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Now Accepting Presenter Applications for ITEEA's 80th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA - April 12-14, 2018

May 25, 2017

The 2018 conference theme is about building bridges within the STEM community and beyond. Building bridges within the STEM community is about helping others understand the important role technology and engineering education brings to STEM.


STRAND 1: Connecting With K-12 STEM Colleagues

Connecting with other K-12 STEM colleagues to show the role of technology and engineering education in STEM and Integrative STEM education. Sessions in this strand should showcase how K-12 STEM education teachers can work together to develop curriculum, activities and experiences that are designed to intentionally teach the content and practices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics together.

STRAND 2: Connecting With Other STEM Professionals in Higher Education

Those involved in technology and engineering programs in higher education often work with other STEM professionals 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 in the promotion and advancement of STEM education.

STRAND 3: Connecting With the STEM Community

The 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., after school STEM programs) and developing STEM education curricula, activities, and other experiences. Today, there are many promoting STEM education, including, non-profit 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.

STRAND 4: Connecting With STEM Decision Makers

To be successful, those involved in STEM Education must engage educational decision makers and leaders who can bring STEM education to life. Sessions in this strand should showcase how those involved in STEM education engage decision makers and leaders (e.g., local boards of education, supervisors, and principals) to help STEM Education programs grow and prosper.