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ERIC Number: EJ782302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Developing Maryland's Technology Education Leaders for the 21st Century: Technology Education Leadership Project (TELP)
Copeland, Leon L., Sr.; Gray, Robert C.
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v39 n3 p104-121 Spr 2002
Through the competitive proposal process, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) received a three-year Teacher Enhancement Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in March 1998. The Maryland State Department of Education provided additional funds for the grant. The purpose of the grant was to administer the Technology Education Leadership Project (TELP), a statewide project designed to enable technology education teachers to more effectively deliver instruction that results in students achieving the technology outcomes identified by the State of Maryland. TELP addressed a long-term goal of Maryland educators to enhance technology literacy for all students by integrating the study of mathematics, science, and technology as a required component of the educational program. One of the primary objectives of TELP was to provide in-service professional training and teacher enhancement for more than 400 Maryland technology education teachers. Areas of instructional focus included the Core Technologies, teaching/learning strategies, and leadership. The project involved five components: (a) summer institutes; (b) local planning teams; (c) weekend institutes; (d) local in-service training; and (e) evaluation and follow-up. TELP brought together instructional resources and personnel in a statewide effort to develop Maryland's technology education leaders for the 21st century. Its activities have enhanced participants' technical knowledge base, strengthened instructional practices, and developed leadership skills. Future plans for TELP include submitting additional proposals to NSF and the Maryland State Department of Education to support TELP Institutes that will focus on the "Standards for Technological Literacy". (Contains 1 figure and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland