Concurrent Session Strands
The TASA Midwinter Conference features a comprehensive selection of concurrent sessions, including examples of innovative practices in school districts throughout the state, as well as sessions that highlight the collaboration between TASA and other organizations, topics of legal interest, statutory and policy matters, and Texas Education Agency programs. To assist conference attendees in selecting topics of interest as you plan your conference experience, we have included a number of concurrent sessions as part of special strands throughout the conference.
TEA — Presented by staff of the Texas Education Agency, addressing a variety of statutory requirements, state policy initiatives, and agency programs.
STEM — Focused on issues related to the implementation and expansion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs and courses
TCPEA — Planned cooperatively by TASA and the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration, designed to build a bridge that encourages research in the university with a strong practical application and to strengthen the collaboration between school practitioners and university professors.
TSPRA — Planned by school public relations experts and the Texas School Public Relations Association, focusing on the use of effective communication strategies.
LEGAL — Focused on a variety of legal issues that are of interest to superintendents and other district and campus administrators, presented by school law experts representing both TASB and some of the state’s best law firms.
FACILITIES — Focused on the design, construction, and renovation of school facilities, offered in cooperation with the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI, Southern Region).
IOT — Planned cooperatively by TASA and TASB, two sessions designed to offer attendees two hours of Investment Officer Training credit (Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:45–11:45 a.m.).
Earn up to 13 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit throughout the Midwinter Conference. The Superintendent and Principal Standard Certificates (issued after September 1, 1999) require renewal every five years, including 200 hours of CPE credit from approved providers. The Texas Association of School Administrators approved provider number is 500101.
The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) superintendent standard number is indicated at the end of each session description in this program book. Certificate renewal standards adopted by SBEC for principals and assistant principals, with the omission of the policy and governance standards, are very similar to the superintendent standards; however, the numbering of the standards is slightly different. Complete information, including renewal requirements for teachers, principals, and assistant principals can be found on the Texas Education Agency's website or by calling 512.936.8400.