Technology and Engineering Education
Summer Workshops for TEE Teachers:
3D Literacy June 4, 2018
Several teachers from central Illinois participated in this workshop. The were introduced the 3D Literacy® concept while designing and building a model traffic light. They controlled it with a small microcontroller and experienced the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Geometry in Construction July 23-26, 2018
A great group of teachers finished up an interesting and engaging week of training on the Geometry in Construction program. Tom and Bill from Littleton, CO taught the group how to bring out the geometry in the construction trades in a manner that made it understandable to everyone. The geometry teachers learned construction processes, the construction teachers learned geometry content. Together they built model houses and a play house. They also layed out and built a few sets of stairs. They are all interested in implementing this program at their schools.
Legendary Project Series: RC Boats August 6-9, 2018 CANCELLED
This workshop had to be cancelled for the summer of 2018, but could be conducted at a later date. Please contact Brad Christensen if you are interested in seeing it offered next year.
Technology and Engineering teachers are famous for cool projects. We all have our favorites. These projects are engaging and fun, but most importantly, they are a great way to teach vital content and skills. These are the Legendary Projects. Add “Race Boats” to your list of cool projects. We will be designing, building, and testing radio-controlled model race boats powered by weed trimmer motors. Yes, they will be fast!!!!
As an integral part of the workshop, we will explore how this project can be enhanced to address multiple academic standards in STEM fields and how it can be expanded for increased collaboration within and outside of the school.
The total cost of this experience will be paid by the Innovative CTE Curriculum Project. There is a $100 registration fee, however, to cover the noon meals and snacks. Housing and travel will
be the responsibility of the teacher/school.
August 6 to 9, 2018 On-campus in Turner Hall @ Illinois State University 8am to 3pm
The CTE DIVISION at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), has worked to provide resources for educators and student teachers through the innovative curriculum project). All resources are deposited at the www.Ilcte.Org site for easy access to cte curriculum material. The mission of this web site resource is for enhancement and instructional program improvement in career and technical education (cte) programs, throughout illinois, by aligning lessons with the common core state standards (ccss) - il. Learning standards, workplace skills, and occupational skills standards.
The purpose is to distribute lesson plans that address common core state standards for mathematics, english/language arts, science, social studies, etc., including power-point sets, sample test items and assessments, as well as other reference materials to illinois educators. The goal is to assist teachers throughout illinois, in their efforts with students, to develop career readiness skills and a foundation for post-secondary education.