THEME: BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING STEM PARTNERSHIPS
Applications should emphasize areas for partnerships within the K-12 instructional, educational, and classroom resources that technology and engineering educators can use at their schools and in their classrooms. Applicants should take care to show how their presentation links to one or more of the strands and what materials the classroom teacher will take home and be able to readily access and implement.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (sTEm) is very much a “buzzword” on today’s educational landscape. Every teacher, school, district, and state has its own version of what sTEm means as well as how to help students engage in experiences that will prepare them for the 21st Century. Technology and Engineering is the foundation for making these experiences meaningful through integrative sTEm education.
sTEm implementation embodies the spirit of partnerships—working collaboratively to reach common goals. Now is the time to examine linkages to the community and other content areas to further refine and define Technology and Engineering’s role. The 2015 Milwaukee Conference theme and strands are provided to address the important work that has been achieved and to showcase the progress.
STRAND 1: TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION AS A LEADER IN STEM
STRAND 2: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXCELLENCE
STRAND 3: INTEGRATIVE STEM IN K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION
STRAND 4: STEM LINKAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS - WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SO FAR?
THE APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING STEM SHOWCASE CLOSES NOV 15, 2014
The 2015 Technology & Engineering STEM Showcase provides a forum to feature your best exemplar of technology and engineering instruction! Please come and share your STEM idea, technique, or best practice related to learning activities, marketing materials, career guidance, facility design, program design, assessment methods, equity, or classroom and laboratory management techniques. Showcasers are asked to illustrate a single element of technology or engineering teaching and learning that exemplifies good STEM instruction to share with conference participants. ITEEA will be compiling these exemplars to share online as well with our members.
Important Guidelines: ITEEA conference presentations are intended to provide participants with nonbiased professional information related to the wide scope of issues and needs associated with technology and engineering literacy education, teaching/learning research, and student performance. Professional program presenters should avoid specific commercial product and resource endorsements in their presentations. Commercial product manufacturers, vendors, and representatives wishing to make nonexhibit presentations at conferences should contact the ITEEA Exhibits/Advertising Coordinator [ (703) 860-5028 - firstname.lastname@example.org ] to discuss commercial product presentation options within the context of the conference program.