The taste of tech sessions again introduced teachers and pre-service teachers to a variety of technology tools. These sessions emphasized the importance of clarifying instructional goals before choosing a technology tool. The numbers of participants varied. Unless otherwise noted, the attendance includes a mix of preservice and inservice teachers. Most were secondary math and science, but a small number were elementary teachers. Often the same participants came to multiple sessions.
The attendance was:
See the Taste of Tech page for details about the sessions.
The maker class: The pilot maker class had 5 students from the math and science master's program. It was a 3-unit elective course, offered in the summer. A slightly revised version of this course will be repeated in the spring of 2017.
Aztec Science Camp: During two weeks in the summer of 2015, one of our camp grades piloted maker activities. This pilot included one pre-service multiple subject candidate, three science and engineering undergraduates, one faculty member, and 20 elementary children. The preparation and practice for this project involved 24 undergraduate liberal studies students and 12 middle school students.