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McGrath, Beth; Sayres, Jason – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ITEEA members will contribute to the development of a hybrid professional development program designed to facilitate the scale-up of an innovative underwater robotics curriculum. WaterBotics[TM] is an underwater robotics curriculum that targets students in middle and high school classrooms…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Robotics, Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Curriculum
Smutny, Joan Franklin – Understanding Our Gifted, 2011
While resources for the gifted are not abundant, many schools do offer classes, programs, services, and/or clubs that broaden student learning beyond the curriculum. What can educators do to expand the horizons of gifted children--to open their minds to new worlds of knowledge and understanding? Programs for gifted students, particularly those…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
Elgin Community Coll., IL. – 1989
The vocational education satellite teleconference project accomplished two goals: (1) identified, acquired, copied, and distributed to the Illinois Vocational Curriculum Center 100 marketing or training videotapes for staff development and classroom use; and (2) provided from 15-25 variable time (1- to 3-hour) satellite teleconferences in four…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Emergency Programs
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Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield. – 1990
Designed as a recruitment pamphlet and general information guide for prospective students, this booklet contains two comprehensive charts on the 240 programs offered, and the degrees and certificates available at each of the 49 campuses in the Illinois Community College system. The first chart indicates which campuses in the system offer Associate…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees, Business Education, College Programs
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Cassola, Joel – Tech Directions, 2011
Close to a decade ago, John Hersey High School (JHHS) in Arlington Heights, Illinois, made a transition from a traditional classroom-based pre-engineering program. The new program is geared towards helping students understand the entire manufacturing process. Previously, a JHHS student would design a project in computer-aided design (CAD) software…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computers, Manufacturing, Engineering Education
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McLurkin, J.; Rykowski, J.; John, M.; Kaseman, Q.; Lynch, A. J. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
This paper describes the experiences of using an advanced, low-cost robot in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. It presents three innovations: It is a powerful, cheap, robust, and small advanced personal robot; it forms the foundation of a problem-based learning curriculum; and it enables a novel multi-robot…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning
Gallo, Dennis; And Others – 1990
This document contains technology-based learning activities for the Illinois communication technology course at the orientation level (grades 9 and 10). This packet includes a course rationale, course mission statement, course description, course outline, suggested learning objectives for each of the transportation areas, and suggested learning…
Descriptors: Architectural Drafting, Communications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs