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2013 national TSA Conference june 28 – July 2 orlando , florida

2013 national TSA Conference june 28 – July 2 orlando , florida. “Learning to live in a technical world.”. Who We Are.

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2013 national TSA Conference june 28 – July 2 orlando , florida

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  1. 2013 national TSA Conferencejune 28 – July 2orlando, florida “Learning to live in a technical world.”

  2. Who We Are • The Technology Student Association provides a rigorous and relevant program to middle and high school students who have a common interest in technology, innovation, design and engineering.

  3. TSA’s Mission Statement • The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs. • Opportunities to compete at state and National Conference • Expert judging by technology educators and industry • Individual and team recognition

  4. TSA and STEM • TSA competitions provide a hands-on venue for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). • TSA competitions are Correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.

  5. National Competitive Events • The National TSA Conference provides a hands-on venue for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). • Students compete individually or as a team and are rewarded not only with trophies but with the memories and the challenges of a national TSA conference.

  6. National TSA Conference

  7. National TSA ConferencePrimary Benefit – OPPORTUNITY • TSA gives STUDENTS the opportunity to….

  8. National TSA ConferencePrimary Benefit – OPPORTUNITY • TSA gives ADVISORS the opportunity to….

  9. Sample National Competitive Events Middle School • Agriculture and Biotechnology Design • Construction Challenge • Electronic Applications • Environmental Focus • Go Green Manufacturing • Structural Engineering • Website Design

  10. Sample NationalCompetitive Events • Animatronics • Biotechnology Design • Desktop Publishing • Engineering Design • Future Technology Teacher • Music Production • Scientific Visualization (SciViz) • Transportation Modeling High School

  11. National TSA Leadership Academy Professional training in leadership skills such as: • Team building • Self-Esteem • Communication • Vision • Challenge Management • Professionalism

  12. National TSA Conference Highlights • TSA VEX Gateway Robotics Competition • General Sessions • American Cancer Society Event • Career and Education Fair • Special Interest Sessions • State Delegation Meetings

  13. Get to Orlando through… • Cooperation and support of school administration • Good logistical planning • Approval and support of parents • Necessary registration and travel funds • Well prepared and motivated students

  14. 2013 Conference Registration Fees for the 2013 National TSA Conference are set by the TSA Board of Directors.

  15. 2013 Conference Resources • TSA Website (www.tsaweb.org) • Competitive event themes and problems • Contact information for competition regulations committee • Resources for teachers including fundraising ideas • Conference schedule information • Online conference registration • Reservation links to conference hotels with negotiated rates • Travel information • Awards criteria and information • Local tourist information

  16. Testimonials “I fondly recall so many fine students and advisors I met and interacted with during my twenty-five year association with TSA. During that time I often commented that anyone who would like to see a whole lot of what is right about the technology field should attend a TSA conference.” Len S. Litowitz President, International Technology Education Association Teaching Excellence in Technology, Innovation, Design and Engineering (TIDE) ""The experience of attending a TSA conference of any kind is unforgettable; the leadership lessons, networking opportunities and competitions are absolutely unforgettable. From the local leadership conferences to the annual national TSA conference, I have loved every TSA event that I have ever attended."Pratyusha Gupta Cesar Rodney High School, Delaware2011-201 National TSA President

  17. For more information National TSA 1914 Association Drive Reston, VA 20191-1540 Phone: 703/860-9000 Toll free: 888/860-9010 www.tsaweb.org

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