ERIC Number: ED474707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
High Schools That Work Presents a Pre-Engineering Program of Study.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
The Southern Regional Education Board partnered with the not-for-profit organization Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to develop a program connecting challenging academic courses with a pre-engineering program of study. The programs goal is to increase the number and quality of engineers and engineering technologists by providing the following items: (1) a fully developed curriculum for high schools; (2) a middle grades technology program; (3) extensive training for teachers; (4) training for school counselors; (5) access to affordable equipment; and (6) college-level certification and course credit. The program's middle grades component combines challenging academic courses with courses devoted to design and modeling, the "magic" of electrons, the science of technology, and automation and robotics. The high school component consists of a challenging standards-based pre-engineering curriculum that requires students to apply their knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology to solving real-world engineering problems in five hands-on pre-engineering courses. The program's teacher and counselor preparation component includes preassessment, a summer training institute, and ongoing training. The estimated costs of 1 middle grades laboratory with 26 student stations and the high school component for a class of 20 students are estimated at $54,147 and $95,508, respectively. Students who have participated in the program have spoken of it very highly. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Standards, Advanced Courses, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College Credits, College Preparation, Cooperative Planning, Cost Estimates, Counselor Training, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Engineering, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Technology, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Laboratories, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Stakeholders, Technology Education, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
Publication Orders Department, Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 (01V56). Fax: 404-872-1477; Web site: http://www.sreb.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.