NYSTEA This We Believe Statement (posted 10/16/09)
Free NYSERDA Energy Smart Students Workshops (posted 10/16/09)
SUNY Oswego Department of Technology Annual Fall Conference (posted 10/16/09)
ACTE Essay Contest Asks Students to Address President-elect Obama (posted 1/08)
NYSED/NYSTEA Technology Education Summit (posted 3/08)
Regents Middle-level Discussion (posted Spring 2004)
NYSERDA Energizes 23rd Annual Technology Students Association Competition (posted Spring 2004)
The Association for Career and Technical Education today announced the topic for the Cliff Weiss Essay contest in the memory of former ACTE Senior Director of Communications Cliff Weiss (1951-2004). This year’s topic for secondary and postsecondary students is “What would you tell President Obama about your CTE experience?” The contest is open to secondary and postsecondary students taking at least one course in CTE. A secondary and postsecondary student winner will each receive an award of $250 in addition to having their essay published in ACTE’s Techniques Magazine. To find out more about this essay contest, visit the Association for Career and Technical Education website.
The New York State Education Department and the New York State Technology Education Association are jointly sponsoring a two day Technology Education Summit on April 30 - May 1, 2008. The purpose of the Summit is to share ideas and to develop recommendations that will foster increased student achievement in Technology Education as defined by the NYS Learning Standards. As with each summit, the intent is to conclude with a set of recommended action steps that can be mutually supported in the months ahead. The discussions will center on curriculum and instruction, assessments, and professional development. These workgroup topics have been part of the successful formula for the curriculum teams past summits: Science 2002/2003; Mathematics 2003; English Language Arts 2004; Social Studies 2005.
The Regents discussion on middle-level education is continuing. A strategy for implementing Regents policy was recently discussed. More information regarding this strategy can be found at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/.
Albany, NY– With energy efficiency as the key theme, the New York State Chapter of Technology Students Association (TSA) announced its plans to "energize" its 23rd annual TSA Conference thanks to the support of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Several categories of the annual NYS-TSA Competition include:
Architecture - Students will design a "green" school building for 800 students.
Public and Extemporaneous Speaking - Students will speak on a variety of energy-related subjects ranging from energy policy, behavior modification, advertising messaging, renewable energy, and green building design.
Technical Display - Students will design and prepare a small scale model of an interactive display that teaches the public about energy efficiency. The winning display will be built from the model and placed in a museum in New York State.
NYS-TSA is also adding three new categories this year:
Commercial Video Advertising - Students will create a mock 30- to 60-second television commercial on energy efficiency, such as ENERGY STAR® lighting or appliances, ENERGY STAR homes, smart meters, renewable energy (wind, solar, etc) in a new home development, and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
Website Challenge - Students will design, build, and present a website.
Solar Vehicle Challenge- Students will build solar-electric cars to race at the competition.
Other contest categories include:
Promotional Video Communication
Research and Design Metric
Mouse Trap Vehicle
Technical Problem Solving
Technical Research and Technical Writing
NYSERDA will also provide prizes and awards to individual students and schools, as well as providing judges and technical assistance.
"NYSERDA is pleased to support this statewide competition and introduce energy education as a theme for several events. We need to educate students on the value of energy efficiency and its environmental benefits," said Peter Smith, acting president of NYSERDA. "NYSERDA feels this competition will help stimulate interest, and for some of these students, this may possibly lead them to choose an energy-related career path. We are excited to tap into the creative minds of New York State Technology students and look forward to what they will have to offer."
The TSA Competition is scheduled for April 23-24, 2004, at the State University of New York at Oswego. This two-day event is attended by approximately 500 students around the State. Students in middle school (Grades 5-8) and high school (Grades 9-12) are competing in their respective levels. Winners from the State competition are invited to attend the National TSA Competition, which will be held June 20-24, 2004, in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information, visit the Technology Student Association website or call Bill Rock, Somers Middle School, 914-277-3399.
NYSERDA contact: Ryan Moore 1-866-NYSERDA, ext. 3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org