Now in its 33rd year, the Texas Computer Education Association helps its more than 12,000 members integrate technology into the pre-K–12 environment. TCEA is divided into 20 areas, defined by the state’s Regional Education Service Centers, to meet member needs more effectively.
In addition to the annual state convention and exposition, members are invited to participate in free and discounted professional development opportunities, special interest groups, local events, and TCEA’s social networks. Members also receive a quarterly magazine and a bimonthly digital newsletter.
Curious just how far the conference has extended its reach beyond the Lone Star state's borders? Try Canada. The TCEA tweeted this factoid about this year's attendees.
Did you know that there are more people attending #tcea13 from Canada than from any other place outside of Texas?
— TCEA (@TCEA) February 6, 2013
Other attendees raved about the insightful sessions and thought-provking lessons learned.
7 awesome sessions today. Even through the wifi issues. #TCEA13
— Scott Firenza (@scofire) February 6, 2013
— Jessica Dyer (@MrsJDyer) February 6, 2013
— Kate Morlie (@KateMorlie) February 7, 2013
— Sandy Kendell (@EdTechSandyK) February 7, 2013
To learn how some TCEA members are leveraging technology to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms, check out these articles in EdTech: Focus on K–12: