June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Computers in Education
The objective of this project is integrating project-based learning based on computing applications into various teaching settings in ____ County middle and high schools, through after-school programs. As a teaching methodology, project-based learning employs projects closely associated with real-world applications to facilitate teaching abstract math and science concepts. Enormous prior research has generated encouraging evidences demonstrating that project-based learning succeeds in increasing students’ content knowledge, enabling students to transfer knowledge to practical implementation, promoting students’ collaboration skills, and developing students’ positive attitudes towards math and science. When project-based learning is used to supplement instructions, students are inspired to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers. In the summer of 2018, we organized a workshop on the ______ campus for 15 middle and high school teachers from _____ County to learn project-based learning systematically. Workshop instructors are _______ computer science and computer engineering faculty members. Sample computer science and computer engineering projects were demonstrated to the teachers. The teachers also conducted hands-on exercises to develop computing projects to address certain content standards, following the protocol established by the ______ Department of Education. On September 2018, these middle and high school teachers have started pilot after school programs in three middle schools and one high schools of _____ County. It is expected that the widespread application of project-based learning will improve the math and science education of ________ County, and furthermore, would inspire more students to pursue careers in STEM disciplines. We have total eight undergraduate ___ CS students assigned to provide year-round onsite and online assistance to these teachers. An extended budget item has been allocated for teachers to purchase hardware and/or software for project-based learning. Currently we are collecting data through online survey. We are also planning to take survey and interviews of the participating teachers. It is estimated that at least 500 students will be impacted by these methods within the next two years throughout _____ County.
Naz, A., & Bowen, J. N., & Toler, M. M., & Lu, M. (2019, June), Implementation of Project-based Learning in an After-school Program Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32938
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