America's Teachers

America's Teachers at I/ITSEC (AT @ I)

In 2008, the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) launched the pilot program of America’s Teachers at I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference: www.iitsec.org) and it was a huge success! The goal of this program is to familiarize teachers of science, technology, engineering, and math with the field of modeling and simulation and support STEM education and careers. The modeling and simulation industry is growing and it depends on a pool of talented engineers, computer scientists, and behavioral scientists. Teachers' awareness of this field could help to guide young people toward preparing for modeling and simulation careers. The teachers that attended the conference have been impressed with everything they experienced and are still talking about applying what they learned to their daily teaching activities. We are pleased to continue the event this year allowing more of America’s Teachers to experience all that I/ITSEC has to offer.

Click here for the 2016 America's Teachers Application Form


KEY 2016 DATES FOR APPLICANTS


 September 16      Application Due
 September 20      Notification of Acceptance
 October 17           Finalize Travel Dates and Plans
 October 17           Provide Photo and Bio, Professional Details


Comments from former America's Teachers at I/ITSEC:

Kim Puckett

Kim Puckett
 The best part about attending I/ITSEC was being able to learn about Modeling and Simulation from people who are really doing it.  Understanding the value of exposing students to the types of career fields that will be associated with M & S is wide and varied and many students would find some aspect that would interest them.
   
 Nick Caputo

Nick Caputo
 I was most impressed at all of the technology that was being used.  I was able to show some of my students using some of the youtube videos posted by NTSA, which hopefully showed them that these are careers that are exciting and desirable.  They all play video games, and looking at some of the kids' faces as they watched video of the simulators was amazing.  It was awesome just to be there and to be able to see (and use!) some of the simulators.  I know I have a much greater appreciation of what M&S is and what M&S can do from being at I/ITSEC.  It is also nice to see that our country is still much much farther ahead in the development of these kinds of technologies than the rest of the world.  It is a very good thing to see.
   
 Erik Bushland

Erik Bushland
 
While there were many things I really liked about the conference, the biggest for me was to see the support the industry has for education. I realize that coming from the “T” and “E” in STEM gives me a different outlook, but prior to learning about the conference I hadn’t really heard of or considered Modeling and Simulation as a viable option for my students. Now, I am excited about the field and working to incorporate M&S into my curriculum.

AT@ I Alumni: 2015
 Jennifer Mattice 9th-12th Grade
Modeling &
Simulation Courses

Landstown High School Governor's STEM
Academy, Virginia Beach, VA

 James Barger  Departmet Chair /
 9th-12th Grade
 Robotics
 Landstown High School Governor's STEM
 Academy, Virginia Beach, VA
 Neal "Sandy"
 Alberson

 Bioengineering,
 M&S in CAD,
 Engineering Design
 and Senior Design

 Landstown High School Governor's STEM
 Academy, Virginia Beach, VA
 Dolly Baker Pre-K -- 5th Grade
 Robotics Coach
 Forrest Lake Elementary School,
 Columbus, GA
 Stephanie Dalton  Principal  Forrest Lake Elementary School,
 Columbus, GA

 Loren Marie
 Kerschensteiner

 7th-8th Grade
 Instructional Science
 Coach, School Based
 STEM Leadership
 James Madison Middle School,
Titusville, FL
 Todd Rassman

 7th-8th Grade
 Instructional Math
 Coach, School
 Based STEM
 Leadership Team

 James Madison Middle School,
 Titusville, FL
 Gina Clark  District Resource
 Teacher-STEM
 Programs
 Brevard County Schools,
 Titusville, FL


AT @ & Alumni: 2014

 Morgan Humphries  Chair  J.E.J Moore Middle School,
 Petersburg, VA
 Kurtis Kennedy  Synergistic
 Technology
 J.E.J. Moore Middle School,
 Petersburg, VA
 David Feeley  Teacher  DeSmet School,
 Missoula, MT
 Shelley Andres  Principal  DeSmet School,
 Missoula, MT
 Jacque Whittle  STEM  Walker Elementary,
 Crestview, FL
 Lorna Carnley  Assistant Principal  Walker Elementary,
 Crestview, FL
 Craig Beals

 Honors Earth
 Science and
 Chemistry

 Billings Senior High Freshman Academy,
 Billings, MT
 Tyler Blood  Assistant Principal  Billings Senior High Freshman Academy,
 Billings, MT
 Ebiri Nkugba STEM Consultant  Kent Intermediate School District,
 Grand Rapids, MI
 Jarrad Grandy  Director of Career
 Readiness
 Kent Intermediate School District,
 Grand Rapids, MI