Share Paper: STEM and TPACK in Renewable Energy for Middle and High School: Building a Learning Community through Teacher Professional Development

  1. Lisa Grable, NC State University, The Science House, United States
  2. Kristen Molyneaux, Florida State University, United States
  3. Pat Dixon, Florida State University, United States
  4. Keith Holbert, Arizona State University, United States
Thursday, March 10 5:35-5:55 PM Edgewood

Abstract: This paper is an examination of outcomes of a 20-day teacher professional development on engineering research in renewable energy (Research Experience for Teachers). This summer experience included 19 STEM teachers who designed lessons using engineering and energy. Details of the types of technologies explored for use in these lessons range from Mathematica, MathWorks, and Real Time Digital Simulator to EasyLink probes and PowerPoint. Instruments used to collect data in pre- post- post- design are described.