Austin Convention Center
Convention Center Parking, Austin, TX, United States
2016 Texas Computer Education Association Conference (TCEA 2016)
TCEA 2016 Highlights
- More than 900 industry expert and peer-led presentations on technology integration across all curricula areas for PreK through higher education
- Over 450 companies in the exhibit hall displaying the latest products and resources to support your teaching and leadership efforts
- A flexible five-day schedule that allows you to customize your learning experience based on your needs and schedule
- Stimulating keynote and featured presentations to inspire change for classroom, campus, and district-wide success.
Who Attends TCEA 2016?
The move to digital learning is a team effort, and TCEA 2016 draws educators in a broad variety roles, all of whom are committed to creating classrooms that excite today’s active and connected learners.
- Technology Coordinators, Directors, CTO’s
- District-level Leadership
- Curriculum Designers
- Principals and Vice Principals
- PreK-12 Teachers
- Librarian/Media Specialists
- Instructional Support
- Network Administrators and Technology Support
- Educational Technology Enthusiasts
TCEA 2016 Future Presenters
Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization in 2000 out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey’s “ultimate favorite things” and was featured on the cover of Fast Company as one of the “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.” For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its “40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business.
Barrington Irving is very good at rising above obstacles. Raised in Miami’s inner city, surrounded by crime, poverty, and failing schools, he beat the odds to become the youngest person and only African American ever to fly solo around the world. He built a plane himself, graduated magna cum laude from an aeronautical science program, and founded a dynamic educational nonprofit before age 28. His message for kids: “The only thing that separates you from CEOs in corner offices or scientists in labs is determination, hard work, and a passion for what you want to achieve.”
Irving’s nonprofit, Experience Aviation, aims to boost the numbers of youth in aviation and other science and math related careers. Middle and high school students attend summer and after-school programs, tackling hands-on robotics projects, flight simulator challenges, and field trips to major industries and corporations.
Brad Fountain serves as the Director of Instructional Implementation at Discovery Education. He is a passionate educator with over 20 years of experience. Brad began teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom where he utilized some of the earliest Internet-based educational resources. He then launched one of the first technology-based professional development programs in North Carolina and served as administrator of the North Carolina Model School of Technology in 2003, moving them to a paperless workflow. Since joining Discovery, he has helped launch the Discovery Educator Network and served on the front lines during the development of Discovery Education’s Techbook services.
Dean Shareski is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades first through eighth for 14 years and spent nine as a digital learning consultant for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK. In addition he teaches pre-service teachers at the University of Regina. His blog consistently ranks among the top educational blogs. Dean also blogs for Tech Learning and the Huffington Post. In 2010 he won the ISTE Award for Outstanding Leader of the Year. Dean has had the opportunity to speak to a variety of education audiences both nationally and internationally. His passion remains helping teachers explore the affordances of technology for learning. Dean believes humor and humility go a long way in supporting and advocating transformational practices in teaching and learning.
Currently serving as Discovery Education’s Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community, Steve Dembo is a former kindergarten teacher and Director of Technology. He bpioneered the use of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies for connecting educators and creating professional learning communities. A National School Board Association “Twenty to Watch” in 2010, Dembo has been honored with numerous awards and has been instrumental in the explosive growth of the Discovery Educator Network and its online presence at http://community.discoveryeducation.com.
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Tammy recently retired from ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist. However, she continues to work independently to provide staff development and training in the area of technology integration.
As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology at the campus and district levels, Janet and Joan understand the specific needs of educators. Their four books focus on technology professional development and integration.
Janet Corder and Joan Gore were awarded the 2013 ISTE Making It Happen Award for Texas. They have been selected one of ISTE’s (NECC) Best of the Best workshops and they are included as part of Texas ASCD’s Academies and Institutes. Janet and Joan have presented at FETC, Miami Device, LACUE, NMSA, NYSCATE, CUE, and more. They also provide professional development for school districts and Education Service Centers throughout the U.S.
The TCEA 2016 Annual Convention and Exposition will take place at the Austin Convention Center (Austin, TX, US) on February 1-5, 2016.
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