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Florida Advanced Technological Education Center

EDUCATORS

Project Highlights

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational Organizational

Outreach

Professional Development

Curriculum

FLATE was created in 2004 through a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSFATE) grant. The Center is one of 36 ATE Centers of Excellence in the United States focused on improving science, technology, engineering and math education supporting the technician workforce needs of American advanced and emerging technology industries. Florida’s Manufacturing industry

FLATE Facts Planning Grant funded in 2002 FLATE Center funded in 2004 and 2008 Awarded over $6.4 million Administratively located at Hillsborough Community College's Brandon Campus in Tampa, FL

Individual manufacturing companies, 2007

Supports Career and Technical Education in secondary and post secondary programs Leadership Team: HCC, SPC and USF College of Engineering

FLATE’s review and reform of the statewide manufacturing related curriculum has redefined technical education in Florida.

Components of this campaign include the MadeInFlorida.org website; Industry Tours for students & faculty support of Student Organizations; Annual advertorials in NEXT and summer camps and more!

FLATE offers workshops on new trends in modern manufacturing, workplace soft skills (the Toothpick Factory) and short courses.

Curriculum Reform Outreach

Professional Development

This activity supports FLATE's vision to be a quality organization and self sustaining. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Outreach Curriculum

Organizational

Professional Development

Curriculum

FLATE continues to believe that engendering an awareness of, and interest in Manufacturing and STEM careers is essential to systemic and long term increases in Florida’s advanced manufacturing workforce. The branded outreach campaign designed to do this is FLATE’s “Made In Florida” initiative. This outreach campaign’s main communication mechanism is our outreach website, www.madeinflorida.org. WEB GATEWAY There have been over 734,000 hits through October 2008, with an average of 1,400 hits per day over the last quarter. Streaming versions of the “Made in Florida” video in both English and Spanish.

Students

RESOURCES • Florida Manufacturing Overview • Employee Interviews • Career Pathways • Links to Mfg. Exploration Websites • E.T. Degree Resources • Middle School Career Pathways Activity

Community

• Florida Manufacturing Facts • Recent Outreach Events • Florida Senate Resolution • Event Photo Galleries • Manufacturing Careers

Educators

• Classroom Learning Resources • Outreach Publications • TeachingTechnicians.org • Links to Mfg. Outreach Resources • E.T. Degree Resources • FLATE Contact for Assistance

Virtual Tours of Florida Manufacturing Companies revealing their processes and products.

This activity supports FLATE's goal to recruit and retain students into STEM career and education pathways. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: outreach@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Outreach Curriculum

Professional Development

Curriculum

These Career and Technical Student Organizations, through their respective missions and visions, create an environment where the students aspire to be the best in their advanced technology careers. As members, they develop their technical skills, leadership qualities, professionalism and team building as demonstrated in the competitions supported by FLATE. Organization

Competitive Function

FLATE Contribution

First Robotics (Grades 9-12) First Lego League (Grades 6-8)

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SkillsUSA

• • Categories: Automated Manufacturing Technology and the Robotics • and Automation Technology categories • • Solve real manufacturing problems. • • Nationals in Kansas City to compete against the best in the nation. •

Technology Students Association

Design and fabricate a robot Solve a particular problem and compete against others Regional contest are held in Orlando National competition in Atlanta. Fall classic “Tempest‘N Tampa” (off season competition)

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Technical expertise Competition sponsorship Event planning and organization Competition judging Gather industry sponsors Design and developed competitions Event planning and organization Competition judging Logistical support

• Categories: Engineering Design, CAD, System Control Technology and Manufacturing Prototype

• Challenged with manufacturing problems requiring instant solutions in a team competitive environment.

• Technical expertise • Competition sponsorship

• Present solution in report form and answer questions from judges.

This activity supports FLATE's goal to recruit and retain students into STEM career and education pathways. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: outreach@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Outreach Curriculum

Organizational

Professional Development

Curriculum

Made in Florida Industry tours, for grades 7 through 12, are designed to create student’s interest in today’s modern manufacturing careers and encourage the enrollment in the essential technology programs available throughout the state. From the post surveys, 78% of the students either ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that the tour was helpful to their understanding of jobs and career options. 94% ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that they wanted a high-skill, high-wage position. Total costs January 2004 - December 2009

Tours 1/2004 - 12/2009

Total number

Student Transportation

$27,527.00

High Schools

76

Manufacturers In-kind Contributions

$48,100.00

Middle Schools

28

FLATE’s Contributions

$20,170.00

Other Institutions

17

Manufacturing Sites

47

Total # of Students

2,429

Total # of Educators

233

Percentage of students who considered a career in manufacturing 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

36%

51% WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THEIR TOUR EXPERIENCE.

10%

“Man! That was COOL!

0%

Before the tour

After the tour

When I turn 18, I’m going to come back here and apply for a job. They have so many opportunities!! Jim Lewis, Dixie Hollins High

This activity supports FLATE's goal to recruit and retain students into STEM career www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: outreach@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Curriculum Organizational

Outreach ON

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http://flate.pbwiki.com/

Middle School Challenges High School Challenges

Professional Development

Made in Florida Learning Challenges are classroom materials designed to enrich Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classes. These materials provide middle and high school teachers with lesson plans, complete with activities and assessments, to enrich science, technology, and/or math classes. Each activity provides a ”real world” scenario using Florida based companies, and requires that students use science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics in order to complete the activities successfully.

