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Judith D’Amico Director of State and Corporate Relations Project Lead the Way. CSU, Chico Engineering Academies November 15, 2007. Project Lead the Way EDUCATING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE. THE RELEVANCE QUESTION. RELEVANT TO STUDENTS RELEVANT TO TEACHERS

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Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations project lead the way

Judith D’Amico

Director of State and Corporate Relations

Project Lead the Way

CSU, Chico

Engineering Academies

November 15, 2007

Project Lead the Way

EDUCATING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE


The relevance question

THE RELEVANCE QUESTION

  • RELEVANT TO STUDENTS

  • RELEVANT TO TEACHERS

  • RELEVANT TO PARENTS

  • RELEVANT TO BUSINESS

  • RELEVANT TO COMMUNITY


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Reaching all Students (80 % HS)

What does

High Rigor & High Relevance

look like in a school curriculum ?

Project Lead The Way is a model.


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Evaluation

6

High Rigor

Low Context

High Rigor

High Context

Synthesis

5

Analysis

4

Application

3

Low Rigor

Low Context

Low Rigor

High Context

Understanding

2

Awareness

1

1

2

3

4

5

Knowledge

Apply in

discipline

Apply across

disciplines

Apply topredictable

real-world

situations

Apply tounpredictable

real-world

situations

RIGOR / RELEVANCE FRAMEWORK

PLTW

AP

General

Math

Bloom’s Levels of Learning

Application Model

Adapted from W. Daggett


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

This is Project/Problem Based Learning!

From: Principles of Engineering

Design and build a modifiable device that will launch a ping pong ball into a 10 inch bowl with 100% accuracy.

On launch day the distance will be varied by the instructor within a range of 5 to 15 feet.

High Rigor, High Context with Predictable Outcome


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Evaluation

6

High Rigor

Low Context

High Rigor

High Context

Synthesis

5

Analysis

4

Application

3

Low Rigor

Low Context

Low Rigor

High Context

Understanding

2

Awareness

1

1

2

3

4

5

Knowledge

Apply in

discipline

Apply across

disciplines

Apply topredictable

real-world

situations

Apply tounpredictable

real-world

situations

RIGOR / RELEVANCE FRAMEWORK

PLTW

AP

General

Math

Bloom’s Levels of Learning

Application Model

Adapted from W. Daggett


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

This is Project/Problem Based Learning!

From: Digital Electronics

  • Design and build an electronic device to automatically measure

  • the distance a person is away from the device.

    • High Rigor, High Context with Unpredictable Results


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Evaluation

6

High Rigor

Low Context

High Rigor

High Context

Synthesis

5

Analysis

4

Application

3

Low Rigor

Low Context

Low Rigor

High Context

Understanding

2

Awareness

1

1

2

3

4

5

Knowledge

Apply in

discipline

Apply across

disciplines

Apply topredictable

real-world

situations

Apply tounpredictable

real-world

situations

RIGOR / RELEVANCE FRAMEWORK

PLTW

AP

General

Math

Bloom’s Levels of Learning

Application Model

Adapted from W. Daggett


Student comments

STUDENT COMMENTS

  • PLTW is a better learning experience because you are self-motivated.

  • The learning that comes when it doesn’t work is just as valuable as the learning when it does work.

  • You think differently because you cannot just look up the answers. You have to come up with the solution. It is more critical thinking.

  • Though I’m not pursuing an engineering degree, the problem-solving skills learned are important no matter your field.


Teacher principal comments

Teacher & Principal Comments:

  • Our teachers recognize that the same skills emphasized in PLTW classes make a student successful in any class.(Diane Lashinsky, Administrator, The Innovation School)

  • I am excited to see PLTW courses challenging students with good problems that require strong math, science, and analytical skills. As an engineer teaching these kinds of things to high school kids is as good as it gets.(Craig Devine, PLTW Teacher & Former Engineer.)


