Exemplary Teaching Practices in Technology & Engineering Education

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Council on Technology Teacher Education


As we work to (re)define the role of K-12 technology and engineering education in general, and more specifically its role within the rainbow of STEM education, some teacher educators have struggled to identify durable and comprehensive descriptions of classrooms and teachers that serve as ideals to illustrate the unique potential of technology and engineering education in educating our youth. The eight teachers’ stories contained in this book provide details about effective approaches used by technology teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in the United States and in two international settings. I extend deep and sincere gratitude to the colleagues who authored these rich descriptions, and to the teachers and the schools they highlight in these chapters. On a procedural note, all teachers featured in this yearbook were given the option of being identified under a pseudonym; none opted to do so. Teachers and their school principals signed participant agreements. All photographs of students are used by permission. I hope that this 61st yearbook of the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education provides helpful insights to my fellow technology and engineering teacher educators, and inspiration to current and future classroom teachers in technology and engineering education and across the STEM disciplines. 61st Yearbook Editor Marie Hoepfl Appalachian State University