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ITEEA Member Publishes Commentary in NSTA's The Science Teacher

October 01, 2018

In July 2017 the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) published a special edition of its high school teacher journal, The Science Teacher, focused on “Engineering: The E in STEM.” This immediately caught the attention of T&E educators across the country. ITEEA's Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE) hosted a thought-provoking listserv discussion surrounding the articles in the special edition. From this discussion two things became apparent: 1) there was a lack of awareness about T&E education programs and resources, and 2) greater collaborative efforts were needed to teach STEM to its full potential. To express these concerns and raise awareness about what T&E education contributes to STEM, Dr. Tyler Love (Assistant Professor at Penn State Harrisburg, ITEEA Member, and NSTA Safety Advisory Board Member) crafted a commentary article for The Science Teacher with the help of Katie de la Paz (ITEEA Communications Director/Editor in Chief) and Dr. Ken Roy (ITEEA safety author, NSTA Chief Safety Compliance Advisor). The article provides exemplars of Integrative STEM Education, discusses some key issues which require collaboration among science and T&E educators, and recommends some T&E education resources that teachers and researchers may find helpful. When reading this article, ITEEA members are encouraged to reflect on their collaborative practices with other STEM educators.

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