Reports from CAIP Affiliates: The International Technology Education Association

The International Technology Education Association is the largest professional educational association, principle voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. Its membership encompasses individuals and institutions throughout the world in over 45 countries with the primary membership in North America.

ITEA’s mission is to advance technological capabilities for all people and to nurture and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEA seeks to meet the professional needs and interests of members as well as to improve public understanding of technology, innovation, design, and engineering education and its contributions.

ITEA represents more than 35,000 technology educators in the U.S. alone who are developers, administrators, and university personnel in the field representing all levels of education. ITEA corporate members are comprised of leading technology companies.

ITEA conducts various professional development programs and holds an Annual Conference in the United States- the largest technology education showcase of exhibits and educational sessions in the world. ITEA collaborates with its sister associations from around the world in international conferences hosted in selected countries.

ITEA publishes The Technology Teacher, Technology and Children, The Journal of Technology Education, TrendScout, Bright Ideas, and a variety of other publications that lead the profession by providing teaching directions, instructional ideas, and networking opportunities.

ITEA sponsors an active honors and awards program that recognizes outstanding teachers and programs (K-12) from states, provinces, and countries that are affiliated with the Association.

ITEA conducts a vigorous public policy program, frequently providing information to government, agencies, associations, and other special interest groups concerning technology education. The association strives to provide an understanding of the importance of technological literacy through technology, innovation, design and engineering education to the future growth and well-being of all nations.

Meetings:

  • April 3-5, 2005, Kansas City, MO
  • March 23-25, 2006, Baltimore, MD
  • February 21-23, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT