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ERIC Number: EJ1130736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Resources in Technology and Engineering: A Journey to Increase Student Engagement
Akers, Ruth
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v76 n5 p28-32 Feb 2017
Increasing student achievement is a fundamental concern for many school districts and teachers. Providing students with engaging, blended STEM educational experiences may help them understand how scientists and engineers solve problems. The purpose of this article is to share teaching strategies and student activities that will not only increase student engagement, but also familiarize students with the engineering way of thinking and improve interest in technology education content. The author describes a STEM camp experience for incoming freshmen at the Sollers Point Technical High School in Baltimore, MD. The goal of this project, which is centered on how to build pyramids without heavy construction equipment, is to help students feel more comfortable as they enter high school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A