The International Technology Education Association recognized two educators at The University of Texas at Tyler with three of its highest awards, Dr. Clayton Allen, UT Tyler chair of the Department of Human Resource Development and Technology, announced.
The awards were presented at the ITEA 69th annual conference in San Antonio.
Julie Moore, director of the Ingenuity Center, was honored with the Distinguished Technology Educators Award, which is a mark of distinction in technology education. It recognizes technology educators who have demonstrated a high level of competence and conscientiousness technology education field.
Consideration for the DTE award is based upon documented evidence of leadership and management skills, continuing participation in ITEA education programs and demonstration of leadership in ITEA, community and personal activities.
Dr. John Hansen, UT Tyler technology professor, was presented the Award of Distinction and the Epsilon Pi Tau Prestigious Service Award.
ITEA’s second highest honor, the Award of Distinction recognizes members of the profession who have earned national distinction in instruction, research, scholarship and/or effective teaching.
Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology, recognized Hansen with the Prestigious Service Award for his achievements and contributions to the progress of the technology profession.
ITEA is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design and engineering educators. The mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in that pursuit.
The UT Tyler Ingenuity Center develops instructional resources and teacher professional development activities to help middle and high school teachers enhance their skills for technological literacy and innovation education, according to Hansen.
The program, funded by three grants from the Texas Education Agency, serves approximately 2,400 teachers in Texas.
Working with Project Lead The Way, the Ingenuity Center directs the 6-12 engineering program in Texas. It also provides summer training for teachers, as well as conferences for counselors, administrators and teachers to help them obtain professional development credits.
For more information, contact the UT Tyler Ingenuity Center, 903.566.7376.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.