Development and dissemination of KEEP - Kentucky Electronics Education Project

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The Kentucky Electronics Education Project (KEEP) uses microelectronics as a theme in developing math, science, and technology curriculum materials drawing on the breadth of content encompassed by microelectronics and the prevalence of electronics in everyday life. KEEP involves curriculum development, teacher workshops, and classroom activities initiated by the educational outreach aspects of two NSF research grants. The emphasis of KEEP is not vocational training; rather it is the use of a real world example as a theme to integrate basic principles from different disciplines. Lesson plans related to circuit building activities connect the process steps to National Math, Science, and Technology Standards. Assessment tools are under development to formalize the educational impact of the hands-on projects. Currently, teachers trained through summer workshops are implementing KEEP into their science classes, utilizing new student assessment tools, and providing pre- and post-evaluations. Based on their feedback, we will determine effective classroom practices, improve the instructional materials, and update the workshop format.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-507
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
StatePublished - 2003
Event53rd Electronic Components and Technology Conference 2003 - New Orleans LA, United States
Duration: May 27 2003May 30 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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