TCEA Convention & Exposition

TCEA Convention & Exposition

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Presentations and Workshops

More than 900 presentations, workshops, and events are scheduled for the 2018 TCEA Convention & Exposition. Various formats are available to best fit your personal professional development needs, including expert panels and BYOD workshops. Explore the hottest edtech topics in hands-on and in-depth sessions.

A full list of sessions will be available August 2017.

About the Sessions

Presentation Session
Presentation sessions are 50-minutes or 90-minutes and consist of a presentation with handouts and time for interaction among the attendees and presenter(s). Presenters are encouraged to share proven strategies for successful curriculum integration from personal experience and research projects related to technology-based instruction. Presenters/co-presenters must bring their own devices for presentation.

PC Hands-on Workshop
In workshops, the emphasis is on hands-on technology. Workshops are 90-minutes, 3-hours, or 6-hours in length. Each workshop will have a limited enrollment to allow active attendee participation. PC Workshops will have PC computers available for each participant. TCEA will provide computers equipped with Internet browsers and WIN OS for hands-on workshops. Presenters must provide other software to the TCEA office for installation.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop
A BYOD Workshop is designed to be an interactive and hands-on learning experience for participants and is similar to a traditional workshop setting, but with the use of the attendee’s personal equipment. Presenters are expected to provide handouts and support materials for session participants that are supportive of the learning content that participants can utilize in conjunction with their own devices during the session. (Note: Not suitable for sessions requiring specialized software that isn’t widely available or cannot be downloaded freely and legally by participants.) BYOD workshops are 90-minutes, 3-hours, or 6-hours in length and can be PC, mobile, or other hands-on platforms.

Panel Presentation
A Panel, consisting of 3-5 people (including the submitting and facilitating presenter), present their views on a common theme, issue, or question, and then discusses them with the audience. Panel presentations are intended to provide attendees an opportunity to hear about specific topic(s) presented by several knowledgeable facilitators where each presenter will discuss their expert professional view(s) on the topic at hand. The presentation will help the participants further understand and evaluate the topics being discussed. Panels are 50-minutes or 90-minutes in length.

Exhibitor Showcase
These 50-minute sessions are presented by exhibiting companies to further explore the products and services available on the show floor in an in-depth, informative, and non-sales atmosphere. TCEA Convention & Exposition exhibiting companies are eligible to apply for an exhibitor showcase in Fall 2017, provided to you within the Exhibitor Services Kit.

Poster Sessions
Poster sessions are held in an open area for attendees to explore a variety of topics in a multi-booth environment where they can engage with you one-on-one or in small groups. This kind of learning environment encourages meaningful conversations regarding your ideas, implementation, tools, and projects that attendees can immediately incorporate in their classroom, campus, or district. Sessions are grouped each time period around a common theme such as STEM or leadership or coding.

Each poster presenter will be provided with a 6-foot table, monitor, and board you can attach any flyers and/or handouts to. Presenters are required to bring their own laptop to project a visual. Poster sessions last two hours, but are a combination of many short conversations.

Each presentation is aligned to a primary strand that best describes the focus of the session. Below are the TCEA Convention & Exposition strands.

  • 1:1, District Supported Devices, BYOT (Implementation and Management)
  • Leadership and CTO (Advocacy and Educational Policy, Administration, Assessment and Accountability, Funding, Technology Planning and Evaluation)
  • Online and Blended Learning (Global Connections, Virtual Classrooms, Flipped Classrooms)
  • Library Media (Information Literacy, Library Services, and Media Integration)
  • Professional Development (Professional Development Strategies, Models, and Deployment)
  • Pedagogy and Instructional Design (Technology Integration, Best Practices, Strategies, Project- and Problem-Based Learning, Makerspaces, Learning Environments)
  • Special Populations (GT, ELL/Migrant/Bilingual, Special Needs)
  • Technical Support (Infrastructure, Network Services, Software/Hardware, and Informational Technology)
  • Technology Applications and CTE Courses (Coding, Computer Science, BIMM, STEM, STEAM, etc.)