June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Electrical and Computer
24.416.1 - 24.416.17
Development of Fundamentals of Electrical and Computing Systems course for in-serviceK-12 Teachers.AbstractThe Science, Technology and Mathematics portion of STEM have been well covered in K-12education for a number of years. With the adoption of Engineering into the Science Standards inthe state of Minnesota, the number of schools that actively offer Engineering either as an instituteor embedded throughout their K-12 science, math and arts curriculum is increasing. To betterequip in-service and pre-service teachers to handle the needs of the engineering curriculum, theUniversity of St Thomas offers a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education through itsCenter for Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education (CPCEE). As a part of the certificate, in-serviceteachers go through a series of courses that expose them to the fundamentals of the engineeringdiscipline, the engineering design process as well as a through review of the curriculum andways of effectively integrating engineering into their existing courses. Teachers are also requiredto take one technical elective. These technical electives are typically offered as a part of the"Summer Academy". In 2013, two electives were offered - one in the area of energy and theother in the fundamentals of the electrical and computer engineering disciplines. This paperpresents an overview of the "Fundamentals of Electrical and Computing Systems" course, thetopics covered and feedback received based on the first offering of the course.
Nepal, K., & Tubesing, A. (2014, June), Development of a Fundamentals of Electrical and Computing Systems Course for In-service K-12 Teachers Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20307
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