Presentation on theme: "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Welcome Teachers & Engineers ! Sponsored by the IEEE Fort Worth Section Professional Activities Committee."— Presentation transcript:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Welcome Teachers & Engineers ! Sponsored by the IEEE Fort Worth Section Professional Activities Committee TISP - STEM Teacher In-Service Program Helping teachers improve student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Dan Cowan,
2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 Contact the Regional Education Center to spread the word about the TISP… What have we learned ? –Order Lunch AFTER 9:00 on the Day of the EVENT We contacted SubWay® ahead of time but Final Count on Day-of-Event -- Get the word out early as possible -- Ask Educators to CONFIRM attendance the week of- –Provide GOOD maps or link in to google.maps –HAVE FUN! –Pre-print the Certificates of attendance –Start collecting supplies via IEEE members (low cost solution) –Get an confirmation regarding attendance from Educators the WEEK of the TISP event!
TISP 2011 Summary 2011 Teacher In-Service Program: 58 people present on 5 August with: 36 Educators and 22 volunteers Three invited speakers, two hands-on activities and loads of FUN
FUN STUFF - This is a clip from you-tube to show how confusing Math can BE !
Fort Worth IEEE TISP 2012 Draft AGENDA 0800Sign In 0830Welcome and Opening Remarks 0845Future City Competition of North Texas, Jean Eason, EE, PE. 1000Project #1 Hands-on project - inexpensive classroom event 1115Debrief – Hands-on Project Evaluations Review-Discussion-How to use this lesson plan in a classroom 11:45Lunch & discussion 1:00IBM Presentation – Charla L Stine - Sr. IT Architect 2:15Project #2 Hands-on project - an inexpensive classroom event 3:30 Debrief – Hands-on Project Evaluations Review-Discussion-How to use this lesson plan in a classroom 3:45Wrap Up/Critiques IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – website: website - ieee.orgwebsite - ieee.org TISP --- TISP weblinkTISP weblink Contact: Dan Cowan at or for more details. Registration/Sign 4:15Adjournment
Additional Resources Contact - via to pre-university Educators –1. list of website LINKS for additional support –2. If requested, we work to get a real engineer in the Classroom –3. emphasis is placed on low cost educational support PHYSICALLY – in person – Pre-University Events - –1. Judges and $$$ for Regional Science/Engineering Fair –2. Engineering at Waco Engineering Day (cool program) –3. Judges and $$$ for Future City Competition –4. Provide recognition awards –5. Host TISP annually - at no charge to Educators –6. Coordinate Engineers in the Classroom as requested
Provide Pre-University Teacher In-Service Programs; General support to help improve student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Encourage careers in these STEM fields. MISSION
TISP Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Eye-Triple-E) What is the IEEE ? IEEE Involvement in Pre-University Education Teacher Resources from IEEE
Alexander G. Bell Elihu Thomson Charles Steinmetz Frank Sprague What Is IEEE ? The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Is a worldwide professional association of engineers from most industries. AIEEs First Technical Meeting 7-8 October 1884, at the Franklin Institute 1963: Merger of AIEE and IRE to create IEEE Today, 390,000 society members in 160 countries- 30,000 members in Texas Some of the earliest leaders of our engineering society !
R9 – 14,598 R8 – 60,856 R10 – 67,442 R1 to 6 – 215,851 R7 – 16,020 TOTAL MEMBERSHIP – 374,767 R1 – 38,617 R2 – 33,054 R3 – 30,615 R4 – 23,982 R5 – 29,444 R6 – 60,139 Reflecting the global nature of IEEE, R10 and R8 are now the two largest IEEE Regions IEEE Membership By Region 31 December 2010 IEEE Is a World Wide Organization
IEEE U.S. Regions
1. Electrification 2. Automobile 3. Airplane 4. Water Supply & Distribution 5. Electronics 6. Radio and Television 7. Agricultural Mechanization 8. Computers 9. Telephone 10. Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 11. Highways 12. Spacecraft 13. Internet 14. Imaging 15. Household Appliances 16. Health Technologies 17. Petroleum & Petrochem. Technologies 18. Laser and Fiber Optics 19. Nuclear Technologies 20. High-perform. Materials Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century are based mostly on Electro- and Information-Science & Technology
Student Career Choices ? ( Automotive Example) Unemployed Under Employed Trade Job Engineer No Car Car Car Car Washer Repair Designer Bus To Work Where is your career going ? Depressing Frustrating Back Breaking Triumphant $ 0 / Yr $ 15,100 / Yr $ 20,800 /Yr $ 57,000 / Yr AVG. $ 3,000 / Yr $ 18,000 / Yr $ 50,000 / Yr $ 105,500 / Yr
THE KNACK !!!
