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December 12, 2018

Post-Conference/Fall Update
December 2018
Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education


Election Results:
The Council is pleased to announce the results of our 2018 elections for President and Secretary. Dr. Steven Shumway has been selected by the membership as our incoming President. His term will begin at the close of the 2019 ITEEA conference, and will run through March 2022. Shumway has taught at the university level as a teacher educator since 1993, and currently is as Professor in the Technology & Engineering Studies program in the School of Technology / College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. He also taught high school electronics and engineering for six years. Dr. Shumway has served on the Board of Directors for the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association; has been an active member of the CTETE Teacher Preparation Committee; is a regular presenter at state, regional, and national conferences; and devotes considerable professional time providing professional development helping K-12 teachers implement STEM activities into their classroom instruction.

Dr. Mauricio Castillo will also join the Council as the incoming Secretary beginning in March 2019, and will serve a three-year term. Castillo is Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles, where he teaches in the Department of Technology. Dr. Castillo has worked for over 25 years in the areas of STEAM/STEM education at the K-16 levels, and maintains active involvement at the local and state levels. Castillo completed his PhD at Colorado State University. He earned both BS and MA degrees in Industrial and Technical Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Castillo has a total of seven years’ experience as an industrial technology teacher, in both California and Colorado. Castillo’s research includes development of assessment tools for evaluating the effectiveness of technology education programs.

Please join us in welcoming Steve Shumway and Mauricio Castillo to the CTETE Executive Committee!

Research Monograph Series:
Dr. John Wells reports that the first Research Monograph Series has been completed and posted for your review.


The R&S Committee achieved a major accomplishment in 2018 with the inaugural publication in June of the CTETE Research Monograph Series (RMS) established to support new and emerging scholars of the field. Development of the RMS began with several Calls for Proposals made throughout the fall of 2017. These calls resulted in multiple manuscript submissions, four of which met the criteria and were selected for possible publication. Every manuscript underwent a double-blind review by independent R&S Committee members, with a third and final review conducted by the Chair. Following final reviews, all manuscripts were formatted for inclusion in an established monograph format.


Efforts to gain publication through the Virginia Tech Library journal management system resulted in approval for hosting the RMS as an online, open-access e-journal. A news release on the ITEEA web site and post to the CTETE Listserv announced the publication of the first RMS issue, and the ITEEA now has a permanent link to the RMS on their Councils page under the CTETE Research tab. Our link is on the CTETE web site under the Publications link: http://ctete.org/research-monograph-series/.


The RMS is striving to establish an international presence and ensure that our global scholars are well represented in future issues. To that end, an announcement was made at the PATT 2018 conference this summer in Ireland soliciting manuscript submissions for the 2019 issue of the RMS, with several Calls for Proposal made afterwards via email to conference attendees. As well, throughout the fall requests to disseminate the Call for Proposal were sent to multiple international university scholars, along with several calls posted to the CTETE listserv. These efforts have resulted in an increased number of both national and international manuscript submissions to be considered for the 2019 issue. These manuscripts are currently being prepared for double-blind reviews, which we anticipate will begin sometime mid-January 2019.


Conference 2019:
The formal schedule for the ITEEA/CTETE Conference will available in early 2019. There is a link on our web page for a quick review of the CTETE Strand for the conference: https://www.iteea.org/News/282/144811.aspx.


Vice-president Scott Warner has done a wonderful job of planning the CTETE strand of the conference in Kansas City. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn from and interact with our excellent presenters. Thank you, Scott, for your always thorough work to get the most out of the presentation slots we are alloted.


The CTETE Yearbook and Awards Reception:
The CTETE Yearbook and Awards reception will be held on Thursday night, March 28th. The time and place will be posted in early 2019 as ITEEA solidifies its conference schedule. Please support this event by participating in the recognition of our colleagues’ good work.