All materials are available online at www.flate.pbwiki.com, making them accessible for teachers 24/7. Current presentations and challenges

Titles

Presentations 2 MIF Presentations

• What is manufacturing

• Teamwork

High School level 4 MIF Learning Challenges

• “Train Car Challenge” • “Shipping and Distribution”

• “Luxury Coach Design” • “Safety Inspector”

Middle School level 5 MIF Learning Challenges

•“Container Challenge” • “Luxury Coach Design” • “Personal Protective Equipment

• “Strings that Sing” • “Sketch it!”

Middle School - in support of House Bill 7087 (A++) 4 Career and Education Planning lessons

• “Exploring High Tech Careers” • “The Toothpick Factory”

• “Take a Road Trip” • “How it’s made…a career”

Presented to over 300 teachers, educators and students throughout Florida. ⇒ Florida Technology Education

Association Conference

Presentation audience

⇒ Florida Engineering Education

Conference ⇒ Guidance Counselor’s Career

Connections ⇒ Professional Development Day

Tech Teachers ⇒ Engineering Expo—University of South Florida

Students 23%

Teachers & Educators 77%

“I loved the “Teamwork” activity and so did my students. If possible, I hope you will add more such activities to help keep middle schoolers’ interest high.” Beki Lievestro, Hill-Gustat Middle School, Sebring, FL 33872

This project supports FLATE’s goal to unify and enhance Florida’s secondary and post-secondary STEM and Manufacturing curriculum.

www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: curriculum@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Outreach

Engineering technology in Florida

College

Curriculum Organizational

Professional Development

Industry, community colleges, FLATE, and the Florida Department of Education partnered to produce the Engineering Technology A.S./A.A.S. Degree Program. It has 3 major components: (I) general education; (II) an ET technical core; and, (III) specialization tracts that address regional industry needs. The ET Core aligns with the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) national certification. A statewide articulation agreement provides 15 credit hours of the ET Core for anyone enrolling in the degree program and having a current CPT certification.

Specializations

College

Specializations

Brevard CC

Adv Technology Electronics

Lake City CC

Quality

Central Florida CC

Quality

Pensacola Junior College

Mechanical Design & Fabrication

Daytona State College

To be determined

Polk State College

Advanced Manufacturing

Florida CC @ Jacksonville

Advanced Manufacturing

St. Petersburg College

Electronics, Quality

Hillsborough CC

Advanced Manufacturing

State College of Florida

Electronics

CERTIF ICATES

Advanc e

d Techn ology S pecialist Automa tion Spe cialist Biomed ical Syst ems CNC M achinist Compu terized Woodw orking Digital Design & M odeling Enginee ring Tec hnology Support Hydrau Speciali lics, Pne st umatics, & Moto rs Specia Lean M list anufact uring Sp ecialist Lean Six Sigma G reen Be lt Six Sigm a Black Belt

This project supports FLATE’s goal to unify and enhance Florida’s secondary and post-secondary STEM and Manufacturing curriculum.

www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Curriculum Organizational

Outreach

Professional Development Organizational

The Toothpick Factory® is a hands-on activity, set in a manufacturing context, that stimulates discussion and awareness about a wide range of soft skills that are essential in today’s work and personal relationships. These are workplace standards of behavior needed by employees to interact and cooperate effectively with co-workers. FLATE provides professional development to educators all over the world. Workshops

Objectives

Who we impact

The Toothpick Factory— Standard Version

• What are soft skills? • Why are soft skills important? • Why do employers care? • How do soft skills benefit you? • How The Toothpick Factory will improve soft skills?

The Toothpick Factory— Facilitator’s Workshop

• How to plan your session. • How to manage the simulation. • How to facilitate the reflective process that follows the game. • How to integrate the simulation to your curriculum and needs. • How to culminate the activity and stimulate knowledge.

Additional products and workshop “add ons”

• * Production Modules

• * Market Response

Over 159 students.

Over 95 post-secondary, secondary educators and industry leaders.

• * Communication

• The “Short Shift”

*These products are designed to enhance the original Toothpick Factory. All additional products are available online at www.flate.pbwiki.com.

What are people saying about their experience with The Toothpick Factory®? This is an effective way to promote the importance of soft skills. 3% 36% 61%

Strongly Agree

Agree

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Disagree

This project supports FLATE’s goal to unify and enhance Florida’s secondary and post-secondary STEM and Manufacturing curriculum.

www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: curriculum@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Outreach

Curriculum Organizational

Professional Development Organizational

The goal of HSTi is to attract and retain more high school students in science and technology career paths. The objective is to engender an interest in pursuing technology, engineering, or science related careers by providing students with connections between technology and its underlying science as part of their normal state mandated science instruction. FLATE continues to provide HSTI modules to teachers throughout Florida. Modules/Units (includes assessment tools, presentations, video, handouts, activities and worksheets) • 8 Tenets of problem solving • Accuracy and precision • Significant figures • Scientific notation • Unit conversions

“This was one of the most useful resources I’ve encountered at any of the workshops I’ve attended. The material on the CD was immediately useful, well organized, and fit nicely into my curriculum.”

• Structure • Spectroscopy • History • Quantum theory • Nuclear reactions • Applied math

Kyo Narita, Teacher Lyman Memorial High School , Storrs, CT

Number of teachers trained in various states

This project supports FLATE’s goal to unify and enhance Florida’s secondary and post-secondary STEM and Manufacturing curriculum.

www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


“Industry, Educators and Students connecting for manufacturing excellence�

www.fl-ate.org www.madeinflorida.org Marilyn Barger, PH.D., PE. Executive Director Principle Investigator 813.259.6578 barger@fl-ate.org

Richard Gilbert, PH.D. Principle Investigator 813.974.2139 gilbert@fl-ate.org

Bradley Jenkins Principle Investigator 727.341.4378 Jenkins@fl-ate.org

National Science Foundation


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