Area 7 TCEA Technology Conference coming soon!

Area 7 TCEA is accepting proposals for presenting at our annual TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference to be held June 11, 2010, in White Oak ISD at White Oak Middle School (just outside of Longview, TX).

Scheduled to be featured presenters are David Jakes, Christian Long, and Jennifer Wagner along with many great Texas educators.

Our local staff who were 2010 TCEA attendees are being asked to present at least one session at our conference sharing what they learned and implemented. Maybe you are asking your teachers to do the same in your district, and this is their chance to present to others. We already have sessions lined up for iPads, wikis, learning spaces, tools for the primary teachers (Wii IWB’s), and Google Apps. But we need more!

Want to present?

The session might be a round table discussion about how to use different technologies in the classroom now and in the future, or it can demonstrate how you have used technology with your students, campus, or district this year. We would love more sessions on opensource software use, electronic portfolios, technology assessment (both educator and student), core area technology integration, elementary technology sessions, remote hosting/cloud computing, classes that have switched to electronic textbooks, and more.

Since we have all levels of educators that attend (admin, network directors, multiple grade levels, multiple levels of experience, etc), you can present on pretty much any tech topic at any level of expertise. If you presented at TCEA in Austin this year, submitted a proposal to submit (that did not get accepted), or are working on one to present at 2011 TCEA, feel free to use that same session in Area 7 for our conference. We anticipate having 50 minute sessions with 250 attendees.

We have a web form created for you to submit your session proposal online. This helps us organize the conference much easier than paper. We need to have your submission within the next three weeks in order for us to get our programs created and printed. We ask that you have everything submitted no later than the end of the school day on May 21, 2010. You will find the form here:

Want to attend?

If you are interested in just attending the event, that is okay, too.  Registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members (gets them one year of TCEA membership), and it includes the conference, luncheon, a vendor area, and a chance at plenty of door prizes. Go to the Area 7 Events page on the TCEA site for registration information.  I also have updated information in the Area 7 Tech Conference Moodle located at  There you will find an agenda, session listings (as they come in), vendor information, registration information, directions, and any updates to the conference including presenter handouts and archived information from previous years.  We will have on-site registration at the same $25/$30 rate as well, but we prefer at least a heads-up on your anticipated attendance so that we can have plenty of promo bags and lunch for everyone.

We look forward to a great conference on June 11th and hope to have your participation. Email me for more information –

2 thoughts on “Area 7 TCEA Technology Conference coming soon!

  1. Would you be interested in someone doing a SmartBoard presentation on Smart’s new MathTools? If all I had to bring was my laptop, I’d sure be willing/interested.

  2. That would be great! We have a Smart board in one of our math classes there. We can get you hooked up and ready to go. Please feel free to fill out the submission form and I will get your session added to the program. ComputerLand is also a sponsor for our event, so they would love to have someone demonstrating Smart in use. Thanks for the offer!

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