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Upcoming STEMinars July 21 and August 25

July 13, 2022

ITEEA's specially designed professional development STEMinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.
This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $15.
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Equity in STEM: A Seat at the Table
July 21, 2022 at 7:00PM EST
Presenter: Andrea Wright
Culturally relevant and responsive teaching, equitable access, underrepresented groups in STEM…do any of these phrases ring a bell? Model STEM schools and programs provide inclusive and diverse learning opportunities for all students. Explore how you can use instructional resources, pedagogy, experiences, and partnerships to increase access and success within STEM schools.
Andrea Wright is the district STEM Coordinator for the third largest school district in Georgia. With over 20 years’ experience in education, Ms. Wright supports the district’s STEM/STEAM Initiative in the areas of curriculum, instruction, pedagogy, partnerships, and certifications. A native Atlantan, she matriculated from Spelman College, the University of Rhode Island, the University of West Georgia, and Valdosta State University. She has also attained a STEM Leadership endorsement through the NASA Endeavor program, a STEM endorsement from Middle Georgia RESA, and is a National Geographic Certified Educator. Her truest passion is in the area of STEM education – seeing children bring ideas to life and innovate new solutions, fostering a culture of creativity in educators, and planting seeds for limitless possibilities for parents about their children’s futures. Ms. Wright concurs with Marian Wright Edelman that “education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." 
Making and Doing with STEL: Combining the Signature Trademark of T&E with the New Standards
August 25, 2022 at 7:00PM EST
Presenters: Justin Egresitz and Steven Miller
In Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (STEL), making and doing is referred to as T&E’s signature trademark. In an effort to contribute to the growing implementation of STEL standards, the presenters will discuss background, alignment, and the benefits of creating standards-aligned activities in their making and doing-centered course. 
Justin Egresitz is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Technology, Design, and Engineering Education program within the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Justin completed a B.S. in Technology and Engineering Education and an M.S. in Innovation and Technology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology and the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA). Research interests include motivation for making and doing and AR technology in the technology and engineering education classroom.
Dr. Steven Miller is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Technology, Engineering, and Design Education. He holds degrees in Industrial Arts/Technology Education, School Administration, and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from NC State University. His professional career has included machining and construction trades as well as teaching and educational administration at both middle and high school. He has served as a public high school principal and Instructional Supervisor with Wake Technical Community College. His career paths have driven his research interests into strands pertaining to applied STEM Education programs that increase school achievement and bridge gaps in student achievement – especially for underserved students. His research interests include motivation for students to "Make and Do."