Purpose of Exercise Describe Approach & Materials Review Lesson Plan Details Teamwork Weigh-In ? Correction Phase Typical Lesson Plan : Engineer the best candy bag !
Candy Bag Project Debrief Did you follow directions? –Sketch, tape limit, did you predict an outcome, How could you work this for K? How could you work this for 12? –Reading, writing, reports, research Ideas to extend this lesson in a classroom? –Modifications Consider alternative science/math concepts Supplies for this project, about $0.30 per team for 26 teams
Typical Lesson Plan : Build Your Own Robot Arm Purpose of Exercise Describe Approach & Materials Review Lesson Plan Details Teamwork Lift Test Correction Phase Re-lift Test
Robot Arm Project Debrief Did you follow directions? –Sketch, tape limit, did you predict an outcome –What did the requirements change do to your solution? Does this happen in life? How could you work this for K? How could you work this for 12? –Reading, writing, reports, research Ideas to extend this lesson in a classroom? –Modifications Consider alternative science/math concepts Supplies for this project, about $1 per team for 26 teams
Discussion of Results: Lets Review the Best Candy Bag & Robot Arm Designs Winning Sizes ( by carrying weight) prettiest bag Teams Design Approach What Did We Learn ? - Engineering Principles - Practical Challenge
What are the Core STEM Problems ? Which learning structure is appropriate? Show benefits of a technical career More, less or different testing ? Others issues…… TBD ? Low Parental Involvement ! Women and minorities under-represented Relating science to everyday life Perception of engineers Why dont kids want to learn? Is it the way its Taught ? Or Understood ? Or Motivation ? Educators FEEDBACK: Define Problem to Resolve Them If we keep doing the wrong things, how can we expect change? So, what can we do differently ?
Conform to Educational Requirements … Not deviations Work with Teachers & School Districts …. Not interfere or burden ! Examples of IEEE Lesson Plans …. conformance Alignment With Texas Education Standards But Boss, I just left out a decimal point. Dont I get at least partial credit ?
Fort Worth IEEE Section Our Plan Target school districts across N-Texas each year Individual or as a group?? Coordinate with Texas Ed Agency – Region Ed. Center Prepare workshop, promo and instruction material Conduct an annual TISP workshop Recruit other IEEE & tech society members Offer and arrange factory, museum etc. field trips Provide free, accredited TISP Workshops Volunteer assistance to teachers, students or schools IEEE offers: web, lesson plans, magazines, Volunteers Feedback to IEEE for tracking and improvements
A Web portal for students, parents, school counselors and teachers Web Access to : Life of Engineer Becoming an Engineer Find a University over 80 Lesson Plans (Multi-languages) Ask An Expert Play Games
Teacher Expectations TEACHER Assistance for Promoting STEM + IEEE Support Complementing Schools Goals + Motivation Assistance from IEEE Volunteers + Science Based Lesson Plans -- and Fun, too + Teacher In - Service Accredited Workshops + Access to IEEE web & Publications Science is Fun !
Educator Resources We provide a list of websites that support STEM in the classroom Examples: (magazine published by ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)) Engineering Just Go For It! printed copies provided to attendeeshttp://www.egfi-k12.org/read-the-magazine/. IEEE Women In Engineering all things related to women in engineering, IEEE WIE TV Nerd Girls, affinity web TV featuring techie girls https://ieeetv.ieee.org/player/html/viewer#nerd-girls IEEE Central Texas Section - IEEE Central, same as Fort Worth, this section has K-12 activities Girl Start Afterschool and summer camps (STEM) for techie girls Engineering Education Service Center Activities for K-12 in TX (and US affiliated with local universities) University of Texas – Austin - Women in Engineering Program (WEP) The Gender Chip Resources to work with your schools to add girl tech programs Teacher Tech -Rice University - resources for parents to partner w/educators
Student Benefits STUDENTS Motivated To Learn STEM to: + Learn What Engineers Actually Do + Exceed Educational Testing Minimum Goals + Appreciate Technology in Everyday Life + Provide Creative and Lucrative Careers + Ensure More Engineers in the Future + Raise Understanding – As Well as Test Scores Students Learn from Technology
But __________________________F Concluding Observations- by Teachers Concluding Expectations - of Teachers Summarize Cooperation- by Fort Worth IEEE "The goal is simple... to help you achieve yours." LaRue Miller
THE END Or just the beginning?... All things are relative Albert Einstein Albert Einstein thought about relativity- for years. His math equation (E=MC ), then came years later- well after the concept. He needed to prove mathematically that his theory was correct Math is merely the language for proving your ideas (T.Rowan, Jr) 2