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Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships Panel

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships

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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

Page Count

55

Page Numbers

22.283.1 - 22.283.55

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https://peer.asee.org/17564

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Mercedes McKay Stevens Institute of Technology

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Mercedes McKay is Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is chair of the 2011 Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships panel committee for the K-12 division.

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Stacy S. Klein-Gardner Vanderbilt University

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Stacy S. Klein-Gardner serves as Director of STEM Outreach for the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and Peabody College.

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Kathy Ann Zook Adams 50 School District

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Kathy Zook has been teaching for 27 years, both at the elementary and the middle school levels (primarily grades 2-6). She has a M.A. in Special Education with emphasis in gifted and talented education.

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Megan Yoder Colorado School of Mines

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Barbara M. Moskal Colorado School of Mines

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Barbara Moskal received her Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, the Interim Director of the Trefny Institute for Educational Innovation, and the Director of the Center for Assessment in STEM at the Colorado School of Mines and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education. Her research interests are educational project assessment and evaluation, K-12 Outreach and gender equity in STEM.

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Michael Hacker Hofstra University

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Michael Hacker is Co-director of the Center for Technological Literacy at Hofstra University and serves as the PI of the NSF DR K-12 Project Simulations and Modeling for Technology Education (SMTE). He has served as PI or Co-PI on nine other large-scale NSF projects focused on improving teaching and learning in K-16 STEM education. His grant writing and project management expertise have resulted in $27M of federal funding for STEM programs with a focus on technology and Engineering education.

He formerly served as a classroom teacher, department supervisor, and university teacher educator. As the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Supervisor for Technology Education, he co-managed the development of the New York State Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology. He also served as a member of the team that developed the national Standards for Technological Literacy. For 47 years, Technology Education has been at the core of his professional life.

Hacker is a member of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Academy of Fellows, received the Epsilon Pi Tau Distinguished Service and Laureate Citations; the ITEEA Award of Distinction, and State Supervisor of the Year award; and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers Mathematics and Science Education Award. He has served in a leadership capacity in his state technology education association (New York) and has received the NYSTEA President’s Award after serving as NYSTE President.

He has authored five secondary school textbooks, numerous journal articles, co-edited several scholarly compendia and international conference proceedings, and has served repeatedly as an NSF expert panel reviewer.

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David Burghardt Hofstra University

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Professor of Engineering and Co-director and founder of the Center for Technological Literacy at Hofstra University has been involved with K-12 engineering education for over 20 years. He has been the Principal Investigator or co-Principle Investigator on six NSF grants dealing with interconnected learning in STEM with a strong focus on the E. He is the author of twelve texts, numerous articles and many presentations related to STEM learning in K-12.

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David Crismond City College of the City University of New York

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David Crismond is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the City College of New York. Crismond’s main research interests revolve around K-16 science and engineering cognition and pedagogy, and teacher professional development in these areas.
Crismond recently completed a collaborative NSF-funded project with Tufts University that developed software called the Design Compass that supports students’ reflective thinking while designing. With Purdue's Robin Adams, he is developing a representation of design pedagogical content knowledge, and is currently teaching graduate courses for in-service K-8 teachers that emphasize doing literacy- and math-enhanced hands-on science and engineering activities with students.

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Christopher Malanga

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Timothy James Johnson S. F. Austin High School, Houston ISD

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Timothy Johnson has been employed as a teacher at SF Austin High School in Houston Independent School District in Houston, TX since 1985. His educational background includes a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1973 and 1975 respectively. Current teaching responsibilities are AP Physics and a Project Based Learning class entitled Scientific Research and Design focused on aerodynamics. He has been teaching twenty five years at Austin High, teaching Physics, Chemistry, Dual Credit Chemistry, and Physical Science and also two additional years in Luling, Texas.
His passion and goal is to prepare students on a daily basis for the next level in their education process, college and STEM careers beyond that. In addition to his teaching assignment, he serves as the Science Department Chair which involves leading a team of nineteen teachers. This includes assisting in the areas of pedagogy, science content and course development. Recently Austin High achieved the level of a recognized high school in the State of Texas based on scores in all four core content areas. They are pushing on to the exemplary level this year and beyond. He is the co-sponsor of the DREAM program with Rice University and also the co-sponsor the Science Club.

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Brent C Houchens Rice University

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Abstract

Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships PanelThe K-12 and Pre-College Engineering Division of ASEE intends to recognize exemplary K-12– university partnerships in engineering education at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference andExposition in Vancouver, Canada. To do this, the Division will sponsor a panel session on BestPractices in K-12 and university partnerships. Submissions chosen for participation in thissession will demonstrate a true partnership between a K-12 school (or schools) and anengineering school/college at a university.Selected partnerships will have data to support proven success in the classroom and willdemonstrate engineering engagement and knowledge acquisition by K-12 students through ageappropriate activities and lessons. Best Practices Partnership Panel submissions authoredcollaboratively between engineering and technology education faculty and K-12 teachers areencouraged. Details on the partnership's structure and goals, the strategies employed toovercome challenges and obstacles, and successes and lessons learned must be included.One proposal winner will be chosen at each of the following levels: pre-school or elementaryschool; middle school; high school. The three winning abstracts will be used to create aconference paper for this session. The submitting K-12 teacher will be given a 15-minute timeslot to present her/his work to the conference session attendees. The presentations will befollowed by a 30-minute panel discussion. In order to offset the costs of attendance, thesubmitting K-12 teacher will have her/his conference registration and publication fees paid forby the K-12 Division and will receive a travel stipend.

McKay, M., & Klein-Gardner, S. S., & Zook, K. A., & Yoder, M., & Moskal, B. M., & Hacker, M., & Burghardt, D., & Crismond, D., & Malanga, C., & Johnson, T. J., & Houchens, B. C. (2011, June), Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships Panel Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17564

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