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Last Day to Register for: "Doing: A National Imperative" Webinar

March 04, 2018

ITEEA's specially designed professional development webinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.



March 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenters: Johnny J. Moye Ph.D., DTE and

William E. Dugger, Jr., Ph.D., DTE


This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.



This presentation will provide findings from the Learn Better by Doing Study. This study determined to what extent K-12 students were doing standards-based, hands-on activities in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms. More than 5,900 elementary, middle, and high school STEM teachers participated in this four-year (2014-2017) study. ITEEA’s Foundation for Technology and Engineering Education (FTEE), Dugger/Gerrish endowment provided support for this study.

Nationwide assessments and reports indicate that students are lacking the ability to troubleshoot and solve everyday problems. The Phi Delta Kappan 49th Annual Report on the Publics Attitudes Toward the Public Schools (PDK, 2017) found that 82% of surveyed adults think that students should be taking technology and engineering courses. The 2016 Change the Equation (Vital Signs) report on the condition of STEM education in the United States warns education leaders that “without intentional strategies to expose many more young people to technology and engineering, we are leaving a critical aspect of students’ education to chance” (CTEq, 2016, p.1).

Among other important findings, the Learn Better by Doing Study found that technology and engineering students are learning by doing standards-based, hands-on activities using engineering design processes more frequently than science and mathematics students. This presentation will provide study results as well as discuss the implication of those results. Time for comments and questions will be held at the end of the presentation.

William E. Dugger, Jr., is currently the Senior Fellow at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). From 1994 to 2005, he was the director of ITEEA’s Technology for All Americans Project. He is an emeritus professor at Virginia Tech and served as a professor of education and the program area leader for technology education in the College of Education at Virginia Tech from 1972 to 1994. He was a president of ITEA (1984-85) and he has served on the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Board of Directors and was the PDK District VIII representative from 1992-1998. His current professional focus is on the basic meaning of technology and how technology is similar to and yet different from science. He was Director for the ITEA project titled Technology for All Americans funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) from 1994-2005 that developed national Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) and Advancing Excellence in Technology Education (AETL) in the United States. His research grants total more than $15 million and he has written numerous books, curriculum guides, and papers on technology and technological literacy. He has also given many presentations worldwide and has served as consultant to numerous educational institutions, government agencies, and corporations.


Johnny J Moye is a 27-year U.S. Navy veteran. He earned the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and among other awards received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In 2003 he received his Masters Degree in Education from Old Dominion University and became a high school technology education teacher. In 2009, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree also from Old Dominion University. In 2008, he was recognized as the Virginia Technology Education Association (VTEA) High School Technology Education Teacher of the Year. In March 2009 ITEEA presented Johnny with the Teacher Excellence award and the Donald Maley Outstanding Graduate Student Citation. After serving as the Chesapeake (Virginia) Public Schools Supervisor of Career and Technical Education, he received the Commonwealth of Virginia Technology Education Supervisor of the Year award in 2013.

In 2013, Johnny received the ITEEA Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE) designation. He was presented the Dr. Gerald F. Day authorship award in 2013 and 2016. In 2015 ITEEA presented him with the William J. Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award. Also in 2015, Dr. Moye received the Virginia Technology and Engineering Educators Association Academy of Scholars Citation.

Johnny was the VTEA/VTEEA President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President from 2010 to 2013. From 2009 through 2011 Dr. Moye served as an Executive Steering Committee member for the development of the National Assessment of Educational Progress – Technology and Engineering Literacy (NAEP-TEL) Assessment. In 2015 and 2016 he performed the duties as the NAEP-TEL Achievement Level Setting Content Expert. Currently, Dr. Moye is an education consultant, Old Dominion University adjunct professor, and an ITEEA Research Associate.




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