New PDE Technology & Engineering Education Advisor Need
As many of you know, Bill Bertrand has retired from PDE, which leaves a significant hole in the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction. He has been a tireless promoter of high quality technology and engineering education in schools across the Commonwealth.
As of now, plans are to fill the position at PDE. The civil service test to get on the list to be considered for the position opens Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 29. After July 29 the list of possible candidates will be reviewed and interviews held. If you are interested please or if you know of someone who might be interested or it you just need additional information, you can contact Dave Bauman, Science Advisor at PDE.
2016 TEEAP STEM Conference
The 2016 TEEAP Conference Registration is now OPEN! This year's TEEAP STEM Conference will be held on November 10-12, 2016 this year. You will note that this is a week later than we traditionally have held the conference. This year's conference will be a little different also in that we will be holding it at a new location, the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. Finally, you will see some changes to our schedule of events over the three day conference which includes a lunch for all attendees on both days, an awards luncheon on Friday replacing our Awards Banquet that previously took place Friday night, and hands-on day at Millersville University that you will be able to Pre-register for separately from the Thursday and Friday sessions at the Intermediate Unit location.
Visit our Conference Page for opportunities to get involved and attend!
TEEAP 2016 Spring Journal
Here it is, hot off the digital presses! The TEEAP 2016 Spring Journal. Available for all TEEAP members for your viewing pleasure online. Click here to download or read!
Remember, this edition of the Journal is only available to members. If you have not already requested access to the Members Only area, you will need to do so to access this edition. It may take up to 24 hours to approve your request, but after that you will be able to access the Members Only area freely from that point forward until either your membership lapses or if you try to enter with an email address that is different from the one you initially requested access with.
If you are looking to access the Winter Journal that we provided to everyone for free, you can click here. TEEAP is planning to publish the post-conference edition of the TEEAP Journal to the public every year to help celebrate our award recipients!
What is STEM you ask?
You can also learn more about Integrative STEM Education from the ITEEA website by visiting ITEEA's Understanding Intergrative STEM page by clicking here.
Recruiting the Next Generation of Technology & Engineering Educators!
It is no secret that we have a shortage of Technology & Engineering Education teachers in Pennsylvania and even beyond the boundaries of our great Commonwealth. So what are we going to do about it? Invite the next generation to enroll to become our colleagues in teaching the T & E of STEM!
Check out the website launched at the 2015 TEEAP STEM Conference to help inspire the future of our profession. Click here to learn more!
Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's EbD Network. Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it please contact Curtis Funkhouser, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant for STEM at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 for details on how to access the materials!
We are delighted to invite you to the 2016 TEEAP STEM Conference. Please consider being a part of this outstanding event as a presenter, exhibitor, or just take part by attending — be a part of the STEM movement! You can visit our Conference page by clicking HERE to learn a little about the conference and some ways to get involved in the 2016 conference!
The ITEEA's 79th Annual Conference will be held In Dallas, Texas! This year's theme will be "Engaging and Empowering Decision Makers Through Integrative STEM Education." 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.
This conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our colleagues and best-practice programs. Additionally, it provides professional development and networking opportunities, as well as opportunity to renew old friendships and create new friendships. For more information, click here.