
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Johns, Gary; Mentzer, Nathan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Teachers can find opportunities to incorporate design thinking and scientific inquiry within any lesson where a constraint of the design can be connected to a scientific experiment. Within a lesson, this connection establishes context between engineering and science and can positively impact students' learning and interest in these subjects. The…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Design, Inquiry, Engineering Education
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Moye, Johnny J.; Jones, Virginia R.; Dugger, William E., Jr. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA [formerly ITEA]) has tracked the status of technology (and engineering) education in four previous studies (Newberry 2001; Meade & Dugger 2004; Dugger 2007; and Moye, Dugger, & Starkweather 2012). The purpose of this continuing study has been to determine the health…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, State Supervisors, Online Surveys
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Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Technology and engineering education continues to evolve as it becomes more apparent that students need this information to become more successful in college and careers. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA ) has tracked the status of technology education in the United States in three separate studies over the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, State Supervisors, Online Surveys
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Wright, Geoffrey A.; Rich, Peter; Leatham, Keith R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Programming is a fundamental component of modern society. Programming and its applications influence much of how people work and interact. Because of people's reliance on programming in one or many of its applications, there is a need to teach students to be programming literate. Because the purpose of the International Technology and Engineering…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Standards, Junior High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
With the pressing energy needs that the global population is facing, renewable energies are rapidly becoming prominent science and engineering challenges throughout the world. Where will the young scientific and engineering minds come from to meet these demands? With some creative, open-minded thinking, it could be from one's very own classrooms.…
Descriptors: Energy, Engineering, Mathematics Teachers, Technology Education
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Tiala, Sylvia; Harris, Kara – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Exciting times lie ahead for technology and engineering educators as the profession debates its role relative to national STEM initiatives, legislation is introduced to expand engineering/technology education into the K-12 curriculum, and a national assessment for technological literacy is developed. The time is right to recruit new technology…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Career Choice