Technology Education Association of Illinois





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President's Message


We are BACK TO "This IS THE BEST career in the WORLD – TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING TEACHER!" 

A technology and engineering teacher shares the knowledge, tools and techniques necessary for students to develop the technological literacy students need” but I like to say, as technology teachers, we go to work each day and it is NOT work – it is a fun, exciting day filled with new ideas, content and projects.

I hope you feel the same as I do - In a perfect world, we would plan, train, and engage with technology to keep ahead of our students (at least 2-3 days ahead). But, since we clearly don’t live or work in a perfect world, we must attain and maintain a growth mindset for learning and implementing technology into our daily instruction.  As a member of TEAI, we will work together to help, through conferences, professional development, and networking, we can do this.

The board members of TEAI are also reflecting on the past year as we plan for next year’s ITEC. We are working hard to create a valuable and relevant conference that provides meaningful professional development. As experts of teaching by “Hands-On” we need your help. As a board, we can we rely on you for session proposals to demonstrate the new exciting activities you are doing in your classroom. I want to personally invite you to present at the next ITEC and at professional development opportunities provided by TEAI throughout the year.

Because Of A Teacher! Because Of YOU! Thank You for everything you do each and every day to support and promote Technology and Engineering Education throughout Illinois. 

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If you have any feedback, questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of the other board members.

Don Whitman

whitmad@unit5.org

309-261-8673


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TEAI Board Meetings - Anyone who is interested in Tech Ed is invited to join us as a "guest of the board" please contact any board member for more information.


-2023 Dates-

February 16-18 2023 IACTE Conference

March 17th 2023 - TEAI / ITSA SeaPerch Regional 

April 11th - 15th ITEEA Conference MN

April 28th, 2023  @ 6:30 pm – Virtual - Summer PD Make and Take and ITEC Planning

July 19th, 2023 - Cookout Lunch and Disk Golf Outing / Board Meeting - Congerville / Eureka and ISU - Summer PD / ITEC Planning 

July 20st, 2023 - Summer PD Make and Take - TBD location 

August 21st, 2023  @ TBD – Virtual - ITEC Planning

September  8th, 2023 @ TBD - Virtual - ITEC Planning

Thursday, October 20th 2023 @ 7 pm - Holiday Inn - Pre-Conference Meeting

Friday, October 21st 2023 - ITEC Conference

Saturday, October 22nd 2023 - ITEC Conference / Board Meeting

ITEC 2023 - "Sweet Success with STEM " 

ITEC Tour - Local Factory


-2022 Dates-

February 2022 IACTE Conference

April 29th, 2022  @ 6:30 pm – Virtual - Summer PD and ITEC Planning

July 20th, 2022 - Cookout Lunch and Golf Outing / Board Meeting Holiday Inn Normal - ITEC Planning 

July 21st, 2022 - VEX ROBOT Basics and Projects - TBA location 

July 22nd, 2022 - Woodworking PD @ Normal Community HS -  Make and Take "Nightstand"

August 24th, 2022  @ 8:30am – Virtual - ITEC Planning

September  7th, 2022 @ 8:30am - Virtual - ITEC Planning

Thursday, October 6th 2022 @ 7 pm - Holiday Inn - Pre-Conference Meeting

Friday, October 7th 2022 - ITEC Conference

Saturday, October 8th 2022 - ITEC Conference / Board Meeting

ITEC 2022 - "Put The SPARK In STEM" 

ITEC Tour - Rivian Factory


-2021 Dates-

August 3rd, 2021  @ 10:00 am – ISU Turner Hall/Virtual - ITEC Planning “Bone Student Center Tour?”

September 3rd, 2021  @ 6:30 pm – ISU Turner Hall/Virtual - ITEC Planning

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 @ 7 pm - Turner Hall - Pre-Conference Meeting

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 - ITEC Conference

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 - ITEC Conference

February 18th, 2021  @ 1:00 pm - Virtual - IACTE Conference

“Tentative” -April 27th, 2021  @ 6:30 pm – ISU Turner Hall/Virtual - ITEC Planning

July 23rd - Holiday Inn Normal - ITEC Planning 

“Tentative” - August 3rd, 2021  @ 10:00 am – ISU Turner Hall/Virtual - ITEC Planning “Bone Student Center Tour?”

“Tentative” - August 31st, 2021  @ 6:30 pm – ISU Turner Hall/Virtual - ITEC Planning

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 @ 7 pm - Turner Hall - Pre-Conference Meeting

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 - ITEC Conference

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 - ITEC Conference


-2020 Dates-

April 10th - 11th 2020 - Canceled 

May Awards Banquet - Canceled

Summer Date:

June 30th - ONLINE 7pm - 8pm

July 28th - ONLINE 7pm - 8pm

August - TBD 

October 2020– Working Meeting for ITEC 

November 6th 2020 - ITEC ONLINE

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