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A music teacher teaches engineering and uses CAD: A case study
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, Virginia Tech, United States ; , Arizona State University, United States ; , Virginia Tech, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-48-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

K-12 engineering education is currently challenged to have willing and qualified teachers to teach high school level engineering classes. Using multiple data sources that include interviews, classroom observations, and weekly reflections; this single case study details how a music teacher with a non-engineering background embraces computer-aided design. Results suggest that appropriate professional development and encouragement from administrators combined with personal drive can empower teachers from non-STEM disciplines to teach design and provide collaborative learning experiences relating to student fields of interest. The study has implications for engineering professional development programs for teachers and the sustainability of such efforts.

Citation

Reid, K., Dalal, M. & Beauchamp, C. (2020). A music teacher teaches engineering and uses CAD: A case study. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1327-1332). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 27, 2021 from .