• 2017 Summer Conference

General Sessions

  • Sunday, June 25

    3-4:30 p.m.  
    Legislator Panel Discussion        
    We’ve invited several of this session’s most education-friendly legislators to share the real scoop on what happened under the Capitol dome this session.

    Monday, June 26

    8:30-10:45 a.m.   
    TASA Governmental Relations Briefing (with EdCamp Primer)   
    Bring your coffee and arrive on time, because before the legislative presentation begins, we’ll provide a primer that will help you understand and get the most of the day’s EdCamp sessions. Then, the TASA Governmental Relations lobby team will brief you on specific legislation passed by the 85th Legislature and what it could mean for your school community. We’ll wrap up with an opportunity for discussion and Q&A. Meet the TASA lobby team.
    1:15-2:45 p.m.
    Education Advocacy Panel
    Early Monday afternoon is devoted to those devoted to our schools: public education advocates. We’ve invited both school leaders and representatives from organizations that are out front and center in the fight to protect our public schools to participate in a panel discussion/Q&A. They’ll share their stories and strategies for powerful grassroots advocacy. Meet the panelists.
    3-4 p.m. 
    TASA Interactive-Collaborative Problem-Solving           
    After getting fired up for public schools in the advocacy session, head into our final general session for the day. We’re calling it “TASA Interactive: Collaborative Problem-Solving.” Using all that you’ve learned thus far and drawing from your own experiences, you’ll collaborate with your fellow attendees in a systems-thinking exercise to solve a real problem in public ed.

    Tuesday, June 27

    8:30-10:30 a.m.
    Commissioner/TEA Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Join us for one last general session before you go. In addition to a presentation by Ruben Olivarez, executive director of the Cooperative Superintendency Program of The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, you’ll hear from the commissioner of education, who has brought a panel of key Texas Education Agency staff for a discussion/Q&A. With all your new knowledge of the legislative changes coming your way, we know you’ll have plenty of questions.