It’s never been a more exciting, yet challenging time to be an educator in Texas. Classrooms are more diverse and teachers are more timestretched than ever. Alongside this, there are an increasing number of tech tools out there which can help teachers address the needs of all of their students. But how can these tools be integrated into lessons?


To help with this, Texthelp are taking a year long statewide focus on literacy and technology in Texas.

What will we be doing?

Meeting Educators

We’ll be attending lots of great events this year, meeting Texas educators and finding out more about the challenges they face. 

Here’s a handy list to show you where we plan to visit - we’d love to see you there!  

(Texthelp is a proud partner of the EdTechTeam. If you are planning on attending any of the below EdTech Summits, you can access 10% discount on each single registration by quoting 'texthelp' when you book via the EdTechTeam website.)

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Meet us at...

TCASE Conference 2016 - January 19-21, Austin, TX
TCEA 2016 - February 1-5, Austin, TX
SXSW - March 7-8, Austin, TX
Village School Houston Summit - April 9, Houston, TX
#GAFEtalk Texas - Tuesday, April 26 2016
EdTechTeam South Plains Summit, Lubbock, June 1-2
EdTechTeam North Texas Summit, Burleson, June 8-9
EdTechTeam Coastal Bend Summit, Corpus Christi, June 14-15
EdTechTeam Panhandle Summit, Canyon, June 22-23  





 

#GAFEtalk Texas - Houston Event  

We hosted a special event for Texas Educators (who are using Google Apps for Education) at the RAC Conference Center, Houston, on April 26th.

The Interactive Day of Learning brought Texas Educators together with top experts on Literacy and tech tools that can help ALL students in the classroom and in assessments (regardless of ability). 

The agenda and speaker bios are available here

We've had some great feedback from delegates:

"I learned something valuable from every presentation. The diversity of presentations was great".

"All of the information that can be applied to the classroom (actual not just google classroom) is extremely useful."  

"This was VERY informative and has given me a renewed outlook on making material accessible. I can't wait to go back and share with my district".

Useful resources

Other Useful Resources

We’ll be producing lots of other useful resources like webinars, infographics, reports from thought leaders around the state, and more - all specifically designed with teachers and students in mind. 

Look out for ways to get your hands on these, coming soon!

Informing our Product 

We’ll be talking to Texas educators throughout the year, collecting feedback along the way to help us better meet the needs of all learners across the state.  If you’d like to share your insights into Literacy and Edtech in Texas, or have any thoughts on how we can improve our products or services please let us know by emailing k.ross@texthelp.com

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About Kay Kay Tapera

Formerly a high school technology teacher, Kay has since served at the Arkansas Department of Education in the Research and Technology Division, and at the district level as a technology coordinator.  For the past 5 years, Kay has been providing software solutions to school districts and currently supports districts all across Texas and 4 other states. Kay’s passion is bringing technology solutions into the hands of teachers and students that support instruction. Currently she works for Texthelp, a forward-thinking technology company providing solutions to individuals of all ages for reading, writing, research, and study skills.

Reach out to Kay by emailing kay@texthelp.com or send her a Tweet to @TH_KayTepera.