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Overview of Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (Other)

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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PCEE Session 12: STEM, Technology, and Engineering Education

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Philip Reed Old Dominion University

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Philip A. Reed, PhD, DTE, is a Professor in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Reed was the 2020-2021 President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Dr. Reed was the ITEEA Region One Director from 2015-2017 where he helped establish the ITEEA China International Center and assisted with the implementation of the Engineering by Design (EbD) curriculum in Kuwait. In November 2019 he represented ITEEA at the Asia STEM Summit in Cebu, Philippines. He has also served as secretary and vice president of the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE), an affiliate council of ITEEA.

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Tyler Love Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, The Capital College

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Tyler S. Love, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of elementary/middle grades STEM education and the Director of the Capital Area Institute for Mathematics and Science (CAIMS) at The Pennsylvania State University’s Capital Campus. He was previously an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Technology and Engineering Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His research interests include safety and liability in STEM education labs and makerspaces, teacher preparation in STEM, and physical computing. He co-authored the free electronic book co-published in May 2022 by ITEEA, ASEE, and NSELA titled "Safer Engineering and CTE Instruction: A National STEM Education Imperative. What the Data Tells Us".

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Scott Bartholomew Brigham Young University

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Scott R. Bartholomew is an assistant professor of Technology & Engineering studies at Brigham Young University. He is a Fulbright Scholar (Philippines) and a former middle-school teacher. His research interests revolve around adaptive comparative judgment, STEM professional development, and design education. He and his wife Julie are the parents of five children and they love living in the mountains of Utah.

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Kelly Dooley ITEEA

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Kelly Dooley joined ITEEA as Executive Director/CEO in August 2021, bringing over 8 years of association management experience, including a proven track record of working collaboratively with volunteer Boards and Committees, implementing professional development programs, and supporting the development of industry standards. To complement everything she has learned on-the-job, in 2020, Kelly completed her master’s degree in management, specializing in nonprofits and associations, from University of Maryland, further equipping her with knowledge of organizational theory and behavior, strategic planning and implementation, and process and outcome evaluation. Her creative problem-solving approach to association challenges, strong leadership and communication skills, and commitment to constant growth and improvement will be an asset to ITEEA.

Prior to joining the association world, Kelly completed her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and practiced as a structural engineer for 5 years. Kelly is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and actively pursues professional development opportunities through organizations such as the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Toastmasters International.

Kelly is truly passionate about STEM education and attributes much of her career success to the foundation built through her own STEM journey and a hands-on, systems-thinking approach to learning and development. She is excited to serve the ITEEA community of educators and advance technological and engineering capabilities for all.

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Overview of Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (Other) In 2020, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) published Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy: The Role of Technology and Engineering in STEM Education (STEL). These standards open with a clear rationale why all Pk-12 students should study technology and engineering education: Technology and engineering are pervasive in all aspects of our lives. Every human activity is dependent upon the products, systems, and processes created to help grow food, provide shelter, communicate, work, and recreate. As the world grows more complex, it is increasingly important for everyone to understand more about technology and engineering. (ITEEA, 2020, p. 1) The goal is not to make Pk-12 students technologists or engineers but to broaden technological and engineering literacy so that people can make informed decisions about technology and better contribute to its design, development, and use. A challenge in communicating a clear picture of technological and engineering literacy is that it encompasses a broad area of human activity, one that is constantly evolving. The recently released Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (ITEEA, 2020) distills this broad field into a set of eight core disciplinary standards and eight practices that are widely applicable across a range of technology and engineering contexts. The development of STEL was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Technical Foundation of America and is a significant update on ITEEA’s Standards for Technological Literacy (2000). Figure 1 Organization of Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (ITEEA, 2020) References International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. (2020). Standards for technological and engineering literacy: The role of technology and engineering in STEM education.

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. (2007). Standards for technological literacy: Content for the study of technology (3rd Ed.).

Reed, P., & Love, T., & Bartholomew, S., & Dooley, K. (2022, August), Overview of Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (Other) Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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