TEECA stands for the Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association and consists of college students who are usually preparing for careers as educators in public schools. The primary purposes are for college students to become the next generation of leaders in education and learn how to lead their students in their associations and competitive events. Non-education majors who are involved in the TEECA affiliated student association at a university may also participate in the competitions. TEECA is one of the councils of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.
The Eastern Regional Conference, which is now held in November of each fall semester, has existed for approximately two decades at Virginia Beach, VA. College faculty attend this professional development conference with their students to assist with coordinating competitions and interacting with their students outside the classroom. The following universities participate in the TEECA EAST Conference on a regular basis:
- Appalachian State University
- California University of Pennsylvania
- Central Connecticut State University
- Fitchburg State University
- Millersville University
- North Carolina State University
- Old Dominion University
- State University College at Buffalo
- State University of New York at Oswego
- The College of New Jersey
2017 Conference Overview
The 2017 TEECA Eastern Regional Conference will be Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. The conference will be hosted by Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Students and faculty advisers should plan to arrive at the conference center between 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. Registration packets and conference T-shirts will be distributed between 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. All participants will have until 7:00 pm to get organized, unpack, and enjoy the beach.
The Technology Challenge is the opening event of the conference, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The challenge will be followed by a fun activity that promotes teamwork and networking. All schools are expected to participate in the Technology Challenge and the special event that occurs immediately following the competition.
Friday is the competitive events day. We want to encourage schools to participate in as many events as possible as well as the school district recruitment fair. Just as last year, there will be a conference wide 2-hour break from 11:00am to 1:00pm for lunch and the school district recruitment fair. Please bring your resumes and professional dress and plan to attend, as this will be a great opportunity to talk with teacher recruiters. As always, Friday’s competitions will conclude with a formal banquet and a dynamic keynote address.
The awards luncheon is held from 10:30 – 12:00 noon on Saturday, at which time the conference formally ends.