2017 TEEAP STEM Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended and was involved in the TEEAP STEM Conference this year. This conference would not exist without all of you!

Conference Highlights

NEW for 2017: Exhibitor Showcase on Thursday morning, in the main conference room. Several exhibitors will partnering with teachers and invited guests to set up display tables in the center of the main conference room. This was a new event where atendees were able to learn about new products and talk with vendors and teachers, to see how you could integrate a variety of technologies into your classroom.

Keynote Speakers focused on this year’s conference theme—Thursday during the VP Recognition luncheon and Friday at the TEEAP Awards Luncheon.

Catered Luncheons for VP Recognition on Thursday and the TEEAP Awards on Friday were included for all attendees who pre-register by October 13th.

Special Interest Sessions were once again offered throughout the day on both Thursday and Friday covering a variety of relevant topics. If you have developed a technology and engineering curriculum that works, teach a class, skill, method, process, or technology that would be of interest to other teachers we encourage you to share your experiences. Sign Up to be a presenter and click on the 2018 Special Interest Session Application link. Special Interest session rooms are fully AV equipped. Teachers are always looking for new ideas—please share your successes by signing up to be a presenter!

Informational Displays on Thursday and Friday were set up by educational suppliers, vendors, and educational organizations around the perimeter of the main conference meeting room and along the main hallway.

Teacher TECHFest on Friday morning in the main conference meeting room. TECHfest was again a great opportunity for teachers to share a classroom activity, or a favorite project. Teachers tell us this is one of their favorite parts of the conference! Please consider participating in the 2018 TECHfest by filling out the online application.

TEEAP Social on Thursday evening at the Lancaster Science Factory hosted by Millersville University, California University, and O’Shea Lumber Company. This was one again a fun event and a great time to socialize, network with other teachers, and try out the many hands-on exhibits at the museum.

Housing for the TEEAP Conference invlved local hotels were offering discounted rates for TEEAP Conference attendees. For more information, to sign up to present, or register for the conference visit, scroll down and everything is on this page!

Friday Opportunities

Industrial Based Educational Collaborative Experienc on Friday afternoon attendees had an opportunity to see how Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster uses 3D printing in its theater sets. The tour also included the structural, mechanical, and electrical portions of their set production process.

Friday Workshops in CNC Machining and Micro-Machines were offered at nearby Millersville University.

2017 Special Interest Sessions

The conference schedule information below is availbale for you until the start of the 2018 Conference Season. You can look here to learn about the sessions we offered at our last Conference.

2018 Conference Opportunities

Use the link below to submit an application to be a presenter. You will receive an email within one to two weeks to let you know your application has been received. After all applications have been reviewed, we will contact you in June or July with another confirmation to let you know if your application was accepted.

  • 2018 Special Interest Session Application

Special Interest Sessions are scheduled to be 50 minutes long. Free WIFI, AV equipment (speakers, LCD projectors, etc.) and access to electrical power is provided in all of the special interest session rooms. We do accept requests for double sessions if you feel you need more time for a more hands-on session activity. If you are interested in a double session or have any other special requests or questions please make a note in the Special Request area of the application.

2018 TechFest Application

Another great way to be involved in the conference is to reserve a table at the TECHfest on Friday and share one or more of your classroom activities or best practices with your peers. The TECHfest is a less formal setting than a special interest session and provides an excellent time to talk with other teachers, network, and share ideas that you feel have been successful in your classrooms.

2018 Exhibitor Application

  • Exhibitor Invite and Application - Coming Soon

There are 18 large exhibitor spaces (10 feet wide by 8 feet deep) available around the perimeter of the main conference meeting room. Electrical hook ups, table(s), and free public WiFi are included. Exhibitors will receive two lunch tickets for each day of conference.
 
There are 10 information tables located along the main hallway. The main hallway is used by conference guests to travel to the special interest session rooms. An electrical outlet, one table, and free public WiFi are included. Each information table exhibitor will receive one lunch ticket for each day of conference.

2018 Conference Travel & Hotel Information

  • Travel & Hotel Information - Available Spring 2018

There are a number of hotel accommodations within a short driving distance of the Lancaster IU 13 Conference and Training Center. Click on the link above for a list of hotel options, as well as, directions to the Lancaster IU 13 Conference and Training Center location via Google Maps.

 

Engineering by Design

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!

2018 TEEAP STEM Conference

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's conference. We look forward to seeing you again next year. In the meantime, check out materials from this year's conference and look for ways to get involved in next year's conference on our TEEAP STEM Conference Page.

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ITEEA in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018

The ITEEA's 80th Annual Conference will be held In Atlanta, Georgia! This year's theme will be "Building Bridges Within The STEM Community and Beyond." The theme for ITEEA’s 80th Annual Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 12-14, 2018, focuses on building bridges within the STEM community and beyond. Building bridges helps everyone to understand the important role technology and engineering contributes to STEM education.

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.