2014 TEEAP sTEm Conference

2014 STEM Conference2014 TEEAP President's Invitation
Thursday & Friday
November 6-7, 2014

   
I am delighted to invite you to the 62nd TEEAP STEM Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Technology: The Vehicle for Teaching Engineering Education”. For the past three years our conference attendance has been growing due to the STEM initiative and we are predicting a record breaking crowd for this 2014 conference — be a part of the STEM movement — be there — be a presenter!

In closing, I would like to thank the Conference planning team for their never-ending support in aiding me with this year’s conference…. -JRK J

  • 2014 Exhibiting & Presenting
    • Special Interest Sessions
      • Thanks to everyone who has applied so far! We have some great sessions on the schedule that will be published soon.
      • There are currently 5 special interest session slots available as of September 17th. There are two available on Friday afternoon and three on Thursday. Thursday has one slot available in the morning and two in the late afternoon.
      • Please contact me at jared.bitting@teeap.org for the application link so that we do not take in more applications than we have slots available.
    • TechShowcase Application
    • Conference Exhibitor Space Reservation Materials

  • 2014 Conference Registration Forms
    • Click HERE to view and download forms

  • 2014 Accomodations & Reservations

2014 Conference Preview

Thursday General Session - Developing STEM Best Practices for your Classroom

How can you develop innovative / integrative STEM based curriculum for your Technology Education programs? At State College Area’s Park Forest Middle School (PFMS), the Technology Education Instructors: William Hughes, Greg Wilson, Ron Shealer, and Jeff Seamans have created a number of STEM Best Practices that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—integrative classroom projects.

By expanding the technology curriculum and incorporating applied science and mathematics into the activities, we the PFMS technology education instructors were able to work with science and mathematics teachers to expand the information content that students would not normally receive in the average classroom into those activities.

Mr. Hughes is a Penn State University Graduate, Mr. Seamans is a Penn State University and Wilkes University graduate, Mr. Shealer is a graduate of Millersville University and Virginia Tech, and Mr. Wilson is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania. The four instructors have over 100 years of combined experience as technology education instructors. Park Forest Middle School Technology Education instructors have been successful in applying and receiving grants, equipment donations, program excellence award, and receiving tech educator of the year award(s).

Friday General Session - Ideas for Making Technology and Engineering More Marketable In Schools
David A. Janosz, Jr.

Dave will share several proven ideas and strategies for making the study of technology and engineering more marketable and more permanent in schools. How can you use new commodities, desired skills, and a basic understanding of marketing and branding to take your school program to the next level? How can things that people care about and connect with these days such as 3D printing, coding, STEM, and social media help develop the power of ingenuity in our young people? These things are compelling, but we have to make sure we do it right by staying true to a design pedagogy where the students are driving their own learning.

Dave Janosz is currently a supervisor in the Northern Valley Regional High School district, New Jersey. He has nearly twenty years of experience of designing programs for students in grades pre-K through 12. Dave is a co-author of McGraw-Hill's "Pre-Engineering" program for high schools and the author of a children's interactive iBook titled "Engineers Decide." He blogs at TeachIngenuity.com and tweets @TeachIngenuity.

Be a Presenter at the 2014 TEEAP – STEM Conference
Share your STEM knowledge by presenting at one of the Special Interest Sessions. You can apply online by using the link above!

Tech Showcase
This year the Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday—November 6, 2014 from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please take some time to review the great activities that your students experience in your classroom/lab and share those experiences with us at this year’s Tech Showcase — see the link above to apply to be a part of it!

Conference Exhibits
Whether you are just establishing STEM in your school / program, or looking to improve your program, the conference vendors will have the answers from textbooks, curriculum programs, hardware, software and other materials to implement STEM. As always, we are expecting an outstanding line of vendors that will be displaying their materials so visit the booths and plan to converse with them.

 TEEAP Banquet
Last year’s banquet had a Jedi with a light saber and this year who knows. We are very close in securing an impressive banquet speaker—so plan to attend the banquet.

Win Door Prizes
The general sessions will have door prizes so plan to attend those sessions on Thursday and Friday.

2013 Conference Post-Conference Resources

 


Engineering by Design

Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's STEM Center for Teaching & Learning Consortium through partnership with California Univ. of PA, Millersville Univ., PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, the TEEAP and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it you need to accept the Licensing & Distribution Agreement and fill out the web form by clicking here. Once your request is received the URL to the PA page will be sent to you. 

2014 TEEAP STEM Conference

I am delighted to invite you to the 62nd TEEAP STEM Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Technology: The Vehicle for Teaching Engineering Education”. For the past three years our conference attendance has been growing due to the STEM initiative and we are predicting a record breaking crowd for this 2014 conference — be a part of the STEM movement — be there — be a presenter!

Visit our 2014 Conference page by clicking HERE.

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The theme ITEEA's 77th Annual Conference is Building Technology and Engineering STEM Partnerships. 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.