CTETE Committee Updates:
From Paul Post – Accreditation Committee
The CTETE Accreditation Committee has drafted Accreditation Standards to use in evaluating technology and engineering teacher education programs. There are six standards with outcome statements called “indicators.” The Committee is seeking to inform the profession and invite feedback on the standards, recently at the MVTTEC/STEC Conference and at the coming ITEEA Conference. In addition to the presentation and general dialogue at MVTTEC/STEC there was a more in-depth evening open meeting discussing these standards. Our next step is to combine various suggestions, including a piece on implementation, into a revised draft for presentation at ITEEA. Thanks to all who have helped in the process.

From Dr. Scott Bartholomew – Curriculum Committee
This summer we set out on stage 1 of our 5-year plan. Stage 1 involved an initial investigation into what our curriculum actually is. We collected program of study documents from 8 university TEE programs and then identified several categories which represented areas our curriculum touches (i.e., the STLs, CS, Engineering, etc.). Each program of study document was sent to three members of the committee (all members are TEE professors/graduate students). Committee members independently reviewed the documents and identified instances where they saw one of the categories (i.e., the STLs, CS, Engineering, etc.) represented in a course. Inter-rater reliabilities were calculated as well as the results for how the existing curriculum represents the various categories represented.

We are currently in the final stages of a joint-authored article which will be submitted before the years’ end to the TET for peer-review and publication. Further, our proposal to present at ITEEA was accepted and we will be sharing some of the initial findings during the conference in March.

Stage 2 of our five year plan includes broadening our curriculum review to include additional universities and further steps on this project.

We are actively recruiting members to join the committee who are willing to contribute and work with this team.

From Aaron Clark – Leadership Committee
The 21st Century Leadership development program is still going strong under the leadership of Dr. William Havice and Dr. Roger Hill. The 21st Century program is always looking for new scholars to be mentored in our profession, so if you know if any students, please apply when announced. The committee with continue offering professional development sessions at ITEEA conferences and this spring, we will have a panel to discuss sponsored research and how to get funded.

From Dr. Tyler Love – Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee has made some positive strides this year. In collaboration with Steve Barbato and CJ James, the committee got the teacher education programs listed under their respective state page on the ITEEA Stem by State website. This links back to the CTETE pages. Looking to the future we need to standardize and update the information on the CTETE teacher education program pages. There is a survey ready to be sent out to the program coordinators. Immediate needs are more bodies on this committee willing to help update the website. Currently this committee has 1 active member.

From Dr. John Wells – Research and Scholarship Committee
The Research and Scholarship Committee has accomplished much this year. Earlier in this newsletter, the committee chair informed us of their work to bring new research to the membership through the Research Monograph Series.

In addition to launching our new online e-journal, during the fall of 2017 three separate Calls for Proposals for the 2018 Outstanding Research and Silvius-Wolansky Awards were made to members of the Association. Calls were posted to the CTETE Listserv, as well as via direct email to all CTETE members. This resulted in multiple applications being submitted in the fall, and by mid-February 2018 every manuscript had been read, evaluated, and rated by each member of the R&S committee. Recipients were presented with their awards at the 2018 ITEEA conference. The process of solicitation has once again been repeated this fall for the 2019 awards, and we have now received multiple applications from both national and international members. These manuscripts are currently being prepared for evaluation by the R&S committee members, which will begin in January 2018.

From Dr. Daniel Kelley – Teacher Preparation Committee
The Teacher Preparation Committee has seen changes in leadership and committee membership this year. Due to the popularity of last year’s presentation at the ITEEA conference, Vinson Carter, Josh Brown, Julie Maynard, and Natalie Emery will present: Navigating the ITEEA Conference for new attendees this year in Kansas City. Other goals for this year were to continue development of an ongoing project related to coding, computer programming, and computational thinking, research related to where Technology and Engineering Education teachers come from, and a survey of past Teacher Excellence Award Winners to determine the traits these educators have in common 

Opportunities to Participate on Committees:
We believe that it is important for our members to be engaged in the mission of the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education. The CTETE needs members who can make their voices heard within our profession and as advocates for Technology and Engineering Education in other outside forums. Participation on one of our many committees is one way to become informed about the initiatives that are underway and those that have been proposed during the last year. Members and non-members alike, are invited to attend the business meeting and work sessions to learn what each committee has accomplished, and what they plan to do in the future.

