Who We Are
You want to engage your students and prepare them for the future.
You need more time and more options for reaching kids where they are.
You know technology can help, but how?
Join TCEA, the association of educators with over 35 years of experience using technology in schools.
We can help you find the tools and support you need to get the buy-in and results you want.
TCEA is dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning through the use of computers and technology.
More About TCEA
TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) is a member-based organization supporting the use of technology in education. Founded in 1980, TCEA has been playing a vital role in increasing technology funding and access for PreK-16 schools for over 35 years. Our 17,000-member association is led by a grass-roots board of directors, all of whom are professional educators, and TCEA’s offerings all support educators in the field who are enhancing curriculum with digital tools.
Convention, Conferences, and Events
TCEA is best known for its exceptional conferences and events, including TCEA’s Annual Convention & Exposition, the Tots and Technology summer conference for elementary educators, and the specialized System Administrator and Technical Support conference. A number of other academies, workshops, and certification courses are offered throughout the year, so members have a broad array of in-person opportunities to choose from.
In addition to learning events, TCEA provides members with state-of-the-art information via online professional development, a variety of publications, the Internet, and collaborations with higher education and business. TCEA is affiliated with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which provides a two-way channel of information throughout the world.
TCEA is divided into twenty areas across Texas so that the needs of our members can be more easily met. These twenty areas are defined by the Regional Education Service Centers; each has an elected Area Director who both manages area events and represents the area on the board of directors.
Our BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)
Our goal is to become the dominant force for technology in education. To accomplish that goal, we follow the organization’s Strategic Long-Range Plan.
Strategic Long-Range Plan
Goal 1: TCEA provides innovative services and resources that meet the evolving needs of education and empower learners.
Objective 1.1: Identify and showcase emerging technologies and trends.
Objective 1.2: Provide geographically diverse events.
Objective 1.3: Provide professional services for schools, associations, policy makers, and the media.
Goal 2: TCEA promotes leadership excellence for staff, board, and membership.
Objective 2.1: Provide opportunities for leadership development.
Objective 2.2: Enhance the plan to recognize excellence of members.
Goal 3: TCEA is the catalyst for a connected and collaborative community of educators.
Objective 3.1: Update organizational resources for reliable, efficient, and convenient delivery of member services.
Objective 3.2: Utilize best communication strategies to engage members and partners.
Objective 3.3: Provide opportunities for our members to collaboratively address special interests.
Goal 4: TCEA leads advocacy efforts for education at the state and national level.
Objective 4.1: Advance a state and national advocacy agenda on behalf of members.
Objective 4.2: Strengthen influence with legislative entities.
Goal 5: TCEA’s financial position stimulates organizational growth.
Objective 5.1: Ensure a sufficient and diversified financial position to meet organizational goals.
Objective 5.2: Increase membership through recruitment and retention.