Workshop in instrumentation, sensors, and engineering (WISE) for teachers

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Abstract

WISE introduced 20 middle and high school teachers to hands-on engineering design in an intensive two-week residential workshop at Polytechnic University. Teachers were introduced to sensors instrumentation, and engineering in a structured and integrated learning environment. Guided training consisting of lectures, tutorials, structured engineering workshops, and discussions exposed the teachers to foundational elements of engineering through the use of sensors and computerized data acquisition. The program made extensive use of team-based, real-world, engineering design projects based on the components of Project RAISE (Revitalizing Achievement using Instrumentation in Science Education) which has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). By the end of the project, participants completed 70 hours of in class professional development. In addition, in the evenings and weekend participants took part in planned activities that exposed them to contemporary engineering concerns and projects. These supplemental activities provided an additional 15 hours of professional development. The project received an overall score of 8.8 out of 10 from participating teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-Learning, E-Assessment, and Education
Pages285-291
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2007 International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-Learning, EIAE 2007, Part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering, CISSE 2007 - Bridgeport, CT, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2007Dec 12 2007

Publication series

NameInnovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-Learning, E-Assessment, and Education

Other

Other2007 International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-Learning, EIAE 2007, Part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering, CISSE 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBridgeport, CT
Period12/3/0712/12/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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