Think back to the best professional development experience you have ever had. What made it so effective? In most cases, memorable learning opportunities are fun, collaborative, and influential. The carefully selected resources on this site will provide you with the tools you need to create exciting experiences at your school.

2018 EdTech Conference - Texas State University (website)

The Power of Play in Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning can be fun. Come explore ways to integrate technology as a playful and ongoing process for teachers and students to bolster educator confidence and self-efficacy in trying new things. 

2018 TxDLA Annual Conference (website)

Flip Your Grid with Video-Powered Reflection
Flipgrid is a video discussion board service that allows your students to share and reflect on ideas with teachers and peers. With Flipgrid, you can create grids with topics in order to capture your student’s voice. 

Gamification has emerged as an innovative teaching-learning strategy that researchers have shown to be effective in improving student learning outcomes. Come learn how gamification can be used in your classroom.

TCEA 2018 Convention & Exposition Presentations (website)

Blended Learning Strategies for the Connected Classroom
The concept of blended learning has been around since the 1960s. Today we continue to expand and improve on its methodologies. Come learn how to successfully incorporate blended learning into your current teaching methods.

Chromify Your Classroom
New to Chromebooks and Chrome OS? Want to use them in the classroom? In this hands-on session, explore how Chromebooks and the Chrome browser can transform teaching and learning in your classroom. Preferred device: Chromebook

Come explore some of Google's secret lesser-known tools. As we explore, we’ll brainstorm ways to use these tools in the classroom and for productivity.

Google Drawings is a flexible program that allows you to add text boxes, word art, images, shapes, and more. Learn creative ways to address content area standards with Google Drawings. Preferred device: any device permitted with Google for Education account

Come hear a panel of Google for Education experts discuss their successes and failures on implementing G Suite.

Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join us as we discuss how to make this innovative approach work. Discussion will include: advantages and pitfalls of implementation, revising your AUP into an RUP, classroom management, and helping teachers to adapt. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.

Your students already love using emojis in their communication, so why not use them to enhance classroom learning? Learn creative ways to use emojis and Google to motivate your students to read and write.

Assessment and instruction go hand in hand in a classroom that focuses on the student. Join me as we explore a variety of strategies to assess student readiness in order to make decisions about current and future instruction. Preferred device: any device permitted

Do your students struggle learning new vocabulary words? If so, come learn how to make those words come alive through video. You bring a device with a camera and I will bring the paper.

Are you a change agent looking to adopt a new professional learning model? Then come discover some new models that will transform adult learning experiences. Preferred device: any device permitted