From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Doing: A National Imperative - New STEM CTL Webinar - March 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:28 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
I suspect many of the safety issues we work on are related to "students .... lacking the ability to troubleshoot and solve everyday problems" This webinar may be of interest to those able to address this concern..
DOING: A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE
March 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST
=EF=BB=BFPresenters: Johnny J. Moye Ph.D., DTE and
=EF=BB=BFWilliam E. Dugger, Jr., Ph.D., DTE
This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.
This presentation will provide findings from the Learn Better by Doing Study. This study determined to what extent K-12 students were doing standards-based, hands-on activities in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms. More than 5,900 elementary, middle, and high school STEM teachers participated in this four-year (2014-2017) study. ITEEA's Foundation for Technology and Engineering Education (FTEE), Dugger/Gerrish endowment provided support for this study.
Nationwide assessments and reports indicate that students are lacking the ability to troubleshoot and solve everyday problems. The Phi Delta Kappan 49th Annual Report on the Publics Attitudes Toward the Public Schools (PDK, 2017) found that 82% of surveyed adults think that students should be taking technology and engineering courses. The 2016 Change the Equation (Vital Signs) report on the condition of STEM education in the United States warns education leaders that "without intentional strategies to expose many more young people to technology and engineering, we are leaving a critical aspect of students' education to chance" (CTEq, 2016, p.1).
Among other important findings, the Learn Better by Doing Study found that technology and engineering students are learning by doing standards-based, hands-on activities using engineering design processes more frequently than science and mathematics students. This presentation will provide study results as well as discuss the implication of those results. Time for comments and questions will be held at the end of the presentation.
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