The Joint Conference of the 106th Mississippi Valley Technology Teacher Education Conference and the 57th Southeastern Technology Education Conference, 14-15 November, 2019, Nashville, Tennessee
Old Dominion University (ODU) provides a six-hour, hands on workshop to train technology education teachers in design-based learning, production laboratory safety, and laboratory management. The teachers are provided with information about technology education content and pedagogy as well as safety contracts, legal liability, and machine use and maintenance. Teachers in this workshop learn (or update) important laboratory safety procedures and tool skills through instruction, demonstrations, and an active learning project.
The workshop is co-hosted by the ODU Technology Education Program and the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA). Three workshops have been held and program interest is increasing. The first workshop had 10 attendees while the second had 20 with a waiting list of 15 teachers. The third workshop was hosted by Arlington public schools and had nine teachers. A new program comprising of six, two-hour sessions is being conducted with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Professional Development points are provided through the Virginia Department of Education. The teachers are provided materials and instruction on professionalism, ethics, and professional organization involvement.
Original Publication Citation
Ferguson, K., & Reed, P. A. (2019). How can career switchers and teachers without formal training be quickly prepared to teach engineering and technology education? The Joint Conference of the 106th Mississippi Valley Technology Teacher Education Conference and the 57th Southeastern Technology Education Conference, 14-15 November, 2019, Nashville, Tennessee.
Ferguson, Kathleen and Reed, Philip A., "How Can Career Switchers and Teachers Without Formal Training Be Quickly Prepared to Teach Engineering and Technology Education?" (2019). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 169.