Presentation on theme: "Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center 2012-2013 ATEEC Resource Center Grant Overview April 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center ATEEC Resource Center Grant Overview April 2013
Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) ATEEC was established in 1994 as an NSF Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Center of Excellence to advance environmental and energy technology education through curriculum development, professional development, and program improvement in the nation's community colleges and secondary schools. 2
3 Partners—Old & New Eastern Iowa Community Colleges University of Northern Iowa Partnership for Environmental Technology Education Western Kentucky University Water Environment Federation Water Environment Federation®
4 The advancement of environmental and energy technology education through curriculum, professional, and program development and improvement. Mission Vision Foster a network of educational communities, supported through public and private partnerships, that ensures human health, safety, and global sustainability.
5 Title: The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center Grantor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Advanced Technological Education program Type of Grant: Resource Center DUE Award #: (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD _ID= &HistoricalAwards=false) Duration: 4 years, 10/1/12 through 9/30/16 Funding: $1.6M NSF Program Officer: David Campbell Principal Investigator: Ellen Kabat Lensch External Evaluator: The Sheinkopf Group Grant Basics
7 Key Staffing Key Personnel—Roles & Responsibilities StaffRoleResponsibility % per year Ellen Kabat LenschPrincipal Investigator Overall responsibility for all aspects of the project. Oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all activities; chairs the Advisory Committee; and ensures that all grant fiscal and program reporting requirements are fulfilled. 5% Jeremy PickardProject Manager Works under the PI to manage the day-to-day implementation and coordination of grant activities and chair the Project Management Team. 65% Kirk LaflinPETE Director Provides content expertise, coordination, management, and evaluation of the regional PETE workshops. Subaward Melonee DochertyInstructional Designer Coordinates and implements professional development activities, occupational analyses (including DACUMs), instructional design, and EERL components. 100% Gina HowellInstructional Designer Facilitates communication, dissemination, and professional development, activities. 30%
8 Key Personnel—Roles & Responsibilities StaffRoleResponsibility % per year Tony WilhelmTechnology Specialist Maintains and updates the ATEEC Web sites, webinars, and all multimedia technology activities. 65% Brian RitterEnvironmental & Energy Educator Conducts K-14 outreach activities.25% Tim HunterTechnology Specialist Develops ATEEC interactive Defining Charts.TBD Glo HanneATEEC Coordinator Coordinates activities associated with the grant.Y1&2: 30% Y3&4: 10% Doug FeilConsultantAssists in planning and implementing grant activities. TBD Key Staffing (cont.)
Grant Objectives & Activities Activity 1: Revise the Best Practices electronic manual. 9 Objective 1: Provide support and mentoring for institutions that wish to start or improve educational programs in environmental and sustainable energy technologies. Activity 2: Provide professional development activities on the Resource Center Web site. o Webinars o Networking forums
Grant Objectives & Activities 10 Objective 2: Provide mentor services to ATE projects. Support NSF ATE projects: o Encourage partnering with business and industry for: Labor market analysis Job task analysis Advisory committee Internships, etc. o Conduct DACUMs and task/occupational analyses o Review proposals o Evaluate ATE projects o Serve on ATE advisory committees o Market ATE projects and programs o Disseminate ATE project/program materials
Grant Objectives & Activities (cont.) Activity 1: Conduct Defining Technology forums and occupational /task analyses for business, industry, and educational institutions. o New: Water & wastewater technology o Update: Environmental technology (2008) Activity 2: Revise Technology and Environmental Decisionmaking educational modules. 11 Objective 3: Establish and support additional industry, business, and academic partnerships.
Grant Objectives & Activities (cont.) Activity 1: Create interactive career Web sites for Defining Energy Technologies and Services, Defining Water Technology, and Defining Environmental Technology targeted to high school career counselors and students. 12 Objective 4: Promote technician careers, visibility, and the public image of environmental and sustainable energy technology. Activity 2: Update and revise ATEEC’s existing online, interactive national directory of environmental, energy, and water technology programs.
Grant Objectives & Activities (cont.) Activity 1: Conduct DACUMs at NSF ATE Project college sites. Colleges only pay for ATEEC travel expenses. Activity 2: Conduct two PETE regional conferences during each project year to address technician knowledge, skills, and competencies in the workplace. 13 Objective 5: Address technician knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for the evolving, converging, and emerging technical workplace. Activity 3: Expand the Resource Center scope beyond environmental and energy educators to include technician educators in other career fields that require knowledge of environmental and energy technology.
Grant Objectives & Activities (cont.) Activity 1: Update the ATEEC Resource Center Web site. o Review of products for currency & relevancy o New product materials solicitation o Focus groups for feedback on revision of current ATEEC product materials o ATEEC News distribution twice a year, with biweekly online articles 14 Objective 6: Screen, validate, update, and broadly distribute exemplary materials, curricula, and pedagogical practices adapted or designed by ATE Centers and Projects and other sources.
Grant Objectives & Activities (cont.) Activity 2: Update the EERL (Environmental and Energy Resources Library) Web site. 15 Objective 6 (cont.):
16 ATEEC Staff Contact Information Staff PhoneLocation* Day, Diamond, Docherty, Feil, Finn, Hanne, Howell, Lensch, Ellen Morgan, Pickard, Ritter, Wilhelm, *D.O. = District Office: 306 W. River Drive Davenport, IA *M.P. = Mississippi Plaza 201 N. Harrison St., Suite 101 Davenport, IA *Nahant Marsh Ed Center 4220 Wappelo Ave. Davenport, IA 52802
17 Additional Details to be Found in Grant ATEEC Resource Center Management Plan and Timeline……….…Page 12 Project Goals, Objectives, Deliverables and Activities…………….....Page 5 Sustainability Plan…………………………………………………………………...Page 10 Evaluation Outcomes & Indicators for ATEEC Resource Center...Page 13
External Evaluation (Sheinkopf Group) Covers the period 10/1/12 – 6/1/13 Draft report will be sent to ATEEC for review by 5/1/13. ATEEC will review the draft and submit final version to The Sheinkopf Group (TSG) by 5/15/13. TSG will submit the final evaluation report by 6/1 and ATEEC will submit it to NSF along with their annual report. 18 ATEEC Evaluation Report
External Evaluation (cont.) Overall focus is on accomplishments and activities toward meeting objectives stated in the proposal. NSF’s key measure of success is the impact of the program on the various audiences served (includes students, faculty, community, etc.). They also look for evidence of diversity in the program (inclusion of women, minorities, etc.) and also the outlook for sustainability of the program after NSF funding ends. 19 The External Evaluation
External Evaluation (cont.) Emphasis in the evaluation will be on activities planned for first year of the project (e.g., hold two professional development webinars each year, work with Western Kentucky University and facilitate a workshop on water and wastewater technology, update online national map of environmental and energy technology programs). Evaluation metrics: o Were these activities conducted? If so, what were the results (based on data collected by ATEEC and by TSG)? If not, why? o Do the results show they have met their targets (e.g., number of charts disseminated, number of webinars held, usage increase of Best Practices manual)? 20 The External Evaluation (cont.)