Teacher Professional Development and Pedagogy

2016 ITEEA - Call for Presenters and STEM Showcases

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators.  Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.  ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.

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ITEST Projects Shine in the NSF 2015 Teaching & Learning Video Showcase

In May 2015, seventeen ITEST projects presented videos in the 2015 National Science Foundation Teaching and Learning Video Showcase. Organized by TERC, the showcase contained 112 videos produced by NSF-funded projects associated with one of these resource centers: ARC, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, CS10K, MSPNet, and STELAR.

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Real-World Inspired Classrooms

This is a site for teachers to share and browse lesson ideas that will bring relevance and applicability into the classroom. The ideas and lessons on this site are the product of teacher-externs of the Real World Externships program, often based on their summer experience working in local businesses and industries.

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NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase - Call for Participation

This online event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and will allow colleagues affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10Kcommunity, and ARC to view, discuss, and comment on each others’ work. It will also allow each project to disseminate their work to the public at large, helping NSF achieve its goal of broad dissemination of innovative work.

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Weaving Computing into All Middle School Disciplines

In order to get students interested in computing, we teach middle school teachers of different disciplines programming with Alice and work with them on integrating computing into their discipline. Alice provides an interface for novices to create animations easily and quickly, which is attractive to and fun for students. We have been developing Alice curriculum materials for integrating computing into middle school disciplines for six years.

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching - Call for Nominations

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

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Council’s STEM Classrooms Professionally Developed by TIES

Although works in progress, Iowa’s newly minted STEM educators now possess basic STEM curricular design and assessment practices that over the coming year will be honed through practice and continued support by the TIES team as well as the support team consisting of regional STEM managers, higher education professionals, AEA consultants, and Extension staff.  STEM professional development represents the third and final component in place (following the physical space design and the establishment of community partnerships) for the STEM Council’s four partners to showcase

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Lincoln City: students to showcase underwater robots at LC Community Center during statewide competition

More than 150 elementary, middle, high, and college students formed 27 teams and brought their underwater robots to the Lincoln City Community Center on May 10 to compete in the annual Oregon Regional MATE Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) contest. These teams, which spent the past few months designing and building their underwater vehicles, will be among students around the world participating in 23 regional contests supported by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center.

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National Science Foundation STEM + Computing Partnerships Program Solicitation

The STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of STEM and computing by K-12 students and teachers, through research on, and development of, courses, curriculum, course materials, pedagogies, instructional strategies, or models that innovatively integrate computing into one or more STEM disciplines, or integrate STEM content into the teaching and learning of computing. In addition, STEM+C seeks to build capacity in K-12 computing education with foundational research and focused teacher preparation.

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Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)

The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) was introduced to the education research field as a theoretical framework for understanding teacher knowledge required for effective technology integration. Seven components are addressed in the TPACK framework: Technology Knowledge, Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Content Knowledge, Technological Pedagogical Knowledge, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

The link below provides access to the instrument and documentation about the instrument.

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