Steven Barbato
Steven A. Barbato
Board of Directors Senior Fellow International Technology and Engineering Educator Association
International Technology and Engineering Educator Association 1914 Association Drive Suite 200 Reston VA 20191 US Phone703-860-4738
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Steve has been the Executive Director/CEO for the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) since January 1, 2013. He was previously an administrator in Pennsylvania for 12 years in the Lower Merion School District serving in various capacities (Director of Elementary Education, Science and Technology Education Supervisor, and Curriculum Director). Steve’s teaching experience includes ten years as a technology education teacher at the middle and high school levels at Warwick School District in Lititz, Pennsylvania. I then served as a Curriculum & Instruction Supervisor at the Department of Education in Delaware from 1989 through 1994. Steve then became Vice President of Educational Research and Development at Applied Educational Systems (AES), Inc. This position afforded an opportunity to work with hundreds of school districts throughout the country to update and deliver the best possible educational programs! Throughout his educational career Steve have researched and produced many useful and teacher-friendly Technology and Engineering lessons and activities for school programs at all educational levels while in the classroom, State Department positions, and as a District administrator. Steve strives to demonstrate how to effectively implement an Integrative STEM Education approach to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum for schools in many regions of the country and around the globe. Steve’s primary goal is to generate a synergistic environment through my professional work to deliver quality programs and to ensure both technological and engineering literacy for all students. He have proudly served as President of the Technology & Engineering Educators Association of Pennsylvania, National Technology Student Association Board of Directors, Chairperson of the TSA National Advisory Council, and have been active in numerous professional associations at the local, state, and national levels. Steve has directed the development of a statewide curriculum standards guide, a state task force to revise middle-level certification and staff development, a Literacy and Technology Portfolio Assessment Program, a Multicultural Education implementation guide, and coordinated federal funding programs. Steve was a Co-PI on the 2020 Standards for technological and engineering literacy: Defining the role of technology and engineering in STEM education. Steve authored of a chapter in ITEEA’s Council for Technology Teacher Education’s (CTTE’s) 1997 annual yearbook on design and technology at the elementary level. ITEEA recognized me as a 1994 Outstanding State Supervisor and has previously recognized him with the Laureate Citation in Epsilon Pi Tau (ITEEA’s honor society). In April of 1996, I received the Educational Leadership Award from the Children’s Council of ITEEA and in 2008 received the ITEEA Special Recognition Award. Steve is focused on providing leadership in carrying out ITEEA's mission to advance technological and engineering understanding and capabilities for all people! My ultimate vision is for ITEEA to meet the professional needs and interests of its members and its STEM constituents, as well as to improve public understanding of technology, innovation, design, and engineering education and its contributions for ALL students. -- Technology and Engineering Brings STEM To Life!