Academic journal article Technology and Engineering Teacher

ITEEA Announces Preconference Workshops in Long Beach

Academic journal article Technology and Engineering Teacher

ITEEA Announces Preconference Workshops in Long Beach

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Make plans to arrive early in Long Beach, as there are five specialized Preconference Workshops available on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. Basic Grant Writingg, will introduce professionals in technology and engineering education to the basics of grant writing for all levels of funding at local, state, and national levels. CEENBoT Robotics, an NSF-supported STEM Education workshop, will show teachers how educational robotics and the CEENBoT platform can be a classroom tool that enhances student learning experiences. Teachers will be engaged in hands-on activities that support the use of TI graphing calculators as well as a library of functions for the classroom. Survival Master: A 3-D Computer Game, is designed specifically for middle school engineering and technology education students. Simulations and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE) is a five-year National Science Foundation-funded project that is researching the potential of a hybrid instructional model that blends computer gaming and physical modeling using tools and materials. The project, conducted by Hofstra University, has designed a four-week-long 3-D computer game called Survival Master and a companion physical modeling curriculum specifically for middle school engineering and technology education students and teachers based on Standards for Technological Literacy. …

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