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ITEEA Takes Part in Virginia Children's Engineering Conference

February 08, 2018

Representatives from ITEEA including Executive Director, Steve Barbato, and STEM CTL Director of Innovation, Assessment, and Research, Dr. Anita Deck, took part in the Virginia Children's Engineering Convention this week. 


The Children's Engineering Convention has three major components: 1) staff development for K-5 teachers focusing on strategies that assist children to create, use and control technology, 2) teacher demonstrations of techniques for infusing design, engineering, and technology activities into the Standards of Learning, and 3) a showcase of technology-based educational resources. In addition to the special interest sessions/workshops, other opportunities will include educational vendor exhibits and keynote speakers during each general session.

Participants will experience engineering and technology-based activities that contribute to the development of technological awareness. Workshop highlights will focus on experiences that enable children to:

  • explore how people create, use, and control technology
  • apply knowledge in mathematics, science, English, and history and social sciences in solving problems associated with design, engineering and technology; and
  • use tools and materials to develop technological literacy and self-confidence.

Learn more about the Convention at