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Recipient Of The 2009 Alumni Titan Award, Joshua A. Gerlick '99 Sep 2009

Recipient Of The 2009 Alumni Titan Award, Joshua A. Gerlick '99

Alumni Titan Award

Joshua A. Gerlick has provided outstanding service to IMSA and is a loyal and generous supporter of the IMSA Fund. In early 2005, Gerlick participated in phone interviews for the IMSA TALENT Director. He also returned to the Academy in 2005 to serve as the Convocation speaker, and again in 2006 as an Intersession facilitator. During the 2006-07 school year, Gerlick dedicated a substantial amount of time towards volunteering at IMSA, in addition to relocating his home and business from Pittsburgh to Michigan. He served as a class agent for the annual fund, personally soliciting former classmates on behalf of ...


The Nature And Status Of Stem Professional Development: Effective Practices For Secondary Level Engineering Education, Rodney L. Custer, Jenny L. Daugherty Jan 2009

The Nature And Status Of Stem Professional Development: Effective Practices For Secondary Level Engineering Education, Rodney L. Custer, Jenny L. Daugherty

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Recently engineering has emerged on the K-12 scene as a potentially important content area. However, K-12 teachers typically lack sufficient backgrounds to effectively integrate engineering into their classrooms. Thus teacher professional development is of critical importance. Although there have been several initiatives emerge to assist teachers in teaching engineering-related curriculum, there has been little empirical research generated. For example, little is known about best practices, engineering pedagogical content knowledge, or effective design principles for engineering professional development. Although there is a general consensus in the literature concerning a set of principles that differentiate effective teacher professional development (i.e., Garet ...