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Hartell, Eva – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), adopted by the United Nations in 2003, is one example where safety has served as a universal language. GHS has helped countries provide uniform chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDS). It also provided a series of chemical hazard pictograms that are now…
Descriptors: Design, Technology Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Safety
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Weidman, Justin; Wright, Geoffrey – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Construction Education has been dwindling in K-12 classrooms for the past 20 years (Frazier, 2015; Chini, 1999; Jones, 1990). This has led to enrollment issues and professional shortages in the construction industry (Bigelow, 2015). Couple these facts with the call for STEM majors (Painter, 2012), and there is a noteworthy opportunity: combine…
Descriptors: Construction (Process), Technology Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Grubbs, Michael E.; Strimel, Greg J.; Huffman, Tanner – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Interest in engineering at the P-12 level has increased in recent years, largely in response to STEM educational reform. Despite greater attention to the value, importance, and use of engineering for teaching and learning, the educational community has engaged minimally in its deliberate and coherent study. Specifically, few efforts have been…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Standards, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Strimel, Greg J.; Grubbs, Michael E.; Wells, John G. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
The core subjects in P-12 education have a common key characteristic that makes them stable over time. That characteristic is a steady content. For example, in the sciences, the basics of biology remain the same--the cell is the basic building block around which organisms are defined, characterized, structured, etc. Similarly, the basics of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Educational History, Educational Change
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Bartholomew, Scott R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Interest in Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) has recently revolved around working to define/redefine who we are, and who we are not; while others in TEE are not interested in a change of identity. An emphasis on design, design education, and design assessment may help clarify the discussion surrounding the future direction of TEE.…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wells, John G. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
The PIRPOSAL model is both a conceptual and pedagogical framework intended for use as a pragmatic guide to classroom implementation of Integrative STEM Education. Designerly questioning prompted by a "need to know" serves as the basis for transitioning student designers within and among multiple phases while they progress toward an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Models, Engineering Education, Integrated Activities
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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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White, David W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
In April of 2010, the author was approached to write a proposal that would provide grant money for a summer program to take place at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS). The FAMU DRS functions as a normal K-12 school; however, it is administered by the Florida A&M University College of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, African American Students, Engineering, Summer Programs
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
A low-cost and portable colorimeter kit has been designed and developed as an educational tool at Penn State University by Dr. Daniel Sykes for K-12 schools' integrated STEM learning. This scientific instrument allows students to learn how scientists utilize light as a means to study the chemical and physical properties of materials with an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Algebra, Technology Education, Electronics
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Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Many vocational education, technology education, and now technology and engineering education leaders have made their mark on their profession. Their legacy is something that members of the profession enjoy and have a responsibility to continue and build upon. This is the third in a series of articles entitled The Legacy Project, which focuses on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Leaders
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Brown, Josh; Brown, Ryan; Merrill, Chris – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers teach multiple concepts that lend themselves to possible collaboration on a daily basis. Much like Metz's (2009) insightful discussion about the importance of science educators creating partnerships in the community "outside the school walls," integrative STEM teaching also requires…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Engineering, Public Schools, STEM Education
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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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Eisenkraft, Arthur – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Current instructional and learning models insist that when teachers prepare lessons for their technology and engineering classes, they must begin with a sense of what students already know. In preparing lessons, many teachers use their years of classroom experience as data to inform them about students' prior knowledge and about student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Prior Learning, Competition
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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