Renew TASA Membership Today to Get Member Registration Rates for Midwinter Conference, Other Events
The 2015-16 TASA membership year ended August 31. If you haven’t yet renewed your TASA membership for 2016-17 but wish to enjoy the lower TASA member rate when registering for the TASA Midwinter Conference or another TASA professional learning event, you must first renew. To do so (and to renew or add district subscriptions), simply log in to the TASA Member Services Center. (Click on “create an account” if you’ve never logged in.) Once you have renewed, the system will recognize you as a current member and allow you to pay the member rate for event registration. Renew your membership today!
Book Housing for Engaging the Net Generation by October 12!
Engaging the Net Generation is a two-day workshop that embraces the role of teacher as guide to instruction and shows educators how to merge engagement, design, and the digital environment into the 21st-century learning experience students deserve. It focuses on the digital work that students create. A room block has been set aside at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel for this November 2-3 event. Book housing by October 12 to take advantage of the group rate, and register by October 21!
Bring Teachers, Other Campus Staff for Just $95 Per Person
Get more out of the TASA Midwinter Conference by inviting teachers and other campus-level staff to join your team! TASA is planning a special strand of sessions focused on topics including learner-centered instruction, student engagement, digital learning, and others that will be particularly valuable to teachers and other non-administrative, campus-level staff including counselors, librarians, teacher leaders, department heads/chairs, instructional coaches, and content specialists. Plus, all attendees will have the opportunity to get inspired by our keynote speakers: 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples of Amarillo ISD, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, and cognitive scientists Drs. Lauren Resnick and Christian Schunn of the Institute for Learning. Best of all, your district can bring campus-level educators for the low rate of $95 per person — that’s $200 off the early-bird non-member rate. Take advantage of this opportunity to support leadership development at all levels within your district! Register by January 13! (Register other members of your leadership team by December 16 to take advantage of the early-bird rate.)
Keynote Speaker Lineup Announced!
Headlining the 2017 TASA Midwinter Conference will be 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples of Amarillo ISD, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, and renowned cognitive scientists Drs. Lauren B. Resnick and Christian Schunn of the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more.
09.26.2016 — TASB has named Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent of Arlington ISD, the 2016 Superintendent of the Year.
09.24.2016 — The Lancaster ISD Board of Trustees was named the 2016 Outstanding School Board at the TASA/TASB Convention in Houston.
08.29.2016 — Five public school administrators from across Texas were selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year award sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards.
08.22.2016 — TASA announced today that six outstanding educators from across Texas have been chosen as finalists in the 2017 Texas Teacher of the Year program.
09.29.2016 — TEA issued a letter to administrators September 28 that provides districts with additional guidance on the new law that requires districts to install cameras in special education classrooms.
09.19.2016 — Beginning with 2016-17, districts and charter schools are required to submit calendars for all campuses to TEA to demonstrate compliance with HB 2610. Download example spreadsheets for maintaining local documentation.
09.15.2016 — Interpreting SB 507 as written, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled on September 13 that school districts must “provide equipment, including a video camera, to each school."
09.16.2016 — The House Public Education Committee will meet jointly with the House Committee on Appropriations at 9 a.m. September 28-29.
There is no substitute for developing contacts face-to-face. TASA offers you the opportunity to exhibit your products and services at major conferences held throughout the year, including Midwinter Conference, the Texas Assessment Conference, and the TASA/TASB Convention.
Print and Online Advertising
TASA offers a variety of valuable advertising options, including our journal INSIGHT, circulated to more than 3,000 prominent education leaders across the state, and our magazine Texas School Business, a trusted source of news and analysis of current issues in Texas education since 1954. Online advertising is available in TASA Daily, TASA's popular daily e-newsletter, and Capitol Watch Alert, our legislative and policy e-newsletter.
TASA's Corporate Partner Program
TASA's Corporate Partner Program gives companies that do business with schools ongoing recognition and visibility through a choice of event/advertising packages, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. Each package offers special opportunities for Corporate Partners to sponsor professional learning opportunities and experience exclusive, face-to-face time with school leaders.Contact Johnny Veselka, Executive Director, to learn more about this program.