Advocacy

Advocacy means speaking up and TCEA is advocating for students and educators alike.

Advocate. Empower. Engage.

Advocacy means speaking up, and TCEA is advocating for students and educators alike. Whether at the Capitol, SBOE, or anywhere education laws and funding are decided, TCEA is working to focus energy and resources on supporting education. We share details and progress via @TCEAAdvocacy on Twitter, the TCEA Advocacy Blog, and scheduled Advocacy Updates, which are free to TCEA members.

Empowering New Voices

Educational Technology Day at the Texas State Capitol

Each year that the Texas Legislature is in session, TCEA hosts an Educational Technology Day at the Capitol. Prior to going to the Capitol, each participant receives a briefing on the issues currently before the legislature that pertain to educational technology. They also learn tips and tricks for effectively communicating with legislators and their staff members. TCEA will set up meetings with each participant’s senator’s and representative’s offices so they can meet with their legislators individually or in groups. As a result of Educational Technology Day, educators get a better sense of how they could be involved in the legislative process and help advocate for more technology funding to support their students. Even if you are not able to participate in Educational Technology Day at the Capitol, you can still use the resources on this page to contact your representatives’ offices by phone or email. It’s one more way you can support technology in education.

Your Ed Tech Advocate

Director of Governmental Relations, Jennifer Bergland

Jennifer Bergland

Director of Governmental Relations

Jennifer joined the TCEA staff in 2010 to lead the advocacy efforts of the association. This enables her to blend her passion of technology and education with her love for the political process. She keeps grounded in the application of technology by helping deliver professional development for TCEA. She has a B.S. in Political Science from Southern Nazarene University and a M.S. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M. She loves working with teachers as they begin to envision how technology can help them transition their teaching from print to digital.

512 450 5448
jbergland@tcea.org

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