Magazine article Technology and Children

Message from the President of TECC

Magazine article Technology and Children

Message from the President of TECC

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Fall is often the time for teachers to think about dusting off equipment, scheduling class activities, and getting ready for another school year. Well, not for TECC! It has been a busy summer for the leadership of the Council. While some of you have enjoyed a break from classes, Council members have been busy participating in important activities.

James Kirkwood and I participated in the Strategic Planning Retreat for ITEA as representatives for TECC this past July. We joined representatives from all of the other Councils and the ITEA Board for a week in Salt Lake City. The major objective of this retreat was to identify the goals and objectives of ITEA for the next three years. It was hard work, but worth the effort to see a new collective vision emerge for our professional associations.

Significantly, elementary technology education was often recognized by all of the participants for the tremendous potential involvement of elementary teachers. It was particularly recognized as fertile ground for future development and potential of ITEA involvement. There are many challenges that TECC and ITEA face to tap this area of growth. Among the biggest challenges include membership and membership services. TECC will have many opportunities to provide leadership in implementing the plan, specifically when working with elementary teachers. Over the next several months the ITEA Board will put the finishing touches on the plan, and roll it out officially next spring. Once finalized, look for details relating to TECC in upcoming T&C columns. …

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