Special Session Strands

  • More than 160 concurrent sessions that touch on every aspect of school leadership, including advocacy, building teams, strategic change, career development, work/life balance, district operations, instructional leadership, learning environment, 21st century learning, and school transformation, will be offered at the 2018 Midwinter Conference. Several special concurrent session strands will be offered by partner organizations.

    UT-Austin Center for STEM Education
    The University of Texas at Austin College of Education Center for STEM Education will present a special computer science strand of concurrent sessions Monday-Tuesday of the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference. CS4TX sessions include:

    • Student Internships in High Tech
    • Debugging CS in Your District
    • Making Sense of Texas Computer Science Requirements
    • Computer Science for All: Preparing Every Student for the Innovation Economy
    • WeTeach_CS and You Can Too!

    Texas Alliance of Black School Educators
    The Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) will present a special strand of concurrent sessions during Midwinter, including:

    • Am I Ready to Be Superintendent? by Crowley ISD Superintendent Michael McFarland
    • Awakening the Culturally Unconscious by Texas Southern University’s Kimberly Rochelle McLeod
    • Beating All Odds in Superintendency by Lufkin ISD Superintendent LaTonya Goffney
    • Building the Team of 8 by DeSoto ISD Superintendent David Charles Harris

    Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
    The Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) will present two concurrent sessions during Midwinter, including:

    • If Not Us Then Who?
    • The Leadership-The Advocate-The Voice for Latino Learners & Leaders

    Texas K-12 CTO Council
    The Texas K-12 CTO Council, the premier organization for chief technology officers in Texas schools, will present a special technology strand during the conference, with sessions including:

    • Road to Digital Recovery after Harvey
    • Joining Together to Protect Student Data – TX Student Data Privacy Alliance
    • Student Data Privacy and Security: Building a Trusted Learning Environment (TLE)
    • What Your Technology Leader Should Know
    • Empowered Superintendents: Leading Digital Transformation
    • Social Engineering – What Every Administrator and Employee Should Know!
    • Building Your District’s Technology Learning Environment with a Seal of Approval