State Educators' Symposium on Technological Literacy

State Educators' Symposium on Technological Literacy

Details
April
24
2004
08
00
AM
to
April
24
2004
03
30
PM
National Academies Auditorium
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington DC

This one-day symposium brought together state education leaders in mathematics, science, assessment, and curriculum to learn about and discuss the issue of technological literacy. The event challenged participants to think more broadly about technology - as more than just the use of computers in classrooms - and to consider how the teaching of technology and engineering and design concepts in K-12 classrooms can inspire greater student interest and achievement.

AGENDA

 
8:00 a.m. Welcome from the National Academies
Wm. A. Wulf, President
National Academy of Engineering
   
  Welcome from the Department of Education
Susan Sclafani, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Education and Assistant Secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education
 
8:15 a.m. Why Technological Literacy Matters
Karen Falkenberg, President, Education Services
Concept Catalysts
 
8:45 a.m. Q&A (live and online audience)
9:00 a.m. Technology Content in K-12 Education Standards in the United States
Bill Dugger, Director, Technology for All American Project
International Technology Education Association
 
9:30 a.m. Q&A (live and online)
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Learning from Others: Case Studies in Promoting Technological Literacy
Carl Truxel, Teacher, Dulaney High School, Timonium, MD
 
  Ioannis Miaoulis, President and Director, Boston Museum of Science
   
  Richard Kimbell, Director, Technology Education Research Unit, Goldsmiths College, London
 
11:15 a.m. Q&A (live and online)
11:30 a.m. Special Address
Dean Kamen, President, DEKA Research and Development Corp.
 
 
12:30 p.m. Break-Out Sessions
(participants split into 5 groups for mini-workshops with hands-on exposure to tech-literacy resources. Check colored dots on name badge for room assignment.)
 
 

1. Room 100: Teaching technology in the elementary grades: Stuff That Works!

 
  2. Room 204: 3-D design for high school students
 
  3. Room 110: An integrated math, science, and technology curriculum for middle school: IMAST,
 
  4. Room 105: Teacher education for technological literacy, Ron Todd and Pat Hutchinson, The College of New Jersey
 
  5. Room 109: Informal learning in technology,
 
2:00 p.m. State Team Discussions of Break-Out Sessions ("jigsaw")
(Participants reassemble so that all participants from same state are in the same room.)
 
2:30 p.m. State Team Discussions of Break-Out Sessions (cont.)
(Moderators will lead a general discussion of what participants have learned from the symposium.)
 
3:00 p.m. (ALL PARTICIPANTS RETURN TO ROOM 100)

Technological Literacy, Employment, and the Workforce
Kristan Van Hook, Executive Director, Partnership for 21st Century Skills
 
3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Ron Latanision, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, and Symposium Planning Committee Chair
 
3:30 p.m. Adjourn


The symposium is one of several high-priority projects funded directly from the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. It continued a series of initiatives by The National Academies to promote technological literacy and improve teaching and learning in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. One such initiative resulted in the 2002 publication of Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology, which was provided as background reading to all invitees.

 

Speeches
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Stephen Smith
State Educator's Symposium on Technological Literacy

Designing the Future at Newburyport High School

Speech
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Stephen Smith
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Bill Dugger, ITEA
State Educator's Symposium on Technological Literacy

Technology Content in K K-12 Education Standards in the United States

Speech
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Bill Dugger, ITEA
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Kristan Van Hook
State Educator's Symposium on Technological Literacy

Partnership for 21stCentury Skills

Speech
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Kristan Van Hook
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Carl Truxel
State Educator's Symposium on Technological Literacy

National vs. Maryland Technology Standards

Speech
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Carl Truxel
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - John Stuart, PTC, Boston
State Educator's Symposium on Technological Literacy

PTC’s Pro/DESKTOP: A Tool for Science and Math Teachers

Speech
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - John Stuart, PTC, Boston
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Richard Kimbell
State Educator's Symposium on Technological Literacy

Technology in UK Schools (k-12)

Speech
State Ed Symposium - Presentation slides - Richard Kimbell