Business comments

Business Comments:

  • I hired four PLTW students right out of high school. They came to us with real-life job skills and their work has been used in successful proposals, products, and systems installations. This program is a win for everyone involved. (Andrea L. Mann, Ph.D. President, Mann Wireless, Ltd.)


Business comments1

Business Comments:

  • We are an electronics manufacturing facility, so the idea of PLTW fits well into what we do. It is exciting to us that our local school has embraced the technology field, and that local students can finally look at us, know what we do, and want to be part of it. (Peg Murphy, Director HR, Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corporation)


Business industry support

CMTA (California Manufacturers & Technology Association

AeA (American Electronics Association

Intel

Comcast

APPA (American Public Power Association

IBM

Northrup Grumman

Qualcomm

Gencorp/Aerojet

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY SUPPORT


Pltw s new biomedical sciences curriculum critical component of the 21st century workforce

PLTW’s NEW

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

CURRICULUM:

Critical Component of the 21st Century Workforce

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Pltw biomedical sciences program

PLTW™ Biomedical Sciences Program

Design is based on the successful PLTW Engineering Program to:

Address the impending critical shortage of qualified biomedical science and health professionals.

Prepare students for rigorous post-secondary education and training.


Biomedical careers some examples

Doctor

Nurse

Dentist

Veterinarian

Medical Technologist

Pharmaceutical Scientist

Biomedical Engineer

Social worker

Health Information Manager

Pharmacist

Ultrasound Technician

Medical Technical Writer

Radiologist

Biomedical Careers--- some examples ---


Biomedical sciences high school courses

Biomedical Sciences High School Courses

Principles of the Biomedical SciencesStudent work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bio-informatics

Human Body SystemsThis course will engage students in the study of basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human health. Use LabVIEW software and Vernier probes to measure EKG, heart rate, and blood pressure

Medical InterventionsStudents will investigate various medical interventions that extend and

improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care

Science Research

This capstone course gives student teams the opportunity to work with

a mentor, identify a science research topic, conduct research, write a

scientific paper, and defend team conclusions and recommendations

to a panel of outside reviewers

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Key biological concepts

Key Biological Concepts:

  • Cellular basis of life

  • Homeostasis

  • Metabolism

  • Inheritance of traits

  • Defense against disease


Key engineering concepts

Key Engineering Concepts:

  • Process of design

  • Feedback loops

  • Fluid dynamics

  • Relationship of structure to function

  • Systems


Next curriculum area of focus

Next Curriculum Area of Focus

  • CREATION OF NEW COURSEWORK FOCUSED ON ENERGY AND POWER FOR BOTH MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PLTW CURRICULUM.


Energy power a course for pltw high schools and middle schools

Energy & Power: A Course for PLTW High Schools and Middle Schools

A full year course will be developed in Energy and Power for high schools and a 9 week unit of study for middle schools.

The course will contain at least the following content:

  • Fossil Fuels

  • Bio Fuels

  • Solar Energy

  • Nuclear Energy

  • Geothermal Energy

  • Power Systems

  • Energy and Power Conversion Systems

    Experts from industry and higher education will be engaged to identify the key learning concepts as well as project/problem themes intended to show that students have learned the key learning concepts.


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

National Recognition

National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine October 2005

  • PLTW program is recommended as the model curriculum for creating “K-12 rigorous curricula, standards and assessments based on world-class standards.”

  • “Students participating in PLTW courses are better prepared for college engineering programs.”


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Innovative Technical Activity in Academics

Project Lead The Way, Inc. and San Diego State University

Education Program of the Year -2007


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Project Lead The Way

2006 Manhattan Institute

Social Entrepreneurship Award

Project Lead The Way

2006 Bayer Science Foundation

K-12 STEM Best Practices Award


Judith d amico director of state and corporate relations

Received endorsement of the American Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) in December, 2006 as offering “proven curriculum and teacher professional development” with “the potential to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our education system.”


Visit our website for more information

Visit our Website for more Information

WWW.PLTW.ORG

Judith D’Amico, Director

State and Corporate Relations

Western Region

[email protected]


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