Tech to the Future at TCCA 2015!

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TCCA 2015 - Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine

TCCA is Aldine Independent School District's annual technology and curriculum integration conference in partnership with TCEA Area 4 and is open to any educator interested in learning more about tech integration. Each year, presenters and vendors are brought in from all over the country to showcase the future of technology and instructional resources used in the classroom.

TCCA emphasizes the integration of curriculum and technology to improve teaching and student achievement. We offer several strands for technology integration by motivating and educating teachers, administrators, and instructional technology specialists nationwide. Check out some of the “Featured Presenters” we will have at the conference and register to attend!

Keynote: Jennie Magiera

As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Chicago Public School's 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, I have been exploring ways to redefine education through effective technology use. In 2010, I began implementing a 1:1 iPad technology grant. I did my best to leverage these devices to improve assessment practices and increase differentiation. In 2011, I oversaw an expansion of this grant to 9 other classrooms in our building. Now I continue to explore how to use iPads, Chromebooks and other 1:1 devices to increase student metacognition skills, problem solving and creativity.



Featured Presenter: Kristy Vincent- Big Purple Hat Lady

Krisy Vincent is a visionary educator passionate about 21st century learners. With an infectious enthusiasm prevalent in all of her trainings, she zealously provides professional educators the tools they need to be learning facilitators in the classroom. Dubbed a social media queen, Kristy believes the era of 'sage on stage' has long past and learning without walls is here to stay!

An educator by passion, Kristy is available to come to your district to provide professional development on Google Apps for Education, BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology), Discovery Education, and technology integration. Additionally, Kristy is available as a keynote speaker.


Featured Administrator Presenter: Tech Ninja Todd

Todd loves technology and finding new and exciting ways to bring technology into the classroom and children's education. He's so passionate about this that he and a colleague of his (Stacey Huffine) started a technology training company called "The 3 Tech Ninjas".

Todd is currently the Principal/Lead Learner at Navasota Intermediate, in Navasota, Texas.

He regularly blogs for his own blog as well as several well known entities. Todd travels the country speaking and keynoting at different conferences and events. He still actively teaches lessons in the classrooms and is continually working to find ways to change lives.


Featured Presenter: Kasey Bell- Shake Up Learning

Kasey Bell is an digital learning consultant with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of instructional technology trainings, including presentations at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. Kasey is co-leader of the North Texas Google Educator Group. She is also an EdCamp organizer, and proponent of the unconference--finding alternative ways to deliver professional development and differentiate for teachers. Kasey has also been featured on edtech podcasts, including House of EdTech and Coffee with a Geek.



Featured Presenters: Techs4Tex

Our expertise is educational technology implementation and staff development around Google Apps for Education and increasing student engagement through modern tools.

We're a professional development company with a heart. Check out our Non-Profit Foundation.


Have something to share? Be a Presenter!

We are currently seeking out presenters for our 2015 conference. If you are interested in being a presenter at TCCA 2015, please complete and submit the form in the link below. Once you have completed the form you will be contacted by someone from the Presenters Committee to keep you up to date.

If you have questions about presenting please contact:

Brian Kennedy

Missed Last Year's TCCA Conference?

TCCA is in Partnership with TCEA Area 4

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 7:30am-3:30pm

12525 Ella Blvd

Houston, TX

Davis Senior High School