Over the past month we have had the opportunity to re-connect with some of our current partners, and forge relationships with some new partners. Today I wanted to highlight two of our friends to you!
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA, formerly ITEA and before that AIAA, American Industrial Arts Association) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. The organization’s mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in this pursuit. ITEEA strengthens the profession through state and national legislative efforts, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.
ITEEA has been around for a long, long time. In fact, they are celebrating their 75th anniversary at their Annual Conference scheduled for March 7-9, 2013 in Columbus, OH. If you are in the technology and engineering field or work in a STEM-related department, you could learn a great deal by attending their annual conference. To learn more, visit www.iteea.org/Conference/conferenceguide.htm.
For membership and general information, visit www.iteea.org.
They offer lots of great resources to schools and students. Coming up this Spring they have three conferences that you may be interested in getting involved with. If you are in the New York area, check out the Ban The Bag Conference happening on March 2. There is the Green Schools Conference for Georgia Schools taking place in April, and just around the corner is the 2013 Green Schools Alliance Regional Conference happening at Besant Hill School in California on February 16.
You can learn more about the organization by visiting their website and watching this video.