Session Number Th2-01

2016 Session
From Screwdrivers to Shark Tanks: Meet Competencies Through Collaboration
Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University, and Mike Corkery, Sanborn Regional High School
Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Learn how students who traditionally used hammers and screwdrivers are now using Samsung tablets, blogs, and a real-world database to document progress, do research, describe projects, and create an innovative invention in the Shark Tank project. A high school English teacher and librarian work together with the Technology Education department (Woodworking, Autos, and Welding) to introduce innovation and technical writing as an intervention for struggling students to meet English competencies.