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Technology Coordinators Special Interest Group


TEC-SIG is the largest SIG and was established in 1989 for the purpose of providing a means of communication between technology coordinators, instructional technology leaders, and other administrators throughout the state.The organization furnishes its members up-to-date information on legislation, happenings within the Texas Education Agency, grants, and TEC SIG activities. Members share their own technology-related experiences at three yearly meetings in an effort to educate and inform each other on what is happening in the field of technology.

Purpose

  • To encourage an active interest in technology on levels PreK-12, & higher ed throughout the state of Texas.
  • To provide an opportunity to study and keep abreast of any new trends in technology.
  • To improve teacher training programs in Texas in the area of technology.
  • To promote professional cooperation and communication between educator/staff and administrators toward realizations of sound educational achievements.
  • To provide a liaison with other organizations involved in the use of technology as an educational tool.

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Community

Members of TEC-SIG are added to the SIG's group inside of the TCEA Community after payment for their SIG membership is processed. Please allow at least 24 hours to be added to the TEC-SIG group. You will remain apart of the group until either your TCEA, or your SIG dues expire. If you have any questions regarding the Community please contact Matt Dawson at .


Upcoming Meetings and Events

TEC-SIG Fall Meeting

October 16-17

Location:
TCEA Conference Center
3100 Alvin Devane Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741

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Housing Information:
Hampton Inn Austin South
4141 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744


Rate: $129/night
Reservations:
Go to http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/A/AUSSOHX-TEC-20141015/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG for the discounted rate.

This discounted rate will expire on September 24, 2014!

Schedule:
Click here to view the most recent schedule.

Keynote:
George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division and an Innovative Learning and Leadership Consultant. He has worked with all levels of school from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school administrator. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools/organizations all over the world. George is also the creator of Connected Principals, the founder of Connected Canada, as well as the School Admin Virtual Mentor Program (#SAVMP). His focus is to help organizations create optimal learning environments for innovation within schools.

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for kids. He uses humour as a way to connecting with all of those that he works with. His presentations are known to be both informative and entertaining, yet creating an emotional connection that helps people move to the next level. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning help participants feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning. You can learn more about George at his site georgecouros.ca.



TEC-SIG Luncheon

Wednesday, February 4th
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hilton, Level 4, Salon A

This year, the popular annual luncheon features a presentation that will be a dynamic display of innovative thinking. Luncheon registration is $30 and is only open to current TEC-SIG members. Annual dues are $20. Pre-registration is required; however, limited seating may be available. Inquire at the door for availability. Register for TCEA 2015 and this event at www.tceaconvention.org.

This year, Kyle Pace, an Instructional Technology Specialist and co-author of the book Integrating Technology With Music Instruction, will share his insights and experiences as the keynote speaker for the luncheon. He has provided professional development on technology for the last 11 years after his start as an elementary educator.

In addition to his extensive experience as a presenter, Pace was one of 50 educators chosen to become a Google Certified Teacher. He’s been named one of Education Week’s Leaders to Learn From and has received special recognition from the Secretary of Education and other national organizations that promote excellence in education.

In January 2009, Kyle co-authored a book titled Integrating Technology With Music Instruction. Kyle has also organized all five annual EdcampKC “unconferences” since 2010.

In July 2011, Kyle was one of 50 educators from around the world chosen to participate in the Google Teacher Academy in Seattle, Washington to become a Google Certified Teacher. In January 2013, Kyle was named as one of Education Week’s 2013 “Leaders to Learn From” and joined the other honorees in April 2013 in Washington, D.C. to receive special recognition from Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Kyle was also selected to join the 2013 ASCD class of Emerging Leaders.

Kyle has a strong passion for sharing with teachers, administrators, students, and parents about the impact that educational technology can have on adult and student learning.

OFFICERS


President
Amy Mayer


Vice-President/President Elect
Ann DeBolt


Media
Kristy Vincent


Treasurer
Stuart Burt


Past President
Scott Floyd



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