Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Taking Action Together

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Taking Action Together

Article excerpt

ITEA has been an active member of a PTC-MIT Consortium representing more than 80 organizations committed to working together, leveraging interests and investments to ensure a robust and reliable STEM pipeline that will help secure America's continued competitiveness, innovation, and national security in a global knowledge economy, and provide opportunities for individuals, families, and regions to take advantage of the many opportunities the STEM workforce has to offer.

This working group includes the following selected organizations in addition to ITEA: Cambridge University, Carnegie Mellon University, Design and Technology Association, Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, Federal Aviation Administration, Harvard University, International Society for Technology in Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Minnesota Department of Education, Parametic Technology Corporation, Society of Women Engineers, Texas Southern University, and many others that comprise the group of 80 organizations.

The major focus of this partnership is to:

1. Leverage and focus the nation's resources and expertise to address the STEM workforce needs.

2. Build on existing national strengths and invite participation of all agencies/stakeholders in this critical national effort.

3. Strengthen the national pool of STEM talent, which is strategic for the U.S.

4. Improve the quality of STEM programs by integrating state-of-the-art tools.

5. Provide a vehicle for the dissemination and implementation of initiatives across the U. …

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