TCEA Academies TCEA Academy Series

TCEA Conference Center in Austin, Texas
TCEA Academies are designed to provide a more in-depth look at specific topics ranging from Adobe software to teaching computer science skills to helping educators integrate technology in the classroom. Sessions are small, hands-on, and focused on taking the attendee, whether a beginner or an expert, to the next level. Presenters who are extremely familiar with the topics are carefully chosen and model best practices in adult learning.


Campus Technology Specialist Academy
TCEA Conference Center in Austin, Texas
November 17-18

Are you a campus technology specialist?…or want to be? Do you feel overwhelmed with trying to help meet everyone’s needs, but have little time to develop your own skills and address your areas of need to become more effective in coaching your teachers? TCEA has the solution for you.

Join us for two days of relevant learning to help you become a more effective campus technology specialist. Sessions have been specifically designed to meet your needs and empower you to make a difference in the lives of teachers, staff, and students you work with.

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Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy

TCEA and Microsoft have partnered to offer no-cost TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) academies throughout Texas. These professional learning opportunities are available to anyone, member or non-member, FREE!

What is the TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy?
The newly re-designed TCEA MIE one-day academies provide participants with specific instructions and suggestions for blending technology into the classroom curriculum. Some of the topics include:

  • Create narrated slideshows, digital stories, and information-rich slideshows that enhance teaching, learning, and leading.
  • Organize classroom lessons for students that allow them anytime, anywhere access to embedded videos and content, great for flipped learning opportunities.
  • Develop web-based forms to capture real data from respondents and then aggregate data for analysis.
  • Connect with educators, students, and others via international connections using tools like Skype.
  • Explore a wealth of lesson plans and ideas that help you meet ESSA expectations for blended learning using technology.
  • Learn how to create resources and easily share them with others via the web.

Attendees will have the opportunity to craft powerful conversations about learning in a hyper-connected world, as well as receive hands-on practice and modeling with Office 365 for Education tools like OneNote,, Sway, Office Mix, and Office Forms.

Participants will receive:

  • Access to a OneNote Notebook, which you can read on any device, chock-full of curated content, video tutorials, articles, and more
  • Opportunity to join the TCEA MIE Diigo Community, an online group open to all regardless of whether you are a TCEA member or not.
  • Invitation to participate in the upcoming TCEA MIE SkypeChats with special guests.

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Region 7 Educational Service Center




University of Texas at Arlington, College of Education




Region 8 Educational Service Center




Region 1 Educational Service Center




Region 3 Educational Service Center


Adobe Academy
TCEA Conference Center in Austin, Texas
June 20-21

The Adobe Summer Academy will be led by your colleagues: exceptional educators who understand the software programs and their usefulness in today’s classroom. Whether you are just getting started using Adobe applications, polishing your techniques, or taking your curriculum to the next level, there will be something for every educator.

Registration opens April 2017.

Chromebook Academy
TCEA Conference Center in Austin, Texas
July 27-28

Unlock the innovative ways to use Chromebooks in the classroom through hands-on learning opportunities. Discover ways this cost-effective alternative for the classroom, campus, or district can greatly improve student learning and performance. Presentations range from the overview and comparison to other mobile learning devices to guidance on deployment and management success.

Registration will open April 2017.


Information about PD:
Ashley Weiler
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Upcoming Events

Fri 24

Google Educator Level 2 Certification Bootcamp

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mon 27

Advocacy Update

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 29

Microsoft Sway

March 29 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm