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IDEA 2014-15 Calendar
 
Fall Conference:  IDEA: October 30 -31  ITEC: October 31 - November 1
Regional: March 6, 2015     
State Competition: April 11, 2015
 

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year: Don Whitman of Normal Community High School

 

IDEA Members,

The 2014 Fall Conference was a great opportunity to meet together, attend workshops, learn the latest and greatest software upgrades, and prepare ourselves to teach our students the 21st Century skills that they will need for their future success. Congratulations to Mark Anderson, Dr. Mark Laingen, ISU, and the IDEA Board for offering another great fall workshop. It was a great day to greet our fellow drafting and design instructors from throughout the state. The conference was well attended and had a few new presenters representing Autodesk and the Certiport certification program.

It was great to make our award presentations during our Thursday lunch session and again during our Friday IDEA/TEAI ITEC breakfast session. Congrats to the following recipients:

IDEA Awards and Recognitions

“R. Tim Phillip Teacher of the Year” Don Whitman Normal Community High School

“Dr. Ryan Brown- IDEA Scholarship” Eric Tecuanhuehue- ISU Student- Aurora, Il

This was the first year scholarship was present and application is linked from our site. Please encourage your former  IDEA and current ISU CAST students to apply.

We also started a new program of awarding you- the teacher members—awards for your years of membership and commitment to IDEA and your students. When you register as a member we asked you to indicate how many years you have been involved in IDEA. These records were not up to date or available so we started our initial list based upon your self reported input. We presented certificates for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc years of membership at the fall conference and will present others at the State Competition in April.  

In regards to changes for the competition registration, we will have teachers register their students by one of two methods.  Using a Google Docs form or by downloading and sending in a Excel form.  Both of these forms will look exactly like the previously used form but will allow for more efficient submittal to and use by our competition, regional, and financial directors.  

The conference business meeting also allowed members to discuss and approved changes to the IDEA Board and discuss registration changes for the spring competitions. Following nominations the Board reorganized for 2014- 15 with President- Steve Skorup, Vice President- Brain Rick, Secretary- Pat Feulner, and Membership Chairs- Joe Wuest and newly elected member Matt Jackson from Rend Lake College. Kevin Weston and Dr. Ryan Brown have left the Board and were thanked for their many years of service to IDEA and you, its members.

I hope that your year is off to a great start and we will see you in the spring at the IDEA Regional and State contests.

Sincerely,

Steve Skorup
IDEA President
Waubonsie Valley HS Instructor

 

Congratulations to all the IDEA state competitors!

 

2014 State Competition Results

IDEA State Competition Winners!  (PDF)

Introductory Board 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners  (PDF) 

Introductory CAD 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

Architectural Board 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners  (PDF)

Architectural 2D CAD 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

Architectural 3D CAD  2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners  (PDF)

3D Assembly Modeling 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

Machine CAD 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

3D Modeling 2014 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

 

 

Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship

Students who have participated in the IDEA annual Drafting and Design Competition and who are attending or planning to attend Illinois State University are now eligible to apply for the new Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship.   Applications are due by May 15, 2015.

 

 

IDEA 2014-15 Calendar
 
Fall Conference:  IDEA: October 30 -31  ITEC: October 31 - November 1
Regional: March 6, 2015     
State Competition: April 11, 2015