CASE Presents Evaluation Project Findings at Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference

On October 27th, 2017, at the 10th annual Read.Write.Act.Virtual Conference, CASE presented evaluation findings and research from the Engineering for All (EfA) project to an audience of college students at campus based literacy groups, program administrators, higher education faculty, and non-profit professionals from around the country.

A link to the recording for the presentation will be uploaded onto the SCALE website. In the meantime -- you may review the presentation description that's provided below and view the slide deck by clicking here

Engineering for All: Where middle school engineering design meets social justice. A new curriculum for technology teachers
 

The presentation will report findings from an NSF funded project to develop and study two six week modules for middle school technology education classes that supports engineering and technology literacy through five unitizing themes of design, modeling, systems, resources, and human values while promoting social justice and the potential for engineering as a social good. The units focus on two important real world needs: availability of clean water and production of needed food. Presented within a global context students learn to create inexpensive water filtration and hydroponic gardening systems. This presentation will share what was learned about creating this curriculum and outcomes for student and teacher after completing the curriculum. Participants will learn about the Engineering for All materials and take away strategies and ideas for how social justice can be fostered within an engineering and technology literacy setting.
Presenters:

Melissa Gelin, Graduate Student at Queens College, CUNY/Research Assistant at the Center for Advanced Studies in Education (CASE) at the CUNY Graduate Center

Francesca Teora, Doctoral Candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY/Research Assistant at the Center for Advanced Studies in Education (CASE) at the CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Deborah Hecht, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Study in Education, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York

Dr. Michael Hacker, Co-Director, Center for STEM Research, Hofstra University

Submitted on: JAN 3, 2018

Category: Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE)