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NCSR: Student Questionnaire - Science as a Process

This 18-page PDF student questionnaire "has been developed to assist faculty in determining the effectiveness of an instructional unit (normally a term length introductory environmental science laboratory/field based course) in increasing student knowledge of the scientific process of gathering and using data. The instrument is designed to capture students’ responses pre and post course. The...

Technology Gateway Instructor Guide

"The Technology Gateway is an integrated, problem-based course of study that models the workplace through the use of industrial-type problems and student and faculty teams. Physics/technology, mathematics, and communications are taught concurrently in the context of solving six workplace-related problems." In this 68-page PDF, visitors will find an introduction to the course, the competencies it...

Engineering Technology Core (ET Core) Guide

"The ET Core is designed to prepare students for the study of courses specific to any engineering technology major. The curriculum provides hands-on work with technology and workplace relevance as students complete their study of physics, communications, and mathematics (through introductory calculus)." In this 140-page PDF, visitors will find an introduction to the course, the competencies it...

Profesional Learning Communities

This website, provided by the Public Schools of North Carolina, is an introduction to the concept of professional learning communities.  Best practices related to professional learning communities are provided.  The website is broken into definitions, the importance of professional learning communities, steps for creating effective professional learning communities, and suggested readings.

A User's Guide: Incorporating Skill Standards into Community and Technical College Curriculum

This 29-page user guide, presented by the Texas Skill Standards Board, is intended to help community and technical colleges understand and incorporate skill standards elements into workforce education curriculum. This guide includes the following sections: Introduction, Understanding Skill Standards, What do Skill Standards Look Like?, What do Recognized Skill Standards Look Like?, What do...

Effective Access: Teachers' Use of Digital Resources in STEM Education

This 103-page report discusses a study investigating the use of digital resources in STEM education. The report includes an table of contents and the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Findings, Recommendations, and References. This report is available free for download. 

Methods of Engaging Students at the Start of Class

Kerry L. Cheesman of Capital University has created this article that suggests strategies to engage students. It focuses on Engagement from the 5-E Learning Cycle. The resource mentions ideas such as jokes, cartoons, poems, songs, demonstrations, current events or role-playing exercises as ways to begin instruction or a presentation. The document is two pages in length; a PDF reader is required to...

Back to School: Five Myths about Girls and Science

This resource provides a research article on five myths of girls participation in science and technology programs. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) program seeks to broaden the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education fields by supporting research, the diffusion of research-based...

Learning by Doing

This is a short article on the philosophy and strategies of active learning with particular relevance for engineering courses.

Cooperative Learning in Technical Courses: Procedures, Pitfalls, and Payoffs

This article is an introduction to the cooperative learning model of Johnson, Johnson, and Smith (references cited in the monograph), cooperative learning activities in science and engineering courses, and ways to overcome problems that may arise when this instructional approach is used.

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