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The Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP) is a professional association of  educators whose goal is to improve the quality of instruction in technology and engineering education throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

2018 TEEAP STEM Conference

Planning for the Fall STEM conference is in full swing. The TEEAP conference planning committee is working hard with the team from IU 13 to create the ultimate conference experience. 

The theme for the Fall conference is Blazing Trails to STEM Careers and will feature a new conference layout. Some of the highlights of the new format include:

  • STEM Trade Show -  On Thursday, October 18, a STEM Trade Show will be included as part of the conference. Companies and organizations from all STEM areas will share their products and services with attendees. This is a slight change to the past TEEAP vendor show but we guarantee you won't want to miss this day!

  • STEM Leadership Academy - Administrators attending STEMathon will have the opportunity to participate in a STEM Leadership Academy presented by IU13. Participants who register for this additional option at STEMATHON will attend designated sessions at the STEM Conference, receive a book to read, and complete job-embedded assignments throughout the 2018-19 school year.

  • STEM Research Poster Session - On Friday, October 19, a STEM Research Poster Session will be included as part of the conference. This new session will include Graduate Students and University Professors will share their recent research with attendees. Please stay tuned for more information.


Call for Conference Presenters

TEEAP is looking for presenters and exhibitors who want to showcase their Technology and Engineering Education Program from around the state. There are three ways to become involved:

1. TEEAP Special Interest Presenter: TEEAP has the opportunity to highlight teachers, programs, and exhibitors as part of the conference program. We need your help in identifying these programs and presenters. If you would like to be considered as a TEEAP Presenter or know someone who we should highlight, please use the following link to apply by August 15th, 2018

2. General Conference Presenter: Are you interested in presenting to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators as part of the general conference? Aspiring presenters may propose a session by completing and submitting the Proposal Form by August 15th, 2018. Please note this is a different application then the TEEAP Invited Presenter form.

Presentations should relate to one of the four proposed strands:

STEM for All – sessions focused on inclusive practices and programs for underrepresented groups to improve equity and access to high-quality STEM learning and careers

Teaching and Learning STEM – sessions focused on instructional strategies, classroom practices, and authentic STEM projects to enhance STEM education and career readiness

Early Learning STEM – sessions focused on preschool, pre-kindergarten, and elementary STEM activities, learning experiences, projects, and early career exploration

Meaningful STEM Partnerships – sessions focused on business/industry partnerships, STEM career experiences, educators in the workplace, and funding opportunities to support STEM

3. STEM Teacher Expo -  The STEM Teacher Expo will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM is an opportunity for pre-service and in-service teachers to show-and-share a great STEM lesson or project with fellow educators. To be considered for this unique, but limited opportunity, please complete this application by June 30, 2018. For more information visit this page.

Presenters can take advantage of all three opportunities to present at the conference. A $25 discount will be offered to all conference attendees who also serve as presenters. 


Conference Registration

Conference Registration is set to open on June 1st and will be handled by the IU 13 and STEMathonTeam. This is a huge benefit for TEEAP as we are able to offer a few different discounts on registration, process purchase orders, and keep the early bird rates open for a longer time. For more information about conference registration, visit the following link. 

Please contact Jocelyn Long, Conference Planning Co-Chair, with any questions or if you would like to get involved in the planning of the conference. 

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.

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