GSE, IT&E Deans Attend IEEE Summit on Technological Literacy

Posted: October 3, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Over the past two days, Jeff Gorrell, dean of the Graduate School of Education, and Lloyd Griffiths, dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, attended a summit hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional society. The audience was deans of education and engineering, and the focus was collaboration between these two disciplines to boost the technological literacy of the next generation of teachers.

Through interactive hands-on activities, participants developed campus action plans focusing on curricula reform to enhance the technological literacy of pre-service and in-service teachers. Attendees also learned about funding opportunities available to facilitate such collaborations and saw demonstrations of successful practices already existing on campuses across the country.

Both the education and engineering deans of every participating university were required to attend the summit, which was supported by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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