The annual TCEA Conference brings thousands to downtown Austin to learn about the latest in tech integration and innovative teaching methods. The past few years, Manor ISD has encouraged the innovative use of technology bys sending teachers, librarians, and central office staff to the event. Each year, staff return with a renewed vision of innovation and the latest tools to promote student engagement.
This year, Manor ISD had over 30 staff attend the TCEA conference, with several staff presenting on practices from Manor ISD. Presenters included Dr. Royce Avery, Cherie Baker, Chris Hanson, Wendy Boatright, Angela Matthews, Brook Park, and Jacob Luevano. Hundreds of conference goers learned about innovative practices happening right now in Manor ISD including online reading interventions, virtual classrooms, and student broadcasting.
We asked our own Manor High School superstar, Kathy Blankenship, to share some of what she learned at TCEA. Here are her take-aways:
The experience of networking with peers from across the nation and learning new, innovative practices is a vital part of the success of the Manor ISD community. Education is not an endgame, it is an ongoing pursuit for all individuals. We at iTeach applaud the innovative and forward-thinking administration of Manor ISD for making these types of investments in their staff, students, and community.