June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
23.988.1 - 23.988.11
Professional Development System Design for Grades 6-12 Technology, Engineering, and Design EducatorsThe Transforming Teaching through Implementing Inquiry (T2I2) research and developmentproject, recently funded by the National Science Foundation, has developed a pilot version of itsinteractive, object-oriented, and networked cyber infrastructure for providing professionaldevelopment for in-service grades 6-12 technology, engineering and design educators. The T2I2system development has been guided using research-validated professional developmentpractices along with state-of-the-art course/content management and collaboration software toincrease engineering-design oriented instructional skills of teachers. T2I2 has completed theinitial development phase of the full scale research and development project resulting in aprofessional development cyber infrastructure for technology, engineering and design educators– a dynamic, interactive and collaborative online system for improving the quality of teaching inengineering and design education classrooms. Through the use of new techniques and protocols,such as Ajax, DHTM, CSS, XML and PHP, the T2I2 project team has constructed a system thatprovides: 1) the content knowledge needed to implement inquiry-based instruction, 2) dataanalysis tools to evaluate learning needs and monitor inquiry-based learning, and 3) runningaverages and variability so teachers can compare these measures against norms in order tomanage, monitor and adjust the learning environment, and conduct personal self-assessmenttechniques. The system has also been designed to archive and permit access to teacher user dataprofiles such as metric indicated teacher behavior, competency-based quiz outcomes, accessfrequency, time on task, and attempts of a unit. This information is analyzed and reported todocument competency attainment of the 16 in-service teachers and potential complications withthe teachers achieving concepts conveyed. These system development processes, systemfeatures, and user results associated with teacher progression are reported and incorporated toprovide for a data-informed architecture and professional development content examination.
Ernst, J. V., & Clark, A. C., & DeLuca, V. W., & Bottomley, L. (2013, June), Professional Development System Design for Grades 6-12 Technology, Engineering, and Design Educators Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22373
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