There are approximately 200 Technology educators in the state of South Dakota. They teach in nearly every school district, urban as well as rural, in middle schools as well as high schools.
Each year the SDTEA hosts an annual conference. This conference includes informational sessions on emerging technologies, sessions to exchange teaching methods, and a trade show for classroom and laboratory teaching materials.
The SDTEA is an association of professional educators that recognizes excellence in education. There are annual awards for a Technology Teacher of the Year, for Program Excellence, and for Friends of Technology Education.
The SDTEA is affiliated with ITEA, the International Technology Education Association. With thousands of members from around the nation as well as around the globe, ITEA is the largest professional group that promotes education for technological literacy.