Presentation on theme: "IEEE Teacher In-Service Training Program Region 6 4-5 April 2008 Los Angeles, California Day 2 - Robot Arm."— Presentation transcript:
IEEE Teacher In-Service Training Program Region April 2008 Los Angeles, California Day 2 - Robot Arm
How to Begin? Two pronged approach: l Build relationships with school districts. l Build interest in members.
How to Begin a TISP activity? Two pronged approach: l Build relationships with schools and school districts l Teachers, headmasters, principals, superintendents l Build interest in the membership
The IEEE Volunteer and TISP IEEE Members are very generous with their time IEEE Members are very willing to share their experiences Educational Outreach events get enthusiastic volunteer support
Two types of TISP volunteers TISP Champions - take responsibility to establish and maintain a TISP program in “their” school system TISP Trainers - energetic supporters of the initiative, willing to interact with teachers and serve as “coaches” during TISP presentations You need BOTH
TISP Champions TISP Champions bear the burden of organization, preparation, and logistics of the program Once energized, champions are self motivated The reward for the TISP Champion is immediate - they see their reward on the faces of the teachers (and sometimes students)
TISP Trainers Relatively easy to recruit for an established TISP Very effective, with minimal training Genuinely enjoy the experience Their only responsibility is to "show up and do the work”
Growing Your TISP Champions Focus on TISP Champions - the TISP lifeline Invite/Recruit/Draft potential IEEE Champions to established events Use TISP presentations to train future Champions Use TISP presentations to cross-train the other TISP Champions
How to Develop Champions Teaching Approach: See one, Do one, Teach one Team Approach: Co-Champions support a school or school system, but responsibilities are spread among them
Sections must support the TISP Champions TISP Champions are rare and precious Encourage Section to Champion communication Online forum and resources to share information Encourage Champions to share ideas celebrate success lament failures Communicate. Communicate. Communicate
Recruiting Volunteers l Articles placed in Section and Student Branch newsletters l Announcements l At Section and Student Branch meetings l At Chapter meetings l At Section Executive Committee meetings l Informal contacts with fellow students l Try to adjust the role of a volunteer to his/her comfort level and time availability
Choose Relevant Topics l Choose topics of interest to members l Adjust topics to the needs of your school system l Ask teachers, curriculum supervisors and curriculum specialists (assistant principals) what topics are needed l Emphasize “hands-on” activities l Be careful about costs to schools
We have Many New Lesson Plans Give Binary A TryComputer arithmetic and ALU design Hand Biometrics TechnologyBiometrics Sail AwayWatercraft design Simple Kitchen MachinesSimple Machines Dispenser DesignsDesign: user satisfaction, costs, materials Engineering Ups and DownsElevators Build a Big WheelFerris Wheels If you cannot find what you want consider creating it!
Plan Times and Places l Special Events l Teacher conferences l Meetings of teacher organizations l Places l College Campuses l Teacher conference venues l If you need funds for a special event you can almost always get it if you ask well ahead of time
Follow-up Activities/Metrics l Count the number of educators who participated in your teacher in-service program l Be sure that teachers complete the 12 item questionnaire l EAD will tabulate the results l Follow-up with teachers to determine the level of implementation of the concepts and activities l Consider a sign in sheet to include an address l Consider sending a follow-up postcard/ to attendees
Questions or Comments
Build Your Own Robot Arm Region 6 Los Angeles, California 5 April 2008 Ralph Painter, Florida West Coast Section Douglas Gorham, Educational Activities
Principles & Standards for School Mathematics l Data analysis and Probability Standards: l Formulate questions that can be addresses with data and collect, organize and display relevant data to answer them l Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
National Science Education Standards Standard A: Science as Inquiry l Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry l Understanding about scientific inquiry
National Science Education Standards Standard B: Physical Science l Property of Matter and changes of properties of matter
Standards for Technological Literacy Students will develop an understanding of… l Standard 8. the attributes of design. l Standard 10. the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.
Standards for Technological Literacy Students will develop… l Standard 11. the abilities to apply the design process. l Standard 20. an understanding of and be able to select and use construction technologies.
Outline and Procedures l Divide into pairs l Brainstorm and create a sketch of your design l Build a model of your design with given materials: a limit of 3 feet of tape per team l Calculate the approximate volume of the bag l Predict how much weight the bag might hold l Test the strength of your bag l Discuss and agree upon a redesigned bag l Rebuild your prototype bag l Retest the strength of your bag l Answer reflection questions as a team
Reflection l What was one thing you liked about your design? l What is one thing you would change about your design based on your experience? l How did the materials provided impact your design? l How might you incorporate this activity into your classroom instruction?