ERIC Number: ED489820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Invention and Innovation: A Standards-Based Middle School Model Course Guide. Advancing Technological Literacy: ITEA Professional Series
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
This guide presents a model for a standards-based contemporary technology education course for the middle school. This model course guide features an exploratory curriculum thrust for a cornerstone middle level course. It provides teachers with an overview of the concept, suggestions for planning the course, and ideas for developing student-centered instruction. It also introduces the content and impacts of invention and innovation, the core concepts of technology and problem solving: design, troubleshooting, research and development, and experimentation. This guide also provides sample resources for teachers including Internet activities, worksheets, and suggested topics to further address Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology. This document is organized into the following chapters: (1) Course Introduction; (2) Course Framework and Units of Study; and (3) Appendix.
Descriptors: Research and Development, Technological Literacy, Intellectual Property, Instructional Innovation, Middle Schools, Educational Technology, Student Centered Curriculum, Units of Study, Standards, Problem Solving
International Technology Education Association (ITEA), 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.