We encourage you to apply for membership on one of our Strategic Committees to continue the good work of each committee. There are many valuable networking and collaboration opportunities that come with membership. A brief summary of each CTETE Strategic Committee follows:

Curriculum Development Committee: Its primary function is to provide leadership for the review, development, or implementation of standards-based curricula and articulation with other disciplines.

Leadership Development Committee: Its primary function is to advance and promote leadership development activities within the technology teacher education profession.

Marketing Committee: Its primary function is to position and market technology education and technology teacher education to a variety of stakeholders.

Research and Scholarship Committee: Its primary function is to develop and promote a research agenda to serve as a foundation for curriculum, program, and professional development, as well as assessment, and to promote the utilization of research findings for improving technology teacher education.

Teacher Preparation Committee: Its primary function is to promote the development of innovative models for undergraduate and graduate program delivery and teacher licensure, and adoption of these models by technology teacher education programs.

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact me before the conference at: Cmclaughlin@ric.edu. I will be happy to find a place for you on one of the committees.

TETE Directory 58th Annual Directory:
This is gentle reminder to all of us who receive the annual TETE Directory survey from our friend, Dr. George Rogers. Please, fill out the survey next fall (2019) and return it to Dr. Rogers ASAP. This year’s edition has been sent to the printers and will be available to members in the near future. George has continued to work very hard (in his retirement), as the TETE Directory Editor, to provide us with the latest updates to our Technology Teacher Education programs. The TETE Directory is a valuable resource to our profession and should be treated as such. The Directory should be a reflection of our programs and provide the necessary details for those who are researching programs, and for those who are concerned for the health of our profession. A publication such as this should not be taken lightly because it is one of the sources that people outside of this profession could use to define us. I am asking that we try to provide a good accounting of our programs for the next year’s 58th annual TETE Directory.


We are grateful for Dr. George Rogers’ commitment to this valuable project and for his continuing dedication to the Technology and Engineering Teacher Education Profession.

Standards Initiatives:
There is news on two standards initiatives. First, Paul Post and the Accreditation Committee have been working diligently to develop draft standards for accreditation. As you know, we left the NCATE/CAEP accreditation process because the cost was unsustainable for a small organization like CTETE. For many schools national accreditation was gold standard for their legitimacy. The Accreditation Committee Chairperson, Dr. Paul Post, along with members of the Executive Committee, in particular Dr. Marie Hoepfl, are looking at feasible options to restore the accreditation process for our programs. We hope to get input before, during and after the conference on what appropriate teacher education standards might look like. There will be more to come in the future.


The second initiative, which is spearheaded by Dr. Thomas Loveland, is one that is long overdue. This undertaking is moving forward to update the 2000/2002/2007 Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology. A team of 38 will work in the summer of 2019 on revising the STLs in order to make them more contemporary and relevant to users. Before the team meets, data analysis from the recent ITEEA survey will be compiled to inform team decisions.

According to Tom:
The questions in the survey were designed to get feedback from classroom teachers, supervisors and university professors about what they would like to see revised or kept in the standards. The survey has been disseminated to over 60,000 people, not just ITEEA members. We have an outstanding leadership team of eight who will be directing this project and they will be each nominating two individuals to serve as reviewers. A random selection of the first group of reviewers will then select additional reviewers. Our goal is to get to 30 reviewers that represent classroom teachers, supervisors, representatives from affiliated organizations and (mostly) professors from CTETE to do the review and rewriting. The reviewer team will include diverse representation, ethnically, by gender and geographically.

We applied in November to NSF for a $77,000 conference grant to pay for the meeting next summer with stipends for the reviewers. In our application, we identified ASEE, NSTA and NCTM as organizations we would like to see represented in the review team. In addition, there is a realistic time frame that should result in a finished set of standards in March of 2020 at the ITEEA conference. Our goal this fall was to develop and disseminate a survey to answer basic questions about the direction ITEEA members and other stakeholders would like the STLs to go and to work to obtain funding from NSF. Until the funding comes through, we are not moving on to the next steps of developing the final review team. Initial leadership on this project started with the CTETE Executive Board and involvement by key ITEEA leaders. Eight leaders in the field of Technology and Engineering Education have been contacted and all have agreed to serve as part of the STL Revision Leadership Team. As funding becomes available, more information will be shared about how CTETE members can get involved.

Awards and Recognitions:
(Award proposals are due on December 28, 2018)
http://ctete.org/award-application-forms/

CTETE Outstanding Research Award - The CTETE sponsors an annual award for outstanding scholarly research in the field of Technology and Engineering Teacher Education. This award is presented to a member or members of the CTETE who have provided significant service to the profession through research and related scholarship in the preparation of Technology and Engineering Education teachers or enhancement of professional practice in technology education. The CTETE Outstanding Research Award will consist of a framed award certificate and a monetary award of $500. Recipients of the award are asked to submit a manuscript of their work to the Journal of Technology Education. http://ctete.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/ 08/2019-CTETE-Research-Award.pdf

Sylvius-Wolansky Award for Outstanding Scholarly Publication in Technology & Engineering Education - The manuscript being nominated should make a significant contribution to Technology and Engineering Education in one or more areas such as research, curriculum development, teaching methodology, etc. The scholarly work must be an article, research report, chapter, monograph, or book published within the two calendar years preceding the nomination deadline. Edited works, for example those that involve one or more editors and several or more authors (such as CTETE Yearbooks and special theme issues of journals), shall not be eligible for this award.
http://ctete.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Silvius- Wolansky-Publication-Award.pdf

Gerhard Salinger Award for Enhancing STEM Education through Technological/ Engineering Design-Based Instruction - The award was created in honor of Dr. Gerhard Salinger, program officer at the National Science Foundation from 1989 to 2014, whose work to promote the use of engineering design activity and whose advocacy for technology and engineering education has widely influenced STEM education. This award is presented annually to an individual or team of collaborators whose work has exemplified, promoted, investigated, and/or enhanced teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through the effective application of technological / engineering design activity. The award is open to classroom teachers, university educators, school administrators, and others whose contributions are consistent with the selection criteria. http://ctete.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Salinger- Award-Announcement-1.pdf

The Atlanta Conference: Awards
We thank our membership for supporting our presenters, participating in CTETE sponsored events, and for recognizing our award winners.

The CTETE Technology and Engineering Teacher Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Edward M. Reeve
Utah State University

The Gerhard Salinger Award for Enhancing I-STEM Education Through Technological/Engineering Design-Based Instruction
Scott Bartholomew, Todd Kelley, Greg Strimel, Paul Asunda and Nathan Mentzer

Outstanding Research Award:
Scott Bartholomew, Ed Reeve, Raymond Veon, Victor Lee, and Wade Goodridge for: Relationships between Access to Mobile Devices, Student Self-Directed Learning, and Achievement.

The Silvius/Wolansky Outstanding Publication Award
Michael Hacker and Moshe Barak for: Important Engineering and Technology Concepts and Skills for all High School Students in the United States: Comparing Perceptions of Engineering Educators and High School Teachers.

 

Final Thoughts from the President:
As you can see from the contents of this newsletter, much has been accomplished during the year. With monthly conference calls the Executive Committee team has been working closely to keep up this momentum. I appreciate the time and effort that Marie Hoepfl, Scott Warner, Tom Loveland, and Vinson Carter devote to advocating for our profession. Each one of these Executive Committee members brings unique skills and talents for timely problem solving and advice to make CTETE successful. I am also extremely grateful for the committee chairs who have sustained the work effort necessary to keep us a viable organization.

CTETE benefits from the energy that its engaged membership puts into making this a better organization. So, please consider contributing to our efforts by joining a committee, proposing a yearbook, applying for one of our recognition awards, recommending a new member, or by joining us at the annual conference.
I certainly look forward to the work ahead of us and I hope that you do, too.

Charlie McLaughlin
CTETE President 2016-2019