Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Registration for TCEA 2012

Registration will soon open for TCEA's 32 Annual Technology Convention.  AISD has historically sent many teachers each year to this fantastic professional development and technology awareness opportunity. This year, each campus or teacher will need to provide their own registration fee. Plan ahead now and find a way to go if you can, but there will be no district-wide initiative to send teachers this year.

Why go?
  • There will be over 400 sessions and hands-on workshops available on many different topics
  • The exhibit floor is packed every year with current and emerging technology for the classroom
  • Keynote speakers this year include Tori Bellici (of Mythbuster fame) and Kim Komando
  • Technology leaders from Discovery Education, Leslie Fisher, and Tammy Worcester among others will be presenting, and they are always crowd-pleasers!
  • Build your Professional Learning Network by meeting and exchanging ideas with teachers from across the country
Each year, AISD teachers have had to weigh the cost of three days of professional development against three days away from the classroom. This year, TCEA has added two new options for registration.
  • The One-Day Convention Reg allows for a less expensive $97 (Early Bird) fee for attending the free concurrent sessions and exhibit hall, but just for one day.
  • Premium Convention Reg gives not only full convention access all week, but this year includes access to all 50 and 90 minutes workshops for no additional fee. (Instead of paying additional charges for each paid workshop, you register for as many as you wish and incur no additional fees.) The Premium Early Bird cost is $257.
  • ...and the regular three day Early Bird registration remains at $165 this year.
Lots of learning opportunities this year!  Hope you can make it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Free Online Webinar Hosted by Intel - Aug 30th!

Intel provides FREE webinars throughout the year for educators. This Wednesday evening at 7pm CST, they are presenting "Mobile Apps for the Upcoming School Year".  Register to attend and join the discussion on how teachers are using mobile apps in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend.  7pm , August 30, 2011

For more webinars and free educator resources from Intel, go to the Intel Education : Teachers Engage Community and find people from across the world who are benefiting from sharing their ideas, questions, and answers to technology use in the classroom.