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 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 35 years. Our 16,000-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 will provide services and resources that meet the changing needs of educators.
Objective 1.1: Increase membership.
Objective 1.2: Provide professional development for educational leaders, instructional staff, and support staff.
Objective 1.3: Provide opportunities for student involvement and input.
Objective 1.4: Provide additional services to members based on need.
Objective 1.5: Establish a TCEA Distinguished Educator program.
Goal 2: TCEA will build capacity for the organization through the board, staff, facilities, and strategic partnerships.
Objective 2.1: Provide and maintain facilities to accommodate staffing needs.
Objective 2.2: Maintain a balanced budget.
Objective 2.3: Develop strategies for diversified income streams.
Objective 2.4: Develop an investment strategy to meet short- and long-term financial goals.
Objective 2.5: Ensure board organization meets member needs.
Objective 2.6: Provide a virtual meeting environment for the board.
Objective 2.7: Provide electronic management systems that meet the needs of the organization.
Objective 2.8: Ensure staffing meets organizational needs.
Objective 2.9: Develop strategic partnerships.
Goal 3: TCEA will lead in advocating for education at the state and national levels.
Objective 3.1: Strengthen TCEA’s influence with legislative entities.
Objective 3.2: Provide leadership on educational technology.
Approved by the Board of Directors July 2011