Igniting Imagination and Innovation Through Learning Judith D’Amico Regional Director, PLTW firstname.lastname@example.org Shepherd Siegel, Ph.D Career + Technical Education, Seattle Public Schools email@example.com Karl Ruff, PLTW Teacher, Roosevelt High School firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2010 Wall Street Journal Survey When asked which skills new college graduates needed to improve most—More than half of the college recruiters responding to the question named some combination of critical thinking, problem solving skills and the ability to think independently.
From The American Society for Engineering Education
Engineering bachelor’s degrees declined in 2007 for the first time since the 1990s.
Engineering master’s degrees declined 8.8 percent since 2005.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a need for 160,000 additional engineering positions from 2006 to 2016.
National Science Board 2010 report shows that U.S. dominance of world science and engineering has eroded significantly in recent years, because of rapidly increasing capabilities among East Asian nations, particularly China.
We cannot find renewable energy solutions without maintaining leadership in the engineering field – but we also cannot rebuild our economy without staying at the forefront of the latest developments in science and technology
The Engineering World is a World Without Borders
Students must measure up to a global standard
We are part of a global economy
Larger companies are multi-national.
Your boss and co-workers may be in another country!
U.S. workers compete with foreign workers
U.S. companies sell into foreign markets
U.S. companies compete with foreign producers
Most products contain components from more than one country
Most products are designed for more than one market
but the U.S. (and Washington) are standing still 52% 51% 48% 44% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 37% U.S. WA Age 25-34 Other nations with advanced economies know educating the next generation is essential to future economic success… 40% 33% 17% 18% 18% 19% Canada Japan Korea Spain France Ireland % of Adults with AA degree or higher Age 45-54 Source: WA State Director of the Higher Education Coordinating Board
…but not a leading producer #36 in BS Degree production among 18-24 year olds #38 in percent of BS degrees in science, engineering Washington will need many more workers with bachelor’s and advanced degrees in technical and scientific fields as the global economy grows We are a leading consumer of technical and scientific degrees… #1 in Engineers per 10,000 workers #6 in Computer Specialists per 10,000 workers #9 in Life & Physical Scientists per 10,000 workers 51% of Washington employers report difficulty finding people with skills to expand their businesses Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Question: Who’s going to…
Solve the problems of global warming?
Make transportation systems safer?
Make medical breakthroughs in diagnostics?
Solve the energy shortage?
Maintain quality of life as populations increase and resources decrease?
Answer: Tomorrow’s Engineers
PLTW: 21st Century Model for Education
Students can see the relevance of what they are learning—academics made real
Students are prepared for both college and career—in whatever order they choose, in whatever combination
Students gain the knowledge and skills in order to compete in the 21st Century global economy—both academic and technical
Curricula - Rigorous and Relevant
Middle and High School Engineering and Biomedical Sciences courses (with college credit options) that use problem-based learning.
Professional Development –
High-Quality, Rigorous, Continuing, and Course-specific teacher training,
Counselor Conferences, Articulation Agreements and Business Partners.
10 PLTW’s Three Key Elements:
PLTW Aligns Key Learning Concepts to National Standards
National Science Education Standards
Principles and Standards of School Mathematics
Standards for Technological Literacy
Standards for English Language Arts
National Content Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology
National Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards
ABET, Inc. Accreditation Criteria
Activities/Projects/Problems Focused on Design Process Activities give the students what they need to traverse the “phases” in a design process. Projects and Problems utilize the process itself. 12 Example of STL Standard 8 Benchmark H design process
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMGATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY
Middle School Program Gateway To Technology®
Basic GTT: (DM Preferred
as first unit taught)
Design and Modeling™
Automation and Robotics™
Energy and the Environment™
Advanced GTT: (Preferred Order)
Flight and Space™
The Science of Technology™
The Magic of Electrons™
Gateway To Technology MS
Design and Modeling
Solid modeling software introduces students to the design process.
Automation and Robotics
Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics.
Energy and the Environment
Students investigate the importance of energy in our lives and the impact that using energy has on the environment.
Flight and Space
Aeronautics, propulsion, and rocketry.
Science of Technology
Impact of science on technology throughout history.
Magic of Electrons
Students unravel the mystery of digital circuitry.
High School ProgramPathway to Engineering
High School ProgramPathway to Engineering Foundation Courses:
Introduction to Engineering Design™
Principles Of Engineering™
Civil Engineering and Architecture™
Computer Integrated Manufacturing™
Engineering Design and Development™
Pathway To Engineering HS Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
3D computer modeling software; study of the design process
Principles of Engineering (POE)
Exploration of technology systems and engineering processes
Digital Electronics (DE)
Use of computer simulation to learn the logic of electronics
Pathway To Engineering HS Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Aerodynamics, astronautics, space-life sciences, and systems engineering
Biotechnical Engineering (BE)
Biomechanics, genetic engineering, and forensics.
Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)
Students collaborate on the development of community-based building projects
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Robotics and automated manufacturing; production of 3-D designs.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
Teams of students, guided by community mentors, research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems.
Foundation Course: Introduction To Engineering Design Cary Sneider, Portland State University Center for Science Education 21
Foundation Course: Principles Of Engineering A Hands-on, project-based course that teaches:
Engineering as a Career
Foundation Course: Digital Electronics My name is George Boole and I lived in England in the 19th century. My work on mathematical logic, algebra, and the binary number system has had a unique influence upon the development of computers. Boolean Algebra is named after me. DesignSimulatePrototypeFabricate
Specialization Course: Aerospace Engineering A Sample Project:
Design and build an airfoil.
Test it in a wind tunnel.
Create a 3D solid model of the airfoil in AutoDesk Inventor.
High School ProgramBiomedical Science Principles of the Biomedical SciencesStudents study research processes, human medicine and are introduced to bio-informatics Human Body SystemsStudents study basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human health Medical InterventionsStudents investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care Biomedical Innovation/Capstone Course Students work with a mentor, identify a science research topic, conduct research, write a scientific paper, and defend team conclusions to a panel of outside reviewers
Biomedical Sciences HS Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)
Study of human body systems and health conditions
Human Body Systems (HBS)
Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.
Medical Interventions (MI)
Investigation of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Biomedical Innovation (BI)
Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTPATHWAY TO ENGINEERINGBIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PHASE 1 Self-Assessment and Pre-Core Training
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PHASE 2 Core Training: Summer Training Institute
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PHASE 3 Continuous Training: Virtual Academy and University-Based Professional Development Virtual Academy Main Page Online Update Training
PLTW OUTCOMESSUMMARY REVIEW
Outstanding Outcomes Our Students Perform PLTW Students Outperform Non-PLTW Students Significantly more Project Lead The Way students met the readiness goals on the 2008 High Schools That Work (HSTW) Assessment tests in reading, mathematics and science compared with HSTW students in similar career/technical fields and HSTW students in all career/technical fields. (2009 Southern Region Educational Board Report)
Outstanding Outcomes PLTW High School Grads Are College and Career Ready Survey of PLTW seniors finds that 92% intend to pursue a four-year degree or higher, 51% intend to pursue a graduate degree, and 70% intend to study engineering, technology, or computer science. By comparison 67% of beginning postsecondary students intended to pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics. These results are consistent with results and conclusions for the past two years. (True Outcomes – 2009)
PLTW Alumni Data Milwaukee School of Engineering 121 former PLTW students 90% Retention (first year) Average PLTW GPA is 0.18 higher Oklahoma State University 101 former PLTW students 81.5% Retention (in engineering) 12.3% Transferred (out of engineering)
PLTW Alumni Data Rochester Institute of Technology 378 former PLTW students 91.9% Retention (first year) 81.3% Retention (fourth year) Average PLTW GPA is 0.10 higher (past 3 years) San Diego State University 12 former PLTW students 100% Retention Marquette University 62 former PLTW students 97% Retention (first year)
Aerospace Engineering -AE- Currently in Revision Academic Calendar 2010-11 STI STI 2011-12 STI Student Version Released Fall 2011 Master Teachers and Affiliate Professors Field Test Fall 2010 Network delivery for Core Training Summer 2011
Aerospace Engineering Unit 1: Introduction to Aerospace Lessons
Evolution of Flight
Physics of Flight
Flight Planning and Navigation
Aerospace Engineering Unit 2: Aerospace Design Lessons
Materials and Structures
Flight Physiology (Human Factors)
Aerospace Engineering Unit 3: Space Lessons
Aerospace Engineering Unit 4: Remote Systems Lessons