Michael Wright
Michael D. Wright
Coordinator of Technology and Occupational Education Central Missouri State University


Welcome to the INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION! I am sure that you will find this Association, and this website, a wonderful resource for promoting technological literacy. Our goal is to support classroom teachers and other professionals all over the world with the resources they need to enhance children's understanding and capability with technology. Toward this end, the ITEA has undertaken many exciting initiatives. Please take a few moments to peruse this web site and familiarize yourself with the many different kinds of resources and professional development available to enhance teaching and learning technology. For example, the IdeaGarden is a wonderful resource for teachers to discuss issues and share ideas. HITS and KITS are great publications to stimulate classroom explorations and experiences with technology. ICON and I3 are among the current funded projects that will yield exciting resources. The Standards for Technological Literacy is an absolute "must have" for every technology professional! And this is just the beginning! There are also many professional development opportunities available through CATTS (Center to Advance Teaching Technology and Science). Finally, make plans now to attend the ITEA 65th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, March 13-15, 2003. We'll see you there! The Board of Directors and headquarters staff are here to serve your needs. If there is ever anything that we can do to improve teaching and learning about technology, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.