Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Get to Know an ITEA Member

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Get to Know an ITEA Member

Article excerpt

Kim Weaver

Early Childhood Teacher

Hollywood Elementary School

Hollywood, MD

What is your favorite thing about being a technology teacher?

Teaching technology education is the best thing that has happened to me in my teaching career. I love the hands on activities that it offers children. It truly allows children to use their minds and hands. When I watch my students become fully engaged in designing and building an airplane, sailboat, bridge, etc. there is excitement in my classroom! Technology studies enable young children to learn and refine foundation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science as they work intensely on their technology projects. I can't think of a better way to help children gain a better understanding of the world around them

Why did you join ITEA?

Since I did not study Technology Education in college, I needed a resource to help me become more informed about teaching this area of study I have grown professionally due to many of the opportunities offered by ITEA: the yearly conference, the magazines, the teacher excellence and program excellence awards, grants, and the opportunity to write books and provide workshops for teachers. …

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