SITE 2012

Austin, Texas
March 5-9, 2012
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SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Monday, March 5

Carolyn StaudtWorkforce Development in STEM, Ways to Broaden Engagement

Bonnie Sutton,; Carolyn Staudt, The Concord Consortium; Manorama Talaiver, Longwood University, Virginia

1:30-2:30 PM, Capitol E

To ensure future competitiveness in the era of the innovation economy, America’s workforce will need to be highly skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) highest innovation industry sectors. It’s important for the U.S. to expand the pool of talent for these jobs in order to retain these industries. The STEM workforce is key for the long-term competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and U.S. non-manufacturing in a global economy. Secondly, STEM jobs are good jobs for workers at all education levels. Teachers need to identify best case studies for use in their work.

Monday, March 5

Carolyn Staudt and Chad DorseyFree STEM Resources from the Concord Consortium Collection

Chad Dorsey and Carolyn Staudt

4:00-5:00 PM, William Barton

Learn to use hundreds of free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. Concord Consortium curricula focus on facilitating “digital inquiry,” allowing students to investigate phenomena and questions that would otherwise be inaccessible or extremely difficult to explore. With rich models and simulations, students can examine the fastest of chemical reactions, manipulate the world of genes and DNA, or compress millennia into seconds to unlock the gradual mysteries of evolution. With probes and sensors connected to real-time graphs, students can easily explore the world around them, transforming abstract concepts such as motion and temperature into compelling, responsive visualizations.

Monday, March 5

Carolyn StaudtMobile Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM (and prepares students for the use of technology in the workforce)

Bonnie Sutton,; Carolyn Staudt, The Concord Consortium; Manorama Talaiver, Longwood University, Virginia

5:15-6:15 PM, William Barton

There are people who do not have access to the use of technology for various reasons. Some populations in the U.S. do not know about strategies that have been proposed and put forth through the FCC at low cost to solve this problem. We will share strategies to connect communities and students to the Internet and to incorporate mobile and standard learning technologies.

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