ITEEA Participates in Creation of New NAE Website to Support Implementation of PreK-12 Engineering Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 18, 2015

Steven A. Barbato DTE
Contact Steven A. Barbato DTE
Executive Director
ITEEA
Reston, Virginia, USA, August 18, 2015 —

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), in partnership with five other organizations including the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), has launched a new website, LinkEngineering (http://www.linkengineering.org), intended to help U.S. PreK-12 educators implement engineering education in classrooms and out-of-school settings.

The NAE project, funded by Chevron, is motivated by the increasing prevalence of PreK-12 engineering education in the U.S. The development and continued improvement of LinkEngineering is overseen by an expert committee and in partnership with ITEEA and four other organizations: Achieve Inc.; National Science Teachers Association; American Society for Engineering Education; and Council of State Science Supervisors. The project is made possible by the generous support of Chevron.

ITEEA President, Joey Rider-Bertrand shared, “ITEEA’s role in the development of LinkEngineering.org demonstrates the value of our profession’s expertise to the greater education community. Our continued support in this endeavor will not only benefit educators and their students, but also promote the importance of technology and engineering education through collaboration and outreach.”

“LinkEngineering provides the first-ever platform for K-12 teachers and informal educators to work and learn as a community toward the goal of improving the reach and quality of U.S. precollege engineering education,” said NAE President C.D. Mote, Jr.

 

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ITEEA is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.