Advocate. Empower. Engage.
Advocacy means speaking up, and TCEA is advocating for students and educators alike. Whether at the Capitol, SBOE, or anywhere education laws and funding are decided, TCEA is working to focus energy and resources on supporting education. We share details and progress via @TCEAAdvocacy on Twitter, the TCEA Advocacy Blog, and scheduled Legislative Updates, which are free to TCEA members.
Several webinars that detail the laws and rules that could impact education in Texas are scheduled throughout the year. These updates from the TCEA Director of Government Relations are offered throughout the year and are designed to keep you in the know about the issues and ideas that could impact our schools.
Click here to view the schedule of upcoming updates.
Empowering New Voices
Ed Tech at the Texas State Capitol
As part of the TCEA Convention & Exposition, 60 educators and ed tech enthusiasts converged on the Texas State Capitol on February 7, 2017. Prior to going to the Capitol, each participant received a briefing on the issues currently before the legislature that pertain to educational technology. They also learned tips and tricks for effectively communicating with legislators and their staff members. TCEA set up meetings with each participant’s senator’s and representative’s offices and provided transportation to the Texas Capitol so they could meet with their legislators individually or in groups. As a result of Educational Technology Day, educators got a better sense of how they could be involved in the legislative process and help advocate for more technology funding to support their students.
Even if you were not one of the participants of Educational Technology Day at the Capitol, you can still use the resources on this page to contact your representatives’ offices by phone or email. It’s one more way you can support technology in education.
Director of Governmental Relations
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