Practical and Entertaining Sessions for Educators at ITEA's Baltimore Conference

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ITEA's Baltimore conference promises to be fun as well as educational. Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 23, 2006 in time to participate in a choice of eight pre-conference workshops. All workshops will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The cost per workshop is $95.

Topics include:

* A ready-to-deliver comprehensive 3-D models Lesson for Middle School Teachers

* [I.sup.3]: Invention, Innovation, and Inquiry--A Hands-On Perspective

* Implementing Engineering in the High Schools: The Probase Curriculum

* Strategies and Techniques for Linking Technology Standards and Content to NCLB

* VisTE (Visualization in Technology Education): Using Design to Link Technology and Science Together

* 2006 Boot Camp

* CATTS High School Model Program--Engineering by Design[TM]/ Foundations of Technology

* Tips for Improving Proposals to NSF and Other Organizations

In addition, there will be a new feature at the Baltimore conference: Educational tours will be offered on Thursday and Friday afternoons. One of the major content standards areas within Standards for Technological Literacy is "The Designed World." This content area focuses on the application of technology in enterprise models to produce and provide products and services. To provide conference participants with opportunities to experience firsthand some of the unique "Designed World" enterprises available in the Baltimore area, the Local Planning Committee has arranged a variety of outstanding professional tours designed to extend and enhance technology educators' content knowledge in the area of the Designed World content. …