MarineTech Project - Engaging K-12 Students in Shipbuilding, Repair and Maritime Careers – SBRCD Project
Thursday, March 10 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Location: Two Rivers
Abstract: The paper discusses the MarineTech project funded by NSF under the ITEST program that is currently it its 2nd year of implementation. The purpose of the MarineTech project is to introduce middle and high school students along with guidance counselors and teachers to the career possibilities in the shipbuilding and repair industry. The MarineTech project has successfully developed and integrated project based learning activities within the middle and high school curriculum. The Marine Kit activities compliment the standards of learning for middle and high schools. The project demonstrates that training programs in project based learning and support for curriculum integration can improve the instruction in STEM areas. Student learning is enhanced by group activities and competition using marine Kits and Sea Perch. Teacher’s comments from workshops indicate that teachers found these learning experiences enjoyable. Participating teachers believe that the activities are well designed and engage students in classroom.