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Phil Dettelis,  Assistant in Instructional Services-Technology Education, Presentation: "Technology Teacher Qualifications and new Science Learning Standards" at the WNYTEA Membership Steak Roast on September 29, 2016.


1)      Technology Teacher Qualification Policy Statement: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/technology/engineer.html

“Teachers of technology education and engineering-related courses must be certified in technology education. Other CTE or academic subject certification may not be substituted.”


2)      Draft P-12 NYS Science Learning Standards http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci/nys-p12-science-ls-intro.html


“The draft NYSSLS include four grade-banded sets of engineering design performance expectations, as well as, performance expectations within topic areas that integrate traditional science content with engineering. The intent of these performance expectations is to engage students in science content using engineering principles. They are not intended to supplant technology education instruction or engineering courses aligned to Standard 5 of the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology.”


Finally, it is critical that your membership understand that these clarifying statements only occur as a result of the lobbying efforts of the State professional association (NYSTEEA).  I cannot influence the system without the efforts of the professional associations.  Had it not been for the efforts of Henry Strada from the NYSTEEA, I wouldn’t have been asked to write the second statement that appears above.  To be honest, we need more of this sort of thing, but sending people to meetings in Albany costs time and money.  I would encourage you to suggest that your members consider supporting NYSTEEA: either by joining and/or attending the conference.



Phil Dettelis,


Assistant in Instructional Services-Technology Education



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