Dr. Margie PinnellKettering Labs 361
During your six-week program, your team will participate in workshops and activities that focus on curriculum development, inquiry-based learning and the STEM Education Quality Framework (SQF) as established by the Dayton Regional STEM Center (DRSC).
Teachers and pre-service teachers will develop and write STEM curriculum that focuses on engineering design and innovation that aligns with the academic content standards. Engineering students, faculty mentors and a curriculum development coordinator facilitate and guide this process using techniques and strategies developed through the DRSC STEM Fellow program's well-established, research-based curriculum templates and SQF concepts.
At the close of our program, your team will share with participants and invited guests an overview of your team's developed curriculum along with a hands-on activity sample. Following your team's presentation, a question-and-answer period begins, so your team receives immediate feedback for future successes.
Finally, team-developed curriculum presented during our program is subjected to a piloting and editing process that is published on the DRSC website at www.daytonregionalstemcenter.org. The DRSC website enables your work to a be widely disseminated and accessed by others as well as used by teachers across the nation. Currently, we are also converting this curriculum for publication on the TeachEngineering! website at www.teachengineering.org.