Students of MTEEA President Tom Pachera honored

From AnnArbor.com:

Four Skyline High School seniors won first place in a statewide youth entrepreneurship competition.

The two pairs of students developed concepts, business plans and now are working on the prototypes for a water purification system using solar energy and a sonar device to help the blind navigate to be named 2012 Young Innovators.

All four students are members of Skyline’s Design, Technology and Environmental Planning magnet. As part of their magnet capstone course, the students began working in pairs to identify, research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.

Read the full article here:

http://annarbor.com/news/4-skyline-high-school-engineering-students-win-young-innovators-competition/

Congratulations to these engineering students and Tom Pachera!

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ITEEA Grants, Scholarships and Awards

ITEEA and its foundation, the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE), give awards, grants, and scholarships to support the advancement of technology and engineering education. The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit 501 (c )(3) organization, initiated a program of giving in 1993, in which awards are presented during the ITEEA Annual Conference.

FTEE awards support programs that will: make our children technologically literate; transfer industrial and corporate research into our schools; produce models of excellence in technology and engineering teaching; create public awareness regarding the nature of technology and engineering education; and help technology and engineering teachers maintain a competitive edge in technology. For a list of scholarships, grants and awards, please go to http://www.iteea.org/Awards/awards.htm

If you are interested in pursuing any of the awards available, please contact Tom Pachera at [email protected].

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15 for 12 promotion for ITEEA membership

MTEEA is the Michigan affiliate for ITEEA, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Why should you join ITEEA?

  • You can make a difference in the technological education of our children.
  • You can inspire others or be inspired
  • You can have access to the latest tools, resources, and professionals who are passionate about the same thing you are…our children.
  • You can receive rewards
  • You can get published
  • You can enhance your leadership experience

You can do all of this and so much more when you JOIN ITEEA.

Join today so you can SAVE MONEY TOO! That’s right – join by June 30, 2011…..and receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12. Check out all of the ITEEA membership benefits.

To join online, visit the ITEEA Membership page, or contact Maureen Wiley:

703-860-5028

[email protected]

The membership code for this promotion is 1512.

Together WE CAN make a difference in the education of our children!

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Michigan Technology Education and Engineering Association (MTEEA) represented at ITEEA International Conference

The Michigan Technology Education and Engineering Association (MTEEA) was Represented at the ITEEA International Conference.

Three members of the MTEEA attended the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s International Conference that was held in Minneapolis, MN in March. These professionals represented our association by participating in the President’s Roundtable meeting, Governance session, visiting the world’s largest technology and engineering education trade exhibition, and attending a variety of professional development workshops designed for technology and engineering teachers.

MTEEA has coordinated the association’s work in the past year with ITEEA assisting in the development of membership recruitment responsibilities, public information, communications, and activities requiring governmental action of both groups.

Members attending the ITEEA Conference were: Nathan Bush, Tom Pachera (DTE), and Bill VanLoo.

Plan now to attend next year’s conference. Visit www.iteea.org for more information.

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Nathan Bush wins ITEEA Teacher Excellence Award

Nathan Bush, a Technology Education teacher at Saline High School, was recently honored by the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association with their prestigious Teacher Excellence Award. The award was given at the 2011 ITEEA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Above is a short video interview with Nathan in which he talks about winning the award and offers encouragement to others to apply for the Teacher Excellence Award. Michigan teachers of technology and engineering are encouraged to apply for the Teacher Excellence Award at the ITEEA’s website.

ITEEA NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Teacher Excellence Awards Presented at ITEEA’s Annual Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 24, 2011 – Nathan Bush of Saline, Michigan was recently honored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association as one of 36 teachers from across the U.S. to receive its prestigious Teacher Excellence Award.

The award is one of the highest honors given to technology education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of each recipient’s outstanding contribution to the profession and to his or her students. The awards were distributed as part of ITEEA’s second general conference session.

For more information on ITEEA’s Annual Conference or on the Teacher Excellence Awards, contact ITEEA by phone: (703) 860-2100, fax: (703) 860-0353, email: [email protected] or visit the website at www.iteea.org.

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2011 ITEEA National Conference: Saturday, March 26

The 2011 ITEEA National Conference wrapped up on Saturday morning with more sessions, the Teaching Technology and Engineering Showcase, and closed with the Awards Luncheon.

Browse below for more photographs from Saturday’s sessions. Click any photo for a larger view plus more information.

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2011 ITEEA National Conference: Friday, March 25

Friday was a particularly meaningful day at the ITEEA 2011 National Conference. MTEEA’s own Nathan Bush (ITEEA State Affiliate Representative) was presented with the ITEEA Teacher Excellence award at Friday morning’s general session.

Browse below for more photographs from Friday’s sessions. Click any photo for a larger view plus more information.

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2011 ITEEA National Conference: Thursday, March 24

MTEEA was represented at the 2011 ITEEA National Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Here are some photographs from Thursday’s sessions.

Click any photo for a larger view plus more information.

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Project Lead the Way at Saline Area Schools

MTEEA’s own Nathan Bush recently uploaded a new video that shows Saline Middle School’s implementation of Project Lead the Way.

Project Lead the Way at Saline Area Schools from Nathan Bush_SHS Media Teacher on Vimeo.

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MTEEA Launches New Website

MTEEA has officially launched the association’s new website. It is accessible at:

http://www.mteea.org

The new site features up-to-date content and a new look to reflect the organization’s new name and vision.

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