ITEEA Named as Partner in 100Kin10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 —

RESTON, Virginia, January 28, 2015 – ITEEA announced today that it has been accepted as a partner of 100Kin10, a multi-sector network fueling the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers by providing America’s classrooms with 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021.
ITEEA President, James Boe, DTE, commented: “ITEEA is thrilled to join in on this exciting STEM initiative. It is our goal to share how teaching Technology and Engineering Brings STEM to Life!”

As part of 100Kin10, ITEEA will work to recruit and retain outstanding STEM educators, specifically in the technology and engineering education field. ITEEA will also address the need to encourage more females and minorities into teaching technology and engineering. The leadership of ITEEA believes that collaborating with other organizations within 100Kin10 will only enhance its efforts to create this vital pool of STEM educators.

More and better-trained STEM teachers are essential to preparing America’s students to fully participate in our democracy and to understand and respond to complex national and global challenges. To compete in the glob- al marketplace and provide opportunity to all young Americans, all students—not just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools—must have basic STEM skills and knowledge. ITEEA is one of the 236 best-in-class 100Kin10 partners that has designed and taken on a specific piece of work to help achieve the goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.

Organizations are accepted as 100Kin10 partners following a rigorous vetting process conducted by a team partners and other experts in education and in STEM. Reviewers seek organizations with strong leadership, a track record of success at implementation, and a well-designed and innovative commitment to action toward expanding, improving, and retaining the best of the nation’s STEM teaching force, or building the 100Kin10 movement.

A complete list of partners and is also available on the 100Kin10 website.

To support partners in fulfilling their ambitious commitments and working together to spark innovation, 100Kin10 offers access to exclusive opportunities that build capacity, enable collaboration and shared learning to find new solutions and solve joint challenges, and facilitate funding and access to resources. For example:

  • Over 95% of partners shared data about their STEM teaching work—including programmatic priorities, components, and outcomes—in response to a network-wide survey, part of 100Kin10’s growing body of research and learning.
  • Thirty partners took part in 100Kin10’s first foray into partner-driven collective action, co-investing in a teacher recruitment campaign that reached over 50 million on social media.
  • More than 115 partners have received grants in support of their programmatic work, totaling over $53 mil- lion through 130+ awards.
  • More than 50 partners applied for and have been awarded over $200,000 in small grants that enable in- person meeting and collaboration to advance their 100Kin10 commitments.

About 100Kin10
100Kin10 is a multi-sector network that responds to the national imperative to train and retain 100,000 excel- lent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021.

About ITEEA
ITEEA is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Its mis- sion 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.