STEM and Conference Partnerships

 

TEEAM has made a concerted effort to stay ahead of the wave of changes coming from all directions. We changed from TEAM to TEEAM in order to include Engineering to our name and our practice. TEEAM members have been involved and stayed informed with the K-12 Science & Engineering Frameworks and the NGSS that are currently under review. Our members continue to participate in design and engineering challenges at the local and national levels and to take part in cutting edge professional development opportunities.

Deeper STEM learning happens when Science, Technology, Engineering & Math overlap. Throughout the Spring Conference we will look at where STEM disciplines converge and how teachers from various disciplines work together to align their practice.

So it makes sense to invite science and math to take part in our conference. Our profession is in the perfect position to lead the way with engineering curriculum in our state. We already teach our students how to think, design and engineer their way through problems. We have a

lot to offer our science and mathematics colleagues, and we can learn a lot from them. Working together will only benefit our profession and more importantly the future engineers in our classrooms right now!

We have invited educators to present in teams where any combination of science, technology, engineering and math are represented with work that connects technology and engineering education to the vision of the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generations Science Standards and Standards for Technological Literacy.

It is an exciting time to be a Technology & Engineering educator. With each challenge there seems to be opportunities. I have enjoyed watching more TEEAM members step in and get involved with the profession. We have a lot to do and a long way to go and I am reminded of this quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Gus Goodwin, Technology Education Teacher
King Middle School