Positioning Technological Literacy in the Mainstream of Education: March 14-16, 2002 the Greater Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio. (64Th Annual Conference and Exposition)

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Imagine 2000 technology teachers at the same location all looking for new ideas, materials, and products that can be used in their classrooms. Imagine a powerful professional development experience. Imagine yourself at the March 2002 ITEA International Conference in Columbus, and your vision will have become a reality!

Columbus conference participants will experience the largest exhibition just for technology teachers. The commercial exhibitors will have the newest and latest products at the trade show for you to experience. These products are beyond your imagination! You will not be disappointed!

Imagine an opportunity to share with many other technology teachers one-on-one. Walk into ITEA's Technology Festival.

Interested in the Latest on assessment and standards? The opportunity exists to help our profession build assessment, program, and professional development standards. In the current atmosphere of assessment and accountability, we want your expertise in helping to build instruments for our profession that we all can use. Become a part of this landmark work that will help shape the nature of education when you participate in this Columbus conference.

Combine these experiences with over 100 special interest sessions on a multitude of topics and general session speakers who will give you new perspectives, and you will go away from the Columbus conference with exactly what you wanted - a professional development experience greater than you would have ever imagined! Place this important event on your calendar.

Experience professional development that others only imagine!

Columbus, Ohio provides an exciting location for all technology education professionals. Columbus boasts all the visitor attractions, restaurants, and entertainment that make the city an exciting destination for meetings and trade shows. Columbus is exploding with new sports facilities and events every day and is the 15th largest city in the U.S. Columbus remains safe, clean, and friendly to all visitors.

Columbus Attractions

Easton Town Center:

Offers shopping, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment in a unique setting. Easton offers a Planet Hollywood, Steven Spielberg's Gameworks, and the Shadowbox Cabaret. Easton is a regional favorite for strolling, shopping, and dining.

The Three Jewels:

The Ohio Theatre, home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and BalletMet is a national treasure. Its opulent, gilded decor and massive theater organ recall another time and place. The Palace Theatre, also lovingly restored, presents the popular Broadway Series and Opera/Columbus. The Southern Theatre provides visitors with an intimate performance venue for chamber music, jazz, and other entertainment.

Little Soho:

An eclectic neighborhood where visitors can find food and funky merchandise. Art galleries, boutiques, and some of the top restaurants in town line High Street for several blocks. The Gallery Hop, held on the first Saturday evening of each month, draws huge crowds. The Short North/Little Soho area is just steps away from the Convention Center.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium:

Jack Hanna, a perennial guest on TV talk shows, is the Columbus Zoo's Director Emeritus and international ambassador. The expansive park adds new features almost every year. Two of the newest attractions are the Manatee Coast and African Forest.

German Village:

German Village is known for its picturesque homes and gardens, making it one of the city's most identifiable symbols, perfect for a stroll on a nice day. Be sure to visit the 32-room bookstore.

COSI Columbus:

The Center of Science and Industry has recently relocated in a sweeping building along the downtown waterfront.

ITEA Available Tours General/ Educational Tours

(All tours are tentative and subject to change. Please check the ITEA website for any changes that may occur. …


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