Welcome!

The Colorado Technology Education Association welcomes you to our website! Through this portal, you have access to one of the premier technology education organizations in the state of Colorado. We invite you to explore our site and then join us in our endeavor!

Annual Annual Conference Dates Set!

The 2014 CTEA annual conference is slated for October 23 & 24, 2014! Mark your calendars now and plan on attending this great event!

The CTEA hosts an annual conference for career and technical education teachers to gather, exchange ideas, learn new tips and techniques, and to celebrate their accomplishments. This year the conference will be held at Warren Tech in Lakewood, CO.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Industry Tours
  • Lesson Swaps
  • Vendor Exhibits
  • Door Prizes
  • Social Networking
  • Presentations/Workshops
  • Learning in Action

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, or share a lesson you teach, sign up to be a presenter! Simply click here, fill out the form and submit it! That's all there is to it! It's simple and it's easy and you never know what ideas you may take home to use in the classroom tomorrow!

CTEA's Marc Finer Puts in Bid for ITEEA President-Elect

Colorado Technology Education Association's own Marc Finer, a teacher at Newton Middle School in Littleton, CO, is currently running for ITEEA President Elect. It would be fabulous to have someone from our state leading the national organization! Please review Marc's platform here. And be sure to cast your vote for Marc!!

 

Scholarship Opportunities through FTEE

The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators has announced that it will make several scholarships available:

  • Litherland/FTEE Scholarship for Undergraduate Major in Technology and Engineering Education: This is a $1,000 scholarship in honor of Dr. Les Litherland. The scholarship is for an undergraduate student majoring in technology and engineering education teacher preparation. The award is based upon interest in teaching, academic ability, need, and faculty recommendations.
  • Maley/FTEE Scholarship for Technology and Engineering Teacher Professional Development: This is a $1,000 scholarship in honor of Dr. Donald Maley. Its purpose is to support teachers in their preparation to increase the positive outcomes of technology and engineering education. Criteria include: (1) evidence of teaching success, (2) plans for action research, (3) recommendations, (4) plans for professional development, and (5) the applicant's need.
  • FTEE Scholarship for Undergraduate Major in Technology and Engineering Education: This is a $1,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in technology and engineering education teacher preparation. The award is based upon interest in teaching, academic ability and faculty recommendations.
  • PITSCO/HEARLIHY/FTE Grant for Excellence in Teaching Technology and Engineering: This is a $2,000 grant in honor of Tom and Mary Hearlihy. The grant is for a technology and engineering teacher at any grade level (K-12). Its purpose is to recognize and encourage the integration of a quality technology and engineering education program within the school curriculum. Criteria include: (1) evidence of an effective quality technology and engineering education program, (2) documented success in the integration of technology and engineering education with other academic subjects, and (3) plans for professional development via the anticipated grant.

For more information on these scholarships and grants, click here.

For photos of last year's event, click here.

Classroom Improvement Grant

The Colorado Technology Education Association, in cooperationg with supporting vendors, has created and funds the CTEA Classroom Improvement Grant program. The purpose of this grant is to support teachers for classroom improvements to purchase supplies and materials, repair equipment or to provide professional development to its members in order help improve the educational setting for their students in their classrooms.

To apply for a CTEA grant, you can complete the form here. The deadline to register is September 15, 2013. Applications must be receieved by 5 p.m. to be considered for the grant.

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Jobing.com Board for CTEA

A new addition to the CTEA website is a Jobs link. Thanks to a unique partnership with Jobing.com, we are able to offer a way for technology education teachers to find their way into Colorado schools. Check it out!!!