Hello, I am Mechelle Welch. I have 16 years in the Science and Technology Classroom. My outlook for my students is to identify their talents and match these talents to a career. It is time for Education to catch up with the ever changing student. Teachers need to embrace the technical world because the students have already taken hold of this tool. I would like to introduce you to Mississippi quickly and discuss how the state has worked to embrace STEM education. But first, here are a few pictures of Mississippi during the fall season.
Redesign is a massive statewide educational initiative including many components, some of which are contingent uponfunding. Due to the size and cost of Redesign, individual school districts are being systematically phased intoimplementation through a competitive process.Each district determines their local job demand needs for their geographic regionsClass descriptions….
In Mississippi, we are piloting a new class that is designed to encourage students to investigate the field of engineering as a career. Students are given opportunities to explore engineering concepts. As they progress through the class they develop many of the 21st century workforce skills. Communication, problem solving, and leadership are just a few skills that the students develop. Students are extremely technological and Education must move into the acceptance of technology. Technology is a tool not a teacher. Teachers need to embrace the technology to teach the student of today.Many students lean toward rote memory which helps them to pass a test but a true education experience is when the student takes the base knowledge and uses it to solve problems or create new products.
A well equipped teacher makes a productive teacher.
10-10-06_04A Mechelle Welch: Engineering MS Style
Students that are engaged learners produces productive citizens!
Monroe County Vocational Center
Fall is in the air in Mississippi when…..
Students have the BANDSare Shining Hunting….
You hear excused absences for Bright…
Friday Night Lights echo in the air….
Mississippi Education Redesign
for the 21st Century
• Redesign is a massive statewide
• School districts are being
systematically phased into
• Classes Developed
•7th Grade—ICT I
•8th Grade—ICT II
•Career Pathways courses
•Health Services I & II
•Construction & Manufacturing
•STEM Education (Engineering)
• Engineering Career Preparation
• Math and Science
– Application Education: Virtual learning and Hands-On
– Relevant Education: How and Where Knowledge
• Two year program
– Grades 10-12
– Pre-Algebra—C or higher
– 2 Credits per year—Other Science Credit in Review
• Robotics Competition and/or Skills USA
• CO2 Dragster
– SolidWorks with 3-D Printing (1st Year)
– Intelitek Curriculum for CO2 Dragsters (2nd Year)
• Introduction to Workforce Training
– 21st Century Skills
– CNC programming
– Modeling concepts
– Problem Solving Skills
– Writing and Communication Skills
• Physic Concepts APPLIED!
– Motion—Unit 3
– Force—Unit 3
– Work—Unit 3
– Energy—Unit 3
– Sound—Unit 4 Sensors
• Relevance of Content
Each Concept is covered in other Units also!
Talk about Remediation, Enrichment, and
Depth of Knowledge!
Q & A Time
• Mississippi Redesign
• Mississippi Engineering
• LearnMate Management System
• Mrs. Welch’s Class in Action.
Monroe County Vocational Center
(662) 369-7845 (Work) (662) 436-8445 (Cell)