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Networking for Student Success: 42nd Annual MTEEA Conference - Feb 5, 2021.

January 05, 2021

The 42nd Annual Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association (MTEEA) will be held virtually February 5, 2021. 

Link to information and registration:

Networking for Student Success.


This year’s slogan for the 2020 MTEEA Fall Conference was developed by Ashley Fore of West Middle School in Shakopee. We had no idea how timely that slogan would be. 

We will be using an online format for the conference. Thirteen sessions covering a variety of topics will be available as shown in the conference schedule. A few highlights include “Attracting Females into the Tech Ed Profession” presented by Dawn Sorenson. This topic is so important in a time when females are underrepresented in our field. As we all edge closer to retirement, we need to be recruiting our replacements. Thanks to Dawn for taking on this important topic. Another session to highlight is presented by Hannah Reisdorf, “Online Learning, What Worked?” This will be a resource-rich session for those who continue to teach online, hybrid or face-to-face. Thanks to Hannah for sharing with our membership. 

The Engineering Strand has a wide array of sessions to meet your school's needs. Session 1, “Engineering Opportunities” will provide an overview of the different offerings available to schools. Thanks to Vic Drier, Mike Sandell, TJ Hendrickson, and Jason Bruns for providing this “Cliff Notes” introduction. Further sessions investigate Engineering by Design, Siemens Engineering and Project Lead the Way. Thanks to our presenters: Vic Drier, Mike Sandell, TJ Hendrickson, Jason Bruns, Ashley Fore and Rachel Johnson. In the Updates Strand, Tim Barrett from MDE will host several sessions including MDE updates, Programs of Study and the Safety Project along with TJ Brown. Kurt Helgeson of St. Cloud State University will be providing CTE and Tech Ed Licensure updates for the programs. Finally, Steve Barbato, executive director from ITEEA will lead a session on STEL the new Standards for Technology and Engineering Literacy. 

Want to see two sessions at the same time? All conference sessions will be recorded and viewable at any time after the conference. 

CEU’s are available from each session and will be downloadable from the website. Vendors for this year’s conference have booths set up in the online conference Vendor Display. Go on in and sign up with the Vendors to receive conference swag. 

The conference fee for this year is $80.00. With your registration you will receive a year’s membership in MTEEA. For an additional $60, you can include a membership in ITEEA (this is a $20 savings). 

Mike Lindstrom has been organizing this conference for many years. Thanks to Mike for his leadership and dedication to our organization.