SIMP Pre-Engineering Program Making Things and Education World Expo – International Forum Aichi, Japan July 2005
Omaha, Nebraska MN SD WY IA NE CO MO KS
Program Goals • Real World Learning Environment that introduces to the various fields of Engineering & Architecture • Generate Excitement About Career Opportunities • Problem Solving • Team Building & Networking
Teamwork • Involve everyone in overview of the Project Development although they all do not need to be involved in All Tasks. • Assign Students to Various Tasks to suit their Talents. • Mentor assists in guiding students through the engineering process
Teachers Have Students Pick a Project They Want to Do Brainstorm Avoid Projects that are not Feasible in Time or Capabilities Get an Idea of What the Final Product will be Define Project Scope & Timeframe to Complete Select a Project
Visit Job Sites Under Construction Take Field Trips Do Research for the Project
Develop a Solution • Problem Solving • Resources • Teamwork
Prepare Written Proposal PROBLEM STATEMENT Within the Douglas County area there are few mental health facilities. However, the need for mental health facilities has not decreased. Those who cannot afford private services or require continual care have few options. We have decided to solve this problem by creating a cost effective facility. We plan to approach this by… Graphic/Drawing/Etc.
Prepare Oral Presentation and Display Materials for Competition Day
Answer Questions • Listen carefully to the judges questions. • More than one person can answer the question.
Then . . . • Attend other schools presentations.
Evening Awards Project on Display Listen to a Speaker Award Winners Announced
The Goal of Technology Education is Technological Literacy “Technological Literacy is the ability to use, manage, assess, and understand technology.”
A Technologically Literate Person Understands: • What technology is • How technology is created • How the use of technology shapes society • How society shapes the development of technology
What is Technology Education? It is a general education Kindergarten - Grade 12 school subject that provides students with opportunities and experiences to learn about Technology.
When you visit a technology education classroom, you see: Hands-On Activities Laboratory-Based Learning Environment Tools & Materials of Technology Problem Solving Activities Students Having Fun!
These Standards Documents lay the foundation for developing a technologically literate citizenry.
Thank You for this opportunity to share my teaching and Technology Education in the United States with you.