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Friday, July 29 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC)

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Last year we described the mission, vision and rationale for the project: developing a model for educating K-12 and higher education students capable of succeeding in a flat and diverse globe. GTEC provides an alternative approach to developing the 21st century global workforce through a unique international mentorship and collaboration among K12, higher education and business/industry. 

This year we will report on progress with two pilot programs. In the first program, students from Spirit of Knowledge Charter School, Worcester, MA, and Haywood Engineering College, UK, teamed up to create a ‘global classroom’ to solve an energy optimization problem. In the second program, Newburyport High School joined undergraduates from Olin College of Engineering in a problem-oriented co-design project to reclaim wasted energy. Both pilot programs received technical support from Parametric Technology Corporation, Needham, MA / UK.

Further discussion will include next steps involving additional partners abroad and at home.


http://blc--gtec.wikispaces.com/

Speakers
avatar for Larisa K. Schelkin

Larisa K. Schelkin

CEO, President & Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is also a Founder of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC) and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Annamaria Schrimpf

Annamaria Schrimpf

Ed Tech Director, METAA
Annamaria Schrimpf has been an Educational Technology Administrator for 30+ years. She is currently the Director of Educational Technology and Digital Learning for Shawsheen Valley Tech. She is the president of METAA, and she is on DESE Digital Learning Advisory Council. President... Read More →
avatar for Isa Zimmerman

Isa Zimmerman

Principal, IKZAdvisors, LLC
Dr. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, junior high school teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University and Senior Fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2011 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor (C wing)

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