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Developing Effective STEM Professional Development Programs

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Zanj K. Avery ,

California State University, US
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Adjunct faculty member at California State University, Los Angeles and a STEM Educational Consultant.
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Edward M. Reeve

Utah State University, US
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Professor at Utah State University.

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Abstract

To help the United States stay globally competitive in terms of innovation and invention, the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has become a priority in P–12 education today. As the need for students to become stronger in STEM grows, so does the need for well- qualified STEM teachers who understand what is needed to develop relevant and high-quality STEM programs. Professional development (PD) can offer opportunities for those involved in the teaching of STEM to learn how to effectively integrate various instructional approaches, including engineering design into their teaching and learning environments.

How to Cite: Avery, Z. K., & Reeve, E. M. (2013). Developing Effective STEM Professional Development Programs. Journal of Technology Education, 25(1), 55–69. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v25i1.a.4
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Published on 22 Sep 2013.
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