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Best Practices in K-12/University Partnerships

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Best Practices in K-12 Engineering: Partnerships

Tagged Division

K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

Page Count

30

Page Numbers

25.260.1 - 25.260.30

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/21018

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33

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Christine Schnittka University of Kentucky

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Christine Schnittka is an Assistant Professor of STEM education at the University of Kentucky. She is the Chair of the 2012 Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships panel for the ASEE K-12 and Pre-college Engineering Division.

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Elizabeth A. Parry North Carolina State University

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Elizabeth Parry is an engineer and consultant in K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curriculum and professional development and the Coordinator of K-20 STEM Partnership Development at the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. For the past 15 years, she has worked extensively with students from kindergarten to graduate school, parents, and pre-service and in service teachers to both educate and excite them about engineering. As the Co-PI and Project Director of a National Science Foundation GK-12 grant, Parry developed a highly effective tiered mentoring model for graduate and undergraduate engineering and education teams, as well as a popular family STEM event offering for both elementary and middle school communities. Projects include providing comprehensive professional development, coaching, and program consulting for multiple elementary engineering schools in several states, serving as a regional professional development partner for the Museum of Science, Boston’s Engineering is Elementary curriculum program, and participating in the Family Engineering project. She currently serves as the chair of the American Society for Engineering Education K-12 and Pre-college Division and is on the executive board of the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education. Other professional affiliations include the International Technology Education Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Science Teachers Association. Prior to joining NCSU, Parry worked in engineering and management positions at IBM Corporation for 10 years and co-owned an informal science education business.

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Lizette D. Day Rachel Freeman School of Engineering

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Lizette Day is the STEM Coordinator at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering in Wilmington, N.C. She has more than 17 years of experience working with at-risk students in K-12 public education.

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Augusto Z. Macalalag Jr. Stevens Institute of Technology

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Augusto Macalalag, Jr., is the Assistant. Director of STEM Education Research at Stevens Institute of Technology's Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE). He is responsible for developing and teaching courses, as well as conducting teacher workshops and research as part of the National Science Foundation's MSP Program. His research interests include enhancing K-12 science and engineering education through teacher pre-service and in-service programs. He received his Ed.D in science education from Rutgers University. Before joining CIESE, he taught different levels of high school physics and chemistry for seven years.

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Albert Padilla Jr. Jersey City Public Schools

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Albert Padilla, Jr., has been teaching for eight years middle school science. He has a B.S. in biology and an M.A. in biomedical science.

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Malinda S. Zarske University of Colorado, Boulder

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Malinda Zarske is a is a former high school and middle school science and math teacher with advanced degrees in teaching secondary science from the Johns Hopkins University and in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a First-year Projects Instructor at CU, Boulder, on the development team as well as a content editor for the TeachEngineering.org digital library, and has co-created and co-taught engineering courses for both high school and undergraduate students through CU, Boulder’s Integrated Teaching and Learning Program. Her primary research is on the impacts of project-based service-learning on student identity, recruitment, and retention in K-12 and undergraduate engineering.

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Patty Ann Quinones Skyline High School

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Patty Quinones is the Principal of Skyline HS in the St. Vain Valley School District. She has a master's in education leadership and has been a business entrepreneur, consultant, Athletic Director, and a Division I Volleyball Head Coach. The STEM Academy focus began in 2009 and has a full curriculum focused on engineering/computer science.

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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 2012 ASEE Annual Conference andExposition in San Antonio, TX. 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 or engineering education 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 teachers will each be given a 15-minutetime slot 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, the winningK-12 teachers will have their conference registration and publication fees paid for by the K-12Division and will receive a travel stipend.

Schnittka, C., & Parry, E. A., & Day, L. D., & Macalalag , A. Z., & Padilla, A., & Zarske, M. S., & Quinones, P. A. (2012, June), Best Practices in K-12/University Partnerships Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21018

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