CTEA Rocky Mountain Region Conference 2014

I hope the beginning of your school year has started out on a positive note. I am sure by now that you all are in the “teaching groove” and are now beginning to think about professional growth opportunities. One such opportunity is upon us – the 2014 CTEA Annual Conference on October 23– 24, 2014.

The CTEA Annual Conference is an opportunity for career and technical education/STEM/Tech Ed/Industrial Arts teachers to gather, exchange ideas, learn new tips and techniques, and to celebrate professional accomplishments. Details about the conference are available here.

Conference Registration is now OPEN!

The registration for the 2014 CTEA Annual Conference on October 23 & 24, is now open! The cost per registration is $100. If you have questions about your registration or payment please contact Marc Finer at mfiner@lps.k12.co.us.

To register for the conference, please click here.

ITEEA Membership

This year, ITEEA has given us permission to offer a 1-Year Professional Membership for $50. Please take this opportunity to register/renew your ITEEA membership by checking the box on the conference registration form.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Eight complimentary issues to Technology and Engineering Teacher
  • Eligibility to present at the ITEEA Conference
  • Eligibility for Individual and program/school recognition and awards, including CTEA Teacher of the Year, CTEA Program of the Year, etc.
  • Eligibility for grants and scholarships
  • Network with your peers through ITEEA’s Networking tools
  • Free Resume posting on ITEEA’s Career Connection

Call for Presenters

This year’s conference theme is “If You Build it . . . .” I personally would like to encourage those of you that have “built” something that has rigorously engaged your school’s students in both academic and CTE courses to come share your accomplishment as a presenter at the CTEA Conference. Help us BUILD a great conference and volunteer to present. Remember, by presenting at the Conference, you will meet the “leadership” component of the state Teacher Evaluation form. In addition, if you are chosen to be a presenter, you will receive a 25% discount on your registration fee.

If you have a great project/technique/lesson, your fellow CTE educators would love for you to share it. Your presentation would last between 45 to 55 minutes. Register to be a presenter here. If you have any questions about presenting, please contact Ben Nuebel at bnuebel@cherrycreekschools.org.


If you are a Vendor and would like to participate in our Vendor Fair, please fill in the Vendor Information form here. Please forward this link to current vendors that you work with and would like to see them present at the CTEA Conference.

Hotel Reservations

If you would like to reserve a room for the 2014 CTEA Annual Conference, please contact the staff at the TownPlaceSuites Denver at 303-232-7790 to book your stay. Click here for more details.

Classroom Improvement Grant

The Colorado Technology Education Association, in cooperation 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 such as purchasing supplies and materials, repair equipment or provide for professional development in order to help improve the educational setting for their students in their classrooms.

To apply for the CTEA grant, you can complete the form here. The deadline to register is October 10, 2014. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. to be considered for the grant.

If you are a vendor and would like to support the grant, please contact Diane Gaston at Diane_Gaston@dpsk12.org for more information.

Program of the Year Nomination and Technology Education Teacher of the Year Nomination

Every year we like to recognize our amazing colleagues for their hard work in Technology Education. Nominate your colleagues today! For more information on the nomination process, click here. All nominees must be a member of ITEEA. Contact Pam Wilkins if you have any questions regarding ITEEA at pwilkins@lps.k12.co.us.

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