Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

ITEA Board of Directors Has Fall Board Meeting

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

ITEA Board of Directors Has Fall Board Meeting

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ITEA's Board of Directors met November 21-22, 2009 to set directions and make policy for the association. The Board addressed issues believed to be important to the profession through their discussion format. Those issues included: Practical Implementation of Technology Education, Supply and Demand for Teachers, Philanthropic Fundraising Proposal, and Social Networking. Motions passed pertaining to the following issues:

* A representative will be selected by the ITEA Board to contact fundraising consultants/firms to research and report back to the Board on the feasibility, finances, and logistics of conducting a fundraising campaign.

* A critical-issues task force will be appointed to identify and prioritize issues for our field.

* A task force will be created to align Engineering by Design[TM] materials and professional development to STEM, Race to the Top, and innovation initiatives.

* A task force will investigate ways to support the recruitment and supply of professionally prepared technology and engineering teachers to states that do not generate an adequate supply of such teachers.

Board reports were received on committee action, task-force work, strategic-plan activities, and headquarters operations. Additional reports were received from every ITEA Council and from each Regional Director on the Board. These reports are made a part of the addenda of the Board Meeting Minutes and are kept at the association headquarters. …

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