TASA Announcements

  • Free Professional Ethics Webinar: February 22
    If you RSVP'd for the free webinar, Ethics in Practice: Policy or Guidance?, to be offered 9-10 a.m., February 22, you should receive an email with log-in information. Check your inbox! Learn more about the webinar.

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  • Registration is Open for the TASA/UTSA Spring Leadership Conference!
    Hosted jointly by TASA and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the 2018 Spring Leadership Conference will be held March 27-28, 2018, at the UTSA Conference Center in San Antonio. A room block has been set aside at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Downtown. Reserve housing online by March 6. Learn more and register today!

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  • March 1: Deadline to Register for the 2018 Texas Reads One Book Program
    You have until March 1 to register your school or district to participate in the 2018 Texas Reads One Book program! Now in its fourth year, Texas Reads One Book is a statewide community reading experience that will kick off April 16 with a videotaped reading by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett of the first chapter of The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Families of participating elementary students will take up where Coach Garrett leaves off, reading a chapter from the book each night. Learn more.

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  • 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year Application Now Available Online
    TASA has posted the 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year application packet and opened nominations. Districts should submit nominations to their regional ESCs by June 7. Learn more.

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  • Professional Ethics Symposiums: March 21-23 in San Antonio, Harlingen, and Houston
    Educator Ethics: A Shared Responsibility is the theme of a symposium to be offered at three locations across the state 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., March 21-23: San Antonio (Region 20 ESC), Wednesday, March 21; Harlingen (Courtyard by Marriott Harlingen), Thursday, March 22; and Houston (Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor), Friday, March 23. Cost for each symposium is just $65 per person and includes a boxed lunch. See the agenda and register by March 16!
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  • Level 1 CMAT Added for March 20-22
    Due to the demand for seats in the Level 1 Curriculum Management Audit Training (CMAT)—a three-day training program designed to prepare participants to examine and evaluate deep alignment issues to improve student achievement—an additional training has been added for March 20-22. Register today!

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  • CMSi Curriculum Management Planning Workshop: April 16-17
    Built off the concepts and standards of the Curriculum Management Audit, the CMSi Curriculum Management Planning Workshop, April 16-17 in Austin, will review the 15 characteristics of a quality written plan that outlines the priorities and procedures involved with managing written district curriculum to assure alignment and support the most effective instruction in every classroom. Learn more and register today! This workshop is limited to 30 participants.

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  • Explore TASA's Online Advocacy Toolkits
    TASA, with the help of the TASA Advocacy Committee and Legislative Committee, has launched a collection of TASA Advocacy Toolkits, which include resources, suggestions, and links to information to assist school administrators with advocacy efforts. Access the toolkits.

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  • Visit www.tasa.live!
    TASA has a new “online brochure.” You can see it (and share it) at www.tasa.live! Coming later this spring: a brand-new TASA website!

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  • Hurricane Harvey Resources
    TASA continues to maintain a list of resources for Texas school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey as well as a list of opportunities to assist in the relief effort for affected schools and districts. Access those lists. Included among the listed resources for affected districts are videos of Harvey-related concurrent sessions from the TASA/TASB Convention in October. Videos of those sessions are now viewable on the TASA Facebook page. Access the videos here.

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  • Learn more about TASA's MISSION: School Transformation
    Visit TASA's MISSION: School Transformation website to learn about the initiative's history and key players and to access helpful tools and resources, related professional development and projects such as TASA on iTunes U, and details on how to get involved. Explore MISSION principles: digital learning, high-priority learning standards, multiple assessments, community-based accountability, college and career readiness, and organizational transformation. Learn more.

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