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ERIC Number: ED489820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 124
Abstractor: ERIC
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.
International Technology Education Association (ITEA), 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A