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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.

 2014 Americas Teacher Application.pdfClick here for the 2014 America's Teachers Application Form

KEY 2014 DATES FOR APPLICANTS

 12 September  Application Due
 1 October  Notification of Acceptance
 15 October  Finalize Travel Dates and Plans
 15 October  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.

NickCaputo

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: 2013

Laura McNeill 6th-8th Grade Science and Math St. Mary Catholic School, Ft Walton Beach, FL
Amy Atkins Assistant Principal St. Mary Catholic School, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Chinell Little Governor's STEM Academy Heritage High School, Newport News, VA
Gwendolyn Sifen Program Administrator, University Magnet Heritage High School, Newport News, VA
Haley Bolton 9th-12th Grade Computer Science Sachse High School, Sachse, TX
Cathy Barck Technology Applications Coordinator Sachse High School, Sachse, TX
Lenora Goodwin Biology, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Forensic Science Providence Public Schools, Providence, RI
Jennifer Roe 9th-12th Chemistry and Physics Providence Public Schools, Providence, RI
Shannon Blake 1st-3rd General Studies Wolf Lake Elementary, Apopka, FL
Patricia Ius Assistant Principal Wolf Lake Elementary, Apopka, FL
Jamie Dozier Instructional Coach Wolf Lake Elementary, Apopka, FL
Constance Murphy K-5th STEM Labs Whispering Oak Elementary, Winter Garden, FL
Patricia Ramsey Principal Whisperting Oak Elementary, Winter Garden, FL
Barbara Walters-Phillips 3rd-5th Math and Science Cheney Elementary, Orlando, FL
Kahlil Ortiz Principal Cheney Elementary, Orlando, FL


AT @ I Alumni: 2012

 Erik Bushland  9-12th Grade Animation and Advanced Animation Sachse High School, Sachse, TX 
 Ray Young  Assistant Principal  Sachse High School, Sachse, TX
 Thomas Maher 7th and 8th Grade Gaming Application Development  Ferry Pass Middle School, Pensacola, FL
 Regina Lipnick  Principal (Grades 6-8)  Ferry Pass Middle School, Pensacola, FL
 Sandra Geisbush 8th Grade STEM Science & Technology (AP) North East ISD STEM Academy, San Antonio, TX
 Jennifer Consalvo Middle School Math and Science Leonardtown Middle School, Leonardtown, MD
 Madelyn Giles Assistand Principal Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center, Leonardtown, MD


AT @ I Alumni: 2011

Jake Heibel Principal Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD
Nora Wichrowski STEM Mathematics and Computer Science Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD
Tracey Heibel Science and STEM Supervisor St. Mary’s County Public Schools, St. Mary’s County, MD
Felicia Johnson Principal St. Mary’s Magnet School, Columbus, GA
Tamura Magwood Principal Baker Middle School, Columbus, GA
Yvette Jones English and Language Arts Baker Middle School, Columbus, GA
Margy Stevens Executive Director Dayton Regional STEM Center, Dayton, OH
Assistant Superintendent Montgomery County Educational Service Center. Dayton, OH
Leesa Folkerth Mathematics Tri-Village Local Schools, New Madison, OH


AT @ I Alumni: 2010

Vanessa Bennett Assistant Principal James Sandoval Preparatory High School, Phoenix,. AZ
Erik Bushland Animation Sachese High School, Sachese, TX
Nick Caputo Math and Science Resurrection St. Paul School, Ellicott City, MD
Margaret Guerrieri Math Mountain Middle High School, Chattanooga, TN
Camille Kimmel Math J.H. Workman Middle School, Pensacola, FL
Mariel Milano K-12 Stem Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL
Kim Puckett Math and STEM Try-Village Local School District, New Madison, OH
Loryn Windwehen Science Bernard Harris Middle School, San Antonio, TX


AT @ I Alumni: 2009

Sandi Dabbs 9th-11th Grade Mathematics Roswell High School, Roswell, GA
Bridget Mariano
Chemistry and AP Chemistry Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Stephanie Hampton
11th Grade STEM Student Research Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD
Morgan Humphries Computer Applications J.E.J. Moore Middle School, Petersburg, VA
Nathan Swick
6th Grade STEM Spring Ridge Middle School - STEM Academy, Lexington Park, MD
Alan Troidi Mathematics Vestal High School, Vestal, NY
Wendy White 5th Grade Music Moore Elementary School, Griffin, GA


AT @ I Alumni: 2008

Craig Beals Science Billings Public Schools, Billings, MT
Mark Clemente Chemistry National Institute of Aerospace / Educator-in-Residence, Virginia Beach City Schools, Virginia Beach, VA
David Feeley Science and Technology DeSmet School District, Missoula, MT
Amanda Smith Science Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA
Megan Tucker Elementary STEM - 4th Grade Okaloosa County School District, Shalimar, FL
Jacque Whittle Elementary STEM - 5th Grade Okaloosa County School District, Shalimar, FL

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