State Advisor
Carolyn Cole
1068 Rd K
Emporia, KS 66801
620.342.8739 H/O
620-340-3766 Cell


2013 Kansas Pin Winner
Keton Kessler

Kansas TSA

"The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs."

   2013-14 Kansas TSA
Calendar .pdf

Annual Kansas State Conference April 17-19, 2014 Webster Confernce Center Salina, KS...


Important Dates


* February ~ Career and Technical Education Month

* 2/1/14 ~ National Affiliation for State Conference/Competition Due. State Conference Registration OPENS

* 2/11/14 ~ CTE Legislative Day, Topeks, KS.

* 2/ 15/ 14 ~ Silver Award Resume/
Application Due. State Officer Applications Due. To Carolyn Cole

* 3/1/14 ~ National TSA Conference Online Registration OPENS See National Website:

* 3/4-8/14 ~ TSA Advisor Appreciation Week

* 3/6/14 ~ KSTSA Board of Directors Meeting, Emoria Ks.

* 3/18-22/14 ~ National TSA Electronics Recycling Week

* 3/27-29/14 ~ ITEEA
76th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

* 4/4/14 ~ State Conference
Registration CLOSES

* 4/17-19/14 ~ Kansas TSA State Conference. Salina, Ks.

Fall Leadership

State Conference

2014 State Conference
Online Registration

On-line Affilition
National TSA Site


Kansas TSA News  

"The Spirit of Innovation"

2014 State Conference Information website

High School
Middle School
Any Questions contact:
Carolyn Cole
620-342-8739 H/O

620-340-3766 Cell
M.S. Challenging
Technology Issues Topics:
Fracking as a method of oil recovery.
2. Cost of security measures for schools.
3. Pros and cons of social media.


April 4th is the final day to register students for the 2014 TSA State Conference.

Notify Carolyn ( of drops by April 16th if possible; A written list submitted at registration April 17th would be helpful to update the entry lists. Any other changes to entries will be handled on a case by case basis.

Make scan/copies of all permission forms (pages 25-27 of the State Handbook) to be submitted at registration. Scanned documents can be emailed ( prior to conference, PDF format is preferred.

Note that a special needs/on site housing form is included in the State conference Handbook on page 28. Please complete and emil to Carolyn.

As in prior years onsite attendees will be segregated by gender and we will strive to provide each chapter with their own room, however combining maybe necessary and those chapter advisors will be contacted if combining is necessary.

The dining hall will not be open between meals and vending options are extremely limited and run out quickly, please inform students to plan accordingly.

I look forward to see you at the TSA State Conference!

Did you realize that this month is Career and Technical Education Month? What are you doing in your school to help support, promote and highlight Technology, your chapter and your students? Please share anything that you are doing at the local level. Any opportunities that you would like to share just email me and I can send things out. I would like to post pictures and stories on our website.
Thank you for all that you do!!

Every year I try to get more chapters to be apart of the awards that TSA promotes. If you haven't checked the national website lately...they have changed some of the forms! Here are the awards that are offered: TSA Achievement Program (Bronze, Silver and Gold awards)***** NEW Forms!!!
Chapter Excellence
Technology Honor Society
Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award
Here is the link:

Good luck! Hope to see some!

Here are some challenges to consider for your school year.
See attachment.
TSA Challenges.pdf

Got a question about Clusters/Pathways? Career Technical Ed. Student Organizations? Perkins? Your Pathways application? Counseling? Teacher licensure? Here’s a list of devoted KSDE folks who can help you: 2013 - 2014 KSDE CTE contact list

Jay Scott
Assistant Director - CTE
Career, Standards, and Assessment Services
(785) 296-4351
Main: (785) 296-3201 |



* Carolyn is the National TSA Alumni Association President: See Story

“Technology Education means something a little different to everyone, but Technology is everywhere. TSA is cutting edge, from offering public speaking and leadership to offering STEM-based experiences and career exploration.”
Carolyn Cole
Kansas TSA State Advisor

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