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Undergraduate Training to Teach a Hands-on, Problem-based, Novel Application of Embedded Technology in K-12 Classrooms

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Principles of K-12 Engineering Education and Practice

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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

Page Count

18

Page Numbers

24.1286.1 - 24.1286.18

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https://peer.asee.org/23219

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Yosef S. Allam Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-7009

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Yosef Allam is an Assistant Professor in the Freshman Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He graduated from The Ohio State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education. Dr. Allam's interests are in spatial visualization, the use of learning management systems for large-sample educational research studies, student applications of the design process, curriculum development, and fulfilling the needs of an integrated, multi-disciplinary first-year engineering educational environment through the use of collaborative learning, problem-based and project-based learning, classroom interaction, and multiple representations of concepts.

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Alexander Danial Manasseh Prometheus Education, Inc

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Alexander Manasseh is a developer of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lesson plans, presiding over the not-for-profit corporation Prometheus Education, Inc. Alexander develops STEM lesson plans, performs STEM pedagogy research, and tailors STEM technology to the K-16 classroom. Prometheus Education, Inc. facilitates efficacy research in current STEM educational technologies.

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Asher Michael Smith

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William Miceli Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach

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Shiv D Panjwani

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Cierra Sparks

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Joseph Anthony Alequin

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Joshua Lee Dankson Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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Aerospace Engineering Student at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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Cody David Clarke

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Nicholas James Maskiell

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Nathalie Vazquez Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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B.S. Engineering Physics
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M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Marco Alan Schoener SENAET

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I am an undergraduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the Daytona Beach campus. I am working on my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and I am part of the high school division of the SENAET group.

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Abstract

Efficacy of Undergraduate Training to Teach a Hands-on, Problem-based, Novel Application of Embedded Technology in K-12 ClassroomsAn internally-funded undergraduate research project proposes to study the effectiveness of ahands-on, problem-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course forthree levels of public education: elementary, middle, and high school. The project will have nineundergraduate students from led by a graduate student, undergraduatetechnical lead, alumnus, and advised by an facultymember, assume the role of K-12 teachers. Undergraduate participants will instruct publicschool students in state-of-the-art embedded technologies involving micro-electronicsprototyping, an electronics hardware and software class under development by . The undergraduate research project will take place over thecourse of the 2013-14 academic year, where student-teachers will master material and developlesson plans suited for the three K-12 cohorts in the first semester, then assume the role of STEMteachers for the three K-12 cohorts in the second semester, and perform literature-based researchand field data collection research duties throughout the academic year with the ultimate goal ofdissemination of findings to national STEM education conferences.The student-teachers will use the adult-learner oriented lesson plan and electronics kit providedby to create new lesson plans appropriate for allthree levels of public education during the first semester. While learning and developingmaterials, undergraduate student-teachers will participate in pre- and post-assessment to garnergains in technical aspects of the curriculum and in teaching/learning practices, curriculumdesign, and educational research. Undergraduate participants in the first semester will reviewengineering education conference papers and journal articles through a formalized process.Undergraduate research participants will research the writing of appropriate learning objectives /desired outcomes to STEM students of varying stages in their K-12 education. Student-teacher-researchers will develop outcomes-based, level-appropriate lesson plans and assessmentmaterials.The purpose of this study is to gauge the impacts on undergraduate STEM student-teacher-researchers of a series of four-hour Saturday-based sessions occurring over the course of FallSemester 2013. Participants in this first phase of the internally-funded undergraduate researchproject will be assessed for their gains in the areas of K-12 STEM teaching, learning, andeducational scholarship, as well as their mastery of relevant technical content necessary forsuccessful micro-controller design, build, application, and instruction to others.Second phase findings from actual lesson plan application in the three K-12 classroom cohortswill be presented in later dissemination efforts, however a preview of preliminary results will bepresented along with complete Phase 1 findings. Embedded technology micro-controllerprogramming topic areas, teaching/learning/research areas addressed in participant learningobjectives / desired outcomes and assessment materials are enumerated below.Table 1: Micro-controller prototyping and teaching, learning, research assessment areas. Micro-controller Technical Topics Teaching, Learning, Research Topics• Digital Input and Output • Writing Learning Objectives /• Analog vs. Digital Signals Desired Outcomes• Voltage, Current, and Power • Outcomes-based Curriculum and• Diodes, Resistors, and Capacitors Instruction• Pulse Width Modulation and • Outcomes-based Assessment Power Control • Active Learning Methods• Serial Communication • Literature Searching / Reviewing• Software programming • Scholarship of Teaching and• Digital Logic Learning Paper Components • Institutional Review

Allam, Y. S., & Manasseh, A. D., & Smith, A. M., & Miceli, W., & Panjwani, S. D., & Sparks, C., & Alequin, J. A., & Dankson, J. L., & Clarke, C. D., & Maskiell, N. J., & Vazquez, N., & Schoener, M. A. (2014, June), Undergraduate Training to Teach a Hands-on, Problem-based, Novel Application of Embedded Technology in K-12 Classrooms Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/23219

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