Making the Case for Technological Literacy

Committee on Technological Literacy Workshop and Meeting II

Event Details
March
16
2000
07
30
AM
to
March
18
2000
12
00
PM
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington DC
Contact
Greg Pearson
Contact Greg Pearson
Phone202-334-2282
gpearson@nae.edu

 

MARCH 16, 2000
Workshop on National and International Efforts that Encourage the Development of Technological Literacy
(Meeting Location: Room NAS 280)
 
7:30am Continental Breakfast
 
7:55am Welcome and Introductions/Plans for the Day
Tom Young, Committee, and Guests
 
8:00am A Congressional Perspective on Technological Literacy (Part I)
Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.)
 
8:30am The K-16 Classroom: Standards, Policies, and Practice
Overview: Mike Atkin, Stanford (30)
Exemplars:
 
  • Jim Kyd, Hickman High School, Columbia, MO (20)
  • Sydney Rogers, Nashville State Technical Institute (20)
Q&A (20)
 
10:00am Break
 
10:15am Industry and School to Work
Overview: Amy Kaslow, Council on Competitiveness (30)
Exemplar:
 

Q&A (10)
 

11:15am A Congressional Perspective on Technological Literacy (Part II)
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.)
 
11:45am Lunch
 
12:30pm Instructional Materials/Curriculum
Overview: Gerhard Salinger, NSF (30)
Exemplars:
 
  • Franzie Loepp, Illinois State University (IMaST project) (20)
  • Martha Cyr, Tufts University, Center for Engineering Educational Outreach (20)

Q&A (20)
 

2:00pm Public Participation in Decisions About Technology
Overview: Dick Sclove, Loka Institute (30)
Q&A (10)
 
3:00pm Break

 
3:15pm Technology in Education
Overview: Bob Tinker, Concord Consortium (30)
Exemplar:
 

Q&A (10)
 

4:15pm Informal Education Sector
Overview: Hyman Field, NSF (30)
Exemplars:
 

Q&A (20)
 


CLOSED SESSION
5:45pm Initial Reactions to Workshop (Once around the table)
Committee
 
6:00pm Adjourn
 
7:00pm Committee Dinner (Bistro Francais)

 

 



MARCH 17, 2000

Committee Meeting
(Meeting Location: Lecture Room)
 

OPEN SESSION
7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00am

Plans for the Day
Tom Young
 

8:05am Update on the project (review of timeline, focus-group proposal)
Staff, Project Evaluators
 
8:30am Review and Discussion of Current Report Outline (Strawman #2)
Committee
 
9:15am Review and Discussion of Case-Study Prototype and Role of Case Studies inthe Report
Committee
 
10:00am Break
 

CLOSED SESSION
10:15am Preliminary Discussion of Report Recommendations
Committee
 
12:00pm Lunch
 

***SPECIAL ACTIVITY***
1:00pm Depart for Visit and Briefing at the Challenger Learning Center, Alexandria, VA (Shuttle bus at C Street entrance)
 
5:00pm Depart Challenger Center for Hotel
 


MARCH 18, 2000

Committee Meeting
(Meeting Location: NAS 250)
 

CLOSED SESSION
7:30am Continental Breakfast
 
8:00am Continued Discussion of Report Recommendations
Committee
 

OPEN SESSION
9:30am Discussion of ITEA Technology Standards
Rod Custer (Moderator) and Committee
 
10:00am Break
 
10:15am Options and Directions for the Project Website
Staff and Committee
 
10:45am Summary of Project "Next Steps"
Tom Young
 
11:00am Once Around the Table
Committee
 
12:00pm Adjourn