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Professional Development

September

25th Morning – TexQuest Learning Conference

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) offers state supported digital resources for K-12 public and open enrollment charter schools.

  • Learn about the new additions to the TexQuest program and resources to promote and integrate TexQuest resources into the curriculum.
  • Find instructional material to support curriculum including articles from reference books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as images, videos, and full text, simultaneous access eBooks.
  • Support differentiation and accommodations with features including text to speech, translations, TEKS alignment, and Google® functionality.
  • Explore authoritative, credible resources for student-centered investigation, exploration, and research.

Traditional breakout sessions from TexQuest Providers will include Britannica, EBSCO eBooks, Gale, ProQuest SIRS Discoverer, and TeachingBooks.net.

Sessions will provide professional growth with each participant as a key contributor and collaborator sharing ideas, success stories, and strategies around TexQuest.

December

11th Morning – DLC: Connect • Empower • Transform

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Transform education in innovative ways! Connect the classroom and the global world. Empower students to discover their own personal path to learning. Transform education using innovative instructional practices. The Digital Learning Conference features sessions by invited speakers, district educators, and Region 4 specialists to help you Connect Empower Transform. For more information please visit the DLC website, call 713.744.6819, or email Richard.Armand@esc4.net.

This year's conference features two exciting keynote speakers:

The DLC Opening Keynote will be Alice Keeler.

Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler holds a master’s degree in educational media design and technology and is a Google Certified Educator, New Media Consortium K–12 ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and LEC Administrator and Online & Blended certified educator. She is coauthor of the books 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and 50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom, a Student-Centered Approach .

The DLC Closing Keynote will be Michael Matera.

Michael Matera

Michael Matera is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker who delivers keynotes, workshops, and small-group professional development to teachers and administrators. Additionally, he is the author of Explore like a Pirate , a highly practical book on incorporating gamification and game-inspired course design into any classroom.

ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF ALICE KEELER'S BOOK

50 THINGS TO GO FURTHER WITH GOOGLE CLASSROOM, 
A STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH
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Book Cover: 50 THINGS TO GO FURTHER WITH GOOGLE CLASSROOM,
    A STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH

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