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Each affiliated chapter advisor receives online access to TOTAL TSA, which includes competitive event rules, membership materials and leadership lessons.
Whether you are new to TSA or a seasoned advisor, the Membership Materials section has something for you. It provides guidelines for promoting, running and maintaining your chapter. It also includes chapter organization tips, promotional and marketing ideas, and descriptions of TSA's awards and recognitions. Use this along with the Leadership Lessons and Competitive Events materials to create the total TSA chapter experience.
In order to achieve the goals of its mission statement, TSA offers its members challenging technology and leadership competitions. Every two years TSA's competitive events are reviewed and revised by the Competition Regulations Committee (CRC), a standing group of technology educators with hands-on classroom experience. The Competitive Events portion of TOTAL TSA presents guidelines for all national TSA conference competitions, as well as a comprehensive view of each event's connection to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) standards. Additionally, leadership skills and career choices are featured for each event. Relevant for local state and national competitions, the competitive events materials provide an excellent motivational tool for curricular activities in the classroom.
Leadership is for all TSA members. By learning leadership skills such as creative and critical thinking, communication, decision making, ethics, self-esteem, problem solving and teamwork, students are empowered for success in their competitions, classes and future careers. The contents of the Leadership Lessons section will help advisors enhance chapter dynamics and broaden the learning that takes place when students participate in TSA competitive events. The lessons can be integrated into both the technology education curriculum and the TSA chapter program of activities.