Keywords

STEM, STEM education, technological literacy, K-12 education

Abstract

Developing and Assessing STEM Curriculum with the Intent of Promoting Technological Literacy Technological literacy is a key component of President Barack Obama’s $260 Million STEM educational initiative (Office of the Press Secretary, 2009). Central to his plan is STEM teacher training and curriculum development. Both of these issues were addressed and are currently being measured by the research outlined in this paper. Spring2010 a collection of technology and engineering education graduate students developed with mentoring from two technology and engineering education professors 20 lesson unit and lesson plans promoting technological literacy. The lesson plans are currently being used and assessed by various junior high school teachers. The development of the unit and lesson plans, the actual unit and lesson plans, and the outcome from the assessments will be discussed in this paper. Finally, the impact the curriculum design experience had on the teacher training of the technology and engineering education graduate students will also be discussed; associated findings have significant insight in to how professional development for in-service teachers might be done to help the development and inclusion of STEM education practices in the K-12 environment.

Original Publication Citation

Terry, R., Wright, G., & Bartholomew S. (2011). Developing and assessing STEM curriculum with the intent of promoting technological literacy. ASEE Conference Proceedings, Objectives, Assessment, and Methods for Teaching Technological Literacy, Vancouver, Washington, USA

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-06-26

Publisher

ASEE Conference Proceedings, Objectives, Assessment, and Methods for Teaching Technological Literacy

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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