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Barker, Bradley S.; Nugent, Gwen; Grandgenett, Neal F. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2014
In the United States and many other countries there is a growing emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education that is expanding the number of both in-school and out-of-school instructional programs targeting important STEM outcomes. As instructional leaders increasingly train teachers and facilitators to undertake…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, STEM Education, Alignment (Education)
Barker, Bradley S.; Ansorge, John – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2007
This paper reports on a pilot study that examined the use of a science and technology curriculum based on robotics to increase the achievement scores of youth ages 9-11 in an after school program. The study examined and compared the pretest and posttest scores of youth in the robotics intervention with youth in a control group. The results…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, School Activities, Intervention, Scores
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Barker, Bradley S.; Grandgenett, Neal; Nugent, Gwen; Adamchuk, Viacheslav I. – Journal of Extension, 2010
The study reported here examined the effectiveness of educational robotics combined with GPS/GIS technologies used as "digital manipulatives" in the teaching of concepts in science, engineering, and technology. Based on the success of previous summer camps, the study also examined a scaling-up of the intervention from 38 participants to…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Extension Education, Youth Programs, Scientific Concepts