Technology and Engineering Education is Ripe for PBL

Today Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) is a discipline under the umbrella of Career and Technical Education. TEE or Tech Ed has really evolved over the past two centuries and due to enhancements in both curriculum and the use of technologies, so has our name and also core practices. I supervise TEE for Richmond Public Schools (RPS) and we are working hard to create PBL projects that move TEE students beyond following teacher guided sets of instructions and more towards solving open ended problems in real-world scenarios.

Model making is a popular student performance in the TEE standards and at RPS, we’ve begun to incorporate these activities in PBL units that connect our students to our community and other authentic entities throughout the City of Richmond.