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STEM, without the T & E is just more science and math.

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Support Technology & Engineering Education For All NYS Students.

The New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA) recommends the following policy actions to better prepare students in New York State for college and career readiness.

1. Preserve the current Technology Education New York State middle school mandate.

2. Adopt a commencement (9-12) level unit of credit requirement or substitution option for Technology Education.

3. Increase the number of certified Technology Education teachers through incentives such as college tuition grants for students pursuing Technology Education teaching certification.

4. Establish an institutional commitment by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to the "Engineering by Design©" pre-K-12 curricula and related professional development consortium requirements.

5. Adopt the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's (ITEEA) Standards for Technological Literacy- a "common core" for Technology Education.

6. Re-authorize the N.Y.S. "Engineers of the Future" grant/law and the "Excelsior Scholars" grant/law to support statewide professional development for Technology Education.

7. Adopt the national Assessment of Educational Performance (NAEP) assessment for Technology and Engineering Literacy (planned for national implementation by 2014).

8. Establish a realistic and valid STEM Pathway that includes Technology and Engineering Education.

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The New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA)

Links

NYSTEEA Policy Agenda Submitted to NYSED
Senator Schumer Supports T&E
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  • Sean Pope
    Sean Pope United States, New Britain
    Apr 30, 2016
    Apr 30, 2016
    With all of the Engineering mandates in the Next Gen Science Standards, it is imperative that we have certified, experienced Technology and Engineering teachers in every school.
  • Richard Luce
    Richard Luce United States, Geneva
    Apr 29, 2016
    Apr 29, 2016
    This country MUST have a technologically competent workforce.
    It is NOT enough to know how to use technology. Understanding how it works gives wings to students imagination and creativity to their invention.
    In addition this Junior-Senior High school age students are developmentally ready for hands on learning and there is no more important time to help them demystify our world which is increasingly full of black boxes.

    If you represent me, I will be watching your vote.
    If you would like to know more, please, do not hesitate to contact me personally.
    Rick - 315 781 0940
  • Edward Gauthier
    Edward Gauthier United States, Cape Vincent
    Apr 29, 2016
    Apr 29, 2016
    Kids need Technology and it should continue to be required in the middle school level.
  • Howard Baumel
    Howard Baumel United States, Nyack
    Apr 29, 2016
    Apr 29, 2016
    Technology Education is such a fundamentally important part of all students' education that the suggestion that it no longer ought to be required is beyond reason. Virtually every facet of society is evolving to be much more dependent on technology. We see it integrated into nearly every phase of our daily mundane existence. If the mandate needs to be changed, it would be far more sensible to increase it rather than weaken it.
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