The Minnesota State ITCOE is going to be attending and exhibiting at the annual MTEEA Fall Conference on September 26th and 27th.  If you are going to be there make sure and stop by to learn more about our IT Exploration Curriculum and how it can help you expose  your middle and highschool students to technology and computing based skills and careers.

 Highlight on MTEEA (Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association)

MTEEA (the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association) is the only professional organization representing the combination of Technology Education, Engineering and Industrial Technology teachers in Minnesota. They are an affiliate organization of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and play an instrumental part in advocating for inclusion of technology as a Minnesota graduation outcome.  They works cooperatively with the Minnesota Department of Education to develop teachers licensure, program standards and other matters of mutual concern and have Board of Directors structure and about 150 members statewide.

The MTEEA work on behalf of Minnesota teachers, focusing on professional development, licensure, laboratory safety, curriculum resources, teacher excellence recognition, and other pertinent issues. MTEEA also sponsors student competitions such as the SuperMileage competition in May; where teams of high school and middle school students design and build a vehicle from scratch and compete for highest mileage. to learn more about this competition, click here https://www.mteea.net/index.php/competitions/supermileage There are numerous other student competitions that MTEEA is a part of.  Learn more here: https://www.mteea.net/index.php/competitions . As part of their focus, MTEEA also provides support contributions to the MN STEM Teacher Center each year and strives to integrate math and science standards/concepts into Tech Ed and Engineering courses to provide a truly integrated, real-world STEM experience for students.

The signature professional development opportunity each year is the Fall Conference in St. Cloud each September and is known as the single best place to find out what’s going on in teaching technology with presentations, demonstrations and commercial vendors. - this year the conference takes place on September 26th and 27th.