ERIC Number: ED316137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Using Computer Graphics in the 90's.
Towne, Violet A.
Computer-Aided Design, a hands-on program for public school teachers, was first offered in the summer of 1987 as an outgrowth of a 1986 robotics training program. Area technology teachers needed computer-aided design (CAD) training because of a New York State Education system transition from the industrial arts curriculum to a new curriculum in technology. To meet this need, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, in conjunction with Sauquoit Valley Central School, designed a two-week training program to prepare secondary school technology teachers to teach CAD. The program has gained popularity each year, expanding from the original Basic CAD training course to include an advanced class and a course in desktop publishing and presentation graphics. Over 110 teachers have completed the program for 44 hours of inservice training. In this collaborative effort, the schools involved provided experienced and knowledgeable instructors and classrooms with microcomputers, industry provided participants with an overview of practical CAD applications by allowing teacher observation of their operations, and government provided financing. The program has proved effective in keeping teachers current with computer technology and has provided teachers the opportunity to share classroom successes and learn from each other. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Utica/Rome. Inst. of Technology.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.