ITEEA 2019 Conference

Post Meeting
March 19, 2020 AT 11:59 AM
Kansas City, MO
KC for ITEEA Attendees


This collection of writings represents the diversity of topics presented at ITEEA's 2019 Conference, while capturing the overall highlights of those specific presentations. There are typically over one hundred presentations delivered at ITEEA's annual conference and our hope is to have many more proceedings submitted in the years to come. Too often the ideas and collaboration opportunities generated at these gatherings never materialize as we return to our normal roles and responsibilities. Our hope is for this document to serve as a resource to further ideas and collaboration toward advancing our profession regarding research and teaching. Please feel free to contact the editor, Douglas Lecorchick, with any comments and to reach out to individual authors as needed.



The 2019 conference theme focuses on how technology and engineering bring STEM to life for all children PreK-12 and beyond. Students who study technology and engineering through an integrative STEM education approach learn about the technological world that inventors, engineers, and other innovators have created. This conference promotes sharing best practices demonstrating how TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING BRING STEM TO LIFE.

Strand 1: Demonstrating best practice through classroom instruction PreK-12 and beyond.

Sessions in this strand should showcase how PreK-12 STEM education instructors develop curricula, lessons, activities, and other experiences that show how technology and engineering bring STEM to life. 

Strand 2: Identifying and discussing research that supports best practice in technology and engineering education.

Sessions in this strand should discuss how research and scholarship can be used to identify and inform best practices in technology and engineering education and its role in bringing STEM to life.

Strand 3: Showcasing partnerships that support and strengthen technology and engineering education through Integrative STEM Education approaches

The broader STEM community includes those at the local, state, national, and international levels who are interested in promoting STEM in both formal (e.g., student competitions) and informal settings (e.g., afterschool STEM programs) and developing STEM education curricula, activities, and other experiences. Today there are many promoting STEM education, including nonprofit organizations, government organizations, and business and industry. Sessions in this strand should provide examples of how those involved in STEM Education connect and partner with the STEM community and how they help bring STEM to life using technology and engineering.

Strand 4: Preparing preservice and inservice technology and engineering teachers to deliver effective I-STEM Education

Those involved in technology and engineering teacher education programs often work with other STEM professionals and organizations to strengthen how STEM education is developed and delivered. Sessions in this strand should provide examples, strategies, research, and best practices that demonstrate successful collaborations with colleagues and other organizations (e.g., at the state level) in the promotion and advancement of STEM Education.