Electrifying Encounters: Linking the elementary school, university, and community through science and technologyby: Margaretha Ebbers and Sandy Cross

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In this “electrifying encounter,” fifth-grade students teamed up with elementary education students for a celebration of science and technology learning. A problem-solving-through-technology approach was used to give the preservice teachers valuable experience working with elementary students and being a part of a unit from the planning to presentation stages. The partnership gave elementary students access to tools, materials, and valuable one-to-one assistance.

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  • on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:45 AM

I love that there was a lot of community collaboration going on. I don't think this is something that every school can just pick up and do, but it is a cool idea.

Mallory Van Winkle
Mallory Van Winkle

  • on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:53 AM

Starting with a kernel of an idea this article takes you through a yearlong collaboration between university professor, elementary teacher, and the community. The steps are provided they used to establish this project and what was done through each step in the process. The culmination of this collaboration was an invitation to the parents of fifth grade students to enjoy their children’s presentation of problem solving skills and products for this project. This is a great idea if you have all factors in place – time, funding, and collaboration.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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