Thursday, December 10, 2009

Education for Innovation Website Launched

From ITEA member Dave Janosz:

Today I am launching a new website and Podcast dedicated to helping people understand how and why students study technology and engineering K-12.

The website is and the Podcast feed can be found at

While the intended audience is those outside of our immediate profession, I hope that you also may find some of the material useful.  It is the only resource that I know of that explores the issue through multimedia and commentary by those inside AND outside of the profession.  The guests tout the study of technology and engineering not only within a STEM model, but also within a larger interdisciplinary context, and explain in simple terms what goes on inside classrooms every day.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Incorporation of Technology/Engineering Concepts into Academic Standards in Massachusetts

Efforts by Massachusetts over the past decade to develop academic technology/engineering standards and implement related programs has become a reference point for a number of other states and countries looking to support K–12 engineering education. This paper outlines the process Massachusetts has undertaken and describes some successes and challenges related to the development and implementation of engineering programs in K–12 schools.