A new minor in technological literacy is aimed at preparing future elementary school teachers to promote and teach various technological concepts.
A joint effort between the College of Education and the College of Technology, the new minor combines educational technology courses with technology and engineering education courses to provide a comprehensive approach to the practical use and implementation of computer skills, design and problem solving skills and teaming concepts into real world practices and experiences.
Tracy Rampy, an instructor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, said the goal is to enable students to do more than just talk about STEM.
“We have created an environment that provides them with relevant, hands-on learning experiences that they can transform into their future classrooms,” Rampy said. “They have the opportunity to investigate and explore activities, create rich, inquiry-driven lesson plans, and work alongside elementary students and their teachers to gain the confidence and knowledge needed to weave STEM concepts into the classroom.”