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February 13, 2019

Digital Accessibility Training At TxDLA Conference

See this opportunity at the up-coming TxDLA Conference.

2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28, Galveston, TX

Digital Accessibility Training Options at TxDLA

Choose from three upcoming options for training in digital accessibility, including a pre-conference workshop at the TxDLA Conference on Monday, March 25, 2019

Accessibility by individuals with disabilities to digital materials is one of the major technology issues of our time. The growth of online learning, and the increased use of digital materials in blended and flipped classrooms in K-12 and higher education has created more accessibility issues. Texas regulations make it clear that academic institutions need to attend to accessibility issues. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice enforcement of accessibility issues has made explicit the actions academic institutions should be engaged in to ensure that all students have full access to learning.

TxDLA offers a 31-hour Digital Accessibility Certification Program which positions online course instructors, instructional designers, program administrators, ADA coordinators and researchers to be on the leading edge of this important issue by providing them with an understanding of the current state of accessibility for people with disabilities; the latest legal enforcement actions including resolution agreements, court cases, and consent decrees, while equipping them with an understanding of Universal Design for Learning and practical skills in making digital content accessible.

TxDLA is offering three upcoming options for different levels of training in digital accessibility:

  • ** Preconference Workshop at the 2019 TxDLA Conference – Building Inclusive Communities: Accessibility as the Mortar
    March 25, 12;00 – 4:30pm , $99 (for individual who are attending the conference). More details here.
  • Digital Accessibility Certification – All Online (no in-person or conference attendance necessary)
    March 25 – May 6, 2019, $600. More details here.
  • Digital Accessibility Certification Conference Registration Bundle (includes full 3.5 day TxDLA conference, 1/2 day pre-conference workshop and the online certification) – Combination of In-Person and Online
    March 25-29, 2019 (In-Person Conference), March 25 – May 6, 2019 (Online Component), $995. More details here (scroll to bottom)

** The pre-conference workshop is not intended to be a comprehensive certification and covers only a small portion of the material included in the full certification program.

Disclaimer: Electronic Accessibility is an ever-changing craft, combining both art and science. The TxDLA Digital Accessibility Certification indicates successful completion of a rigorous 5-week online accessibility training program as of the certification date. However, TxDLA does not guarantee the quality of any products produced by the certified individual, and cannot be responsible for any issues that may arise as a result of information that is received from this certification training.


Registration: Hurry! Seats fill up quickly!

Pre-Conference Workshop, $99 (includes box lunch) – REGISTER NOW 
(note: if you have already registered for the conference and would like to add the pre-conference workshop, please contact Lisa Tomsio to add the workshop.

Online Certification, $600 – REGISTER NOW

Certification & Conference Bundle, $995 – REGISTER NOW

See the complete 2019 TxDLA Conference schedule with details HERE, where there are multiple breakout sessions on accessibility throughout the three-day conference.

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823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

AustinTX 78701

February 7, 2019

Keynotes To Speak On Optimism & Complaint-Free Organizations At TxDLA – Earlybird Savings Deadline Ends TODAY!

An item from yesterday’s inbox.

2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28, Galveston, TX

Dr. Anabel Jensen, Will Bowen to Speak on Optimism, Complaint-Free Organizations

EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE ENDS
TODAY, FEBRUARY 6!

Get registered for the conference by TODAY (February 6) to enjoy earlybird savings. Make your hotel reservation by February 28. 

TxDLA is excited to announce that Will Bowen will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, March 27. Bowen will present on Complaint Free Organizations, a fast-paced and funny presentation on the destructive effects complaining has on health, happiness, relationships, and career. He’ll explain what is (and isn’t) a complaint, and the five reasons people complain. Finally he’ll teach you how to get other people (and ourselves) to stop complaining and be a positive leadership in a negative world. You’ll leave inspired, mindful of own own complaints, and motivated to approach complainers with new, simple and effective strategies.

Bowen is the founder of the Complaint FreeⓇ movement with over 12 million followers worldwide. He’s been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Forbes, NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The ABC World News, Fox News, People, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Maya Angelou provided the forward for Will’s #1 International Bestselling book A Complaint Free World, which has sold more than 3 million copies in 30 languages and is required reading at many universities and businesses. Will Bowen is a humorous motivational speaker, a multi #1 Amazon best-selling author, an award-winning trainer, the 2016 Purdue University Executive in Residence, and he’s the World Authority on Complaining — why people complain, what’s wrong complaining, and how to get ourselves and others to stop.


TxDLA is also pleased to welcome Dr. Anabel Jensen as the opening keynote speaker on Tuesday, March 26. Dr. Jensen will speak on optimism, the metacognitive skill for the 21st Century. Did you know optimists are healthier, live longer, and make more money? Optimists also have more friends, cope better with stress, and achieve greater success. Discover how to analyze your challenges and tie them to essential values to combat anxiety and depression.

Recognized around the world for her work utilizing emotional intelligence, Anabel Jensenco-founded and is President of the nonprofit Six Seconds, known for the “Six Seconds Model,” a process for putting the skills of emotional intelligence into action. Anabel has been a full professor in the School of Education and Leadership at Notre Dame de Namur University; Executive Director of the Nueva School; and co-founder and CEO of Synapse School.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal named Anabel one of the “Top 100 Women of Influence” in 2015. She has received numerous education accolades and is the author of four books and numerous articles on teaching emotional intelligence. Anabel has trained more than 20,000 educators and leaders around the world. Her career has been devoted to the concept that everyone has the potential to be a change maker for the greater good, and she strives to help people find the best in themselves and each other.

See the complete schedule with details HERE.

Join us, as we collaborate and support one another in Building Community at this year’s conference.

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AustinTX 78701

February 1, 2019

Early Bird Registration Rate Ends Feb. 6 For TxDLA Conference

Note this deadline for early bird registration.

2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28, Galveston, TX

Register TODAY for the 2019 TxDLA Conference and Save Up to $75

Don’t miss out on savings with your 2019 TxDLA Registration. The Earlybird registration deadline is NEXT Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Get registered now to secure your seat at the premiere distance learning conference in the state of Texas. Make your hotel reservation by February 28.

This year’s conference features over 60 sessions on innovation and trends in education technology, best practices, accessibility and universal design, faculty and student support, workforce development, system administration and security and MORE!

See the complete schedule with details HERE.

Join us, as we collaborate and support one another in Building Community at this year’s conference.

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AustinTX 78701

January 21, 2019

See The Completed TxDLA Conference Session Line-Up

This conference often features K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning sessions.

2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28, Galveston, TX

See the Entire 2019 TxDLA Conference Session Line-Up

Choose from a wide variety of informative breakout sessions at the premiere distance learning conference in the state of Texas this spring as registration is now open for the 2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28 at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

This year’s conference features over 60 sessions on innovation and trends in education technology, best practices, accessibility and universal design, faculty and student support, workforce development, system administration and security and MORE!

See the complete schedule with details HERE.

TxDLA is also excited to welcome Dr. Anabel Jensen as the opening keynote speaker on Tuesday, March 26. Dr. Jensen serves as President and Co-Founder of Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, where she has worked to support a growing network of change agents around the world, committed to spreading optimism, integrity, and compassion. She’s authored and co-authored several curricula, programs, articles, and psychometric assessments, including the SEI-YV, a normative emotional intelligence profile for ages 7-18 that puts EQ in context of important school and life goals. Dr. Jensen is also a Full Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University, plus Department Chair of the College of Education at NDNU where she teaches graduate students who are completing either a master’s degree or a teacher’s credential. Anabel’s noble goal is to “teach accountability and compassion so that ethical decisions will flood the globe.”

Get registered for the conference by February 6 to enjoy earlybird savings. Make your hotel reservation by February 28. Limited scholarships are also available to attend this year’s conference. Apply here.

Join us, as we collaborate and support one another in Building Community at this year’s conference.

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823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

AustinTX 78701

January 12, 2019

Sneak Peek: TxDLA Conference Schedule Preview

Note this conference that always includes a good selection of K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning.

2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28, Galveston, TX

Sneak Peek at 2019 TxDLA Conference Sessions

Be a part of the premiere distance learning conference in the state of Texas this spring as registration is now open for the 2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28 at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

Below is a sneak peek of what attendees can learn at the 2019 TxDLA Conference. A detailed schedule will be published on our website by January 16.

  • Are Active Learning Classrooms a New Fad or do They Produce Results that Warrant the Investment?
  • Assessing Academic Integrity Risk Factors and Validating Student Outcomes with Online Proctoring Data
  • A Training Framework for ADA Compliance
  • Building a Culture of Online Learning: Redesigning a Distance Education Program
  • Building Authentic Online Communities Through Conversation and So Much More
  • Creating Student Engagement through the Use of Live Streaming and Creativity
  • Data Analytics Drives Higher Education Decision Making
  • First Generation Student Readiness for Distance Education
  • Inclusive Design:  Engaging with an Ever-evolving Media Culture
  • Integrating Technology and Learning Stations
  • Making the Connection: Overcoming Challenges with Distance Learning in a Rural Community College
  • Marketing Campaign to Increase Online Tutoring Services
  • The eLearning Community and the Internet of Things
  • The SARA Landscape
  • Thinking Like Game Developers: How to Transform an Online Course
  • Utilizing Chatbots to Improve Online Course Communication
  • Virtual Nurturing: Making Student Connections and Supporting Faculty with Coaching

The 2019 TxDLA Conference features sessions and learning activities on:

  • Innovation & Trends in Education Technology
  • Best Practices
  • Accessibility & Universal Design
  • System Administration, Cyber Security & Data Analytics

Cultivate leadership and administrative skills through sessions on:

  • Faculty & Student Support
  • PK-12, Educational Outreach & Workforce Development
  • Administration, Leadership, & Policy
  • Research

Join us, as we collaborate and support one another in Building Community at this year’s conference.Limited scholarships are also available to attend