A music teacher teaches engineering and uses CAD: A case study
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.
Presider: Jongpil Cheon, Texas Tech University