From the Executive Director
Well, I think all of us are ready to put this last school year behind us! While the pandemic has brought many challenges, I am optimistic for the future. As you have grown to face new challenges in our field over the past few years, so too, has our association grown and changed to better serve you in the critical role you play supporting millions of students across our state. Now, after two years of focus groups, research, reflection, strategic planning, and design work, our organization is evolving to better reflect and support the work YOU do as the foremost education technology leaders in Texas.
Coming soon, the Texas K-12 CTO Council will be getting a new look and a new name – Texas Education Technology Leaders (TETL)!
We know that being a leader in the field of education technology depends on having strong peer support and professional guidance. We believe this refreshed identity and more inclusive mission will help us better serve technology leaders at all levels across the state and provide services and targeted offerings to help YOU and your team stay one step ahead of an ever-changing technology environment. Here is the value TETL provides to ed tech leaders like you:
- A powerful network to connect with ideas and like-minded professionals
- Targeted professional development to help you lead with confidence
- Trends and best practices to problem solve technology challenges
- Trusted guidance on privacy, security, and compliance policies
Now more than ever, it’s time to re-connect with your colleagues to share your challenges and successes. Beginning this year, we plan to have all our events in person again, with some virtual support as well. Come join your colleagues at one of our meetings. Mark your calendars for:
- Friday, October 22, 2021 – Fall Summit - Lewisville ISD, Lewisville, TX
- Sunday, January 30, 2022 – Winter Summit – Hilton Hotel, Austin Convention Center
- Wednesday/Thursday, June 22-23, 2022 – Summer Conference – Kalahari Resort, Round Rock, TX
Put TETL at the center of your professional learning strategy!
TETL: Empowering Ed Tech Leaders . . . for today and tomorrow!
Alice Owen, Ph.D., CAE, CETL