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Editorial: Integrated STEM and Current Directions in the STEM Community

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CITE Journal Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

uring this National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS; see ntls.info), concurrent “strand” deliberations took place over 2 days. One of those strands was entitled American Innovations in the Content Areas: STEM, and the discussion within that strand is the focus of this editorial. The American Innovations project has students reconstruct and enhance early inventions using advanced manufacturing, while exploring related science and mathematical models. As a springboard for discussion, our group engaged in two project activities, one involved taking a series of measurements to derive Ohm’s Law and the other demonstrated an activity that had middle school students derive Ampere’s Law for Solenoids. This editorial outlines the three main areas of the group’s discussion, including (a) the benefits of integrated STEM activities, (b) difficulties of implementing integrated STEM activities in schools, and (c) action items to move forward as a STEM community.

Citation

Burrows, A.C., Garofalo, J., Barbato, S., Christensen, R., Grant, M., Kinshuk, , Parrish, J., Thomas, C. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2017). Editorial: Integrated STEM and Current Directions in the STEM Community. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 478-482. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved August 15, 2018 from .

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