Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

ITEA's Annual TEAC Meeting Takes Place in Louisville

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

ITEA's Annual TEAC Meeting Takes Place in Louisville

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ITEA's Technology Education Advisory Council (TEAC) met on November 14, 2008 to:

* Recommend ways of resolving any discrepancies between the programs and philosophies of teaching education and current industrial/technological practices.

* Recommend content direction to improve the relevance of technology education.

* Suggest methods of improving the public's perception and understanding of technology education.

* Assist in the cooperation between industry and education to improve the educational process.

ITEA's Board of Directors took part in this meeting. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Rodger Bybee with an agenda that included science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics. Dr. Mark Sanders (Virginia Tech) addressed integrative STEM education by responding to questions such as what it means when people talk about STEM education, how the various subject areas work together, and how one teacher can address STEM issues in teaching, plus more. His comments related to his recent TTT article on the same topic (The Technology Teacher, 68(4), pp. 20-26).

The second topic dealt with K-12 engineering education in the United States. Greg Pearson, of the National Academy of Engineering, presented work pertaining to the status and preliminary findings from the NAE project looking at efforts to teach engineering to K-12 students. …

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