Information Technology Diffusion and Career Awareness in Middle and High School Science and Mathematics Classrooms
Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, United States ; Roxann Humbert, Fairmont State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Information Technology (IT) careers are growing in the world marketplace. It is important that the next generation of professionals be aware of these rewarding and diverse careers and the educational pathways to these careers. The Comprehensive Information Technology Education in Rural Appalachia Project was developed to provide middle and high school Science, Mathematics, and Technology teachers with IT skills and career information to enhance their current curriculum. The main goal of this project is to interest middle and high school students in considering IT as a future career choice. The project does this by exposing middle and high school teachers and students to IT professionals and projects at IT companies and facilitating the learning of a new and exciting IT skill (3D graphics) to enhance their Math, Science, or Technology lessons.
Darrah, M. & Humbert, R. (2007). Information Technology Diffusion and Career Awareness in Middle and High School Science and Mathematics Classrooms. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1456-1460). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).