Tammy's Techtrek

April/May 2021

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Thank you, teachers and staff!

Words are not enough to express the appreciation that is felt toward you and the expertise you provide our districts. Whether you are a teacher, paraprofessional, administrator, counselor, tech support, instructional coach, speech pathologist, diagnostician, librarian, computer lab manager, secretary, custodian, work in the cafeteria, maintenance, bus driver, or the business office - we salute you. You are appreciated every day but we want to honor you especially this week.

TCEA Free Membership Week

As a thank you to all teachers, administrators, and staff, TCEA is offering a year of free membership! What does that mean? Here is a list of the valuable benefits that you will receive with your membership:

1. Special interest groups (library, robotics, campus administrator, and more)

2. Self-paced courses and certifications (starting at $29)

3. Webinars and Lunch & Learns (over 80 hours of CPE credit)

4. Technotes Blog (links to a gazillion resources)

5. Comprehensive App Lists

6. Free access to Sketchup Pro and Clip Studio Paint

7. Ebooks galore

8. Student robotics and computer science contests

Of course, there are those two little conferences each year (Elementary Teachers Conference in June and THE TCEA conference in February).

What are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon and join. Click here to be directed to the TCEA website.


Don't forget to check out Region 16's calendar of workshops. ETC (Elementary Teacher's Conference) is June 13-15 (virtual) and will be full of learning opportunities and CPE credits. TCEA's lunch and learns, academies, and webinars can be found here. If you know of other learning opportunities in the region 16 area, please reach out and let me know.

Tammy McLain

Director of Instructional Technology, Dimmitt ISD

TCEA Area 16 Board Member

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