Why Be a TSA Advisor?
Serving as a TSA chapter advisor at your school means more than having a “technology club” – it means your school is a part of a national organization that promotes and recognizes excellence in technology students through applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competitions and leadership activities.
Each year TSA brings together leading technology educators to revise, review and develop the competitive events at the middle or high school level. Every activity is correlated to STEM concepts and the criteria for participating and judging the competition is detailed. These activities (approximately 30 on the middle school level and 30 on the high school level) can be implemented as competitions at the local, state and national level.
For most TSA advisors, TSA is not the only organization they are involved with. Many also coach, are class advisors, and work on other school activities. So why do they also advise a TSA chapter? Most would tell you that they do so because they feel TSA offers:
How Much Time Does It Take?
There is no question that being an advisor for a TSA chapter (or any other student activity) takes time and commitment. How much time is a function of several variables: