Technology Education Association of Illinois

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President's Message

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



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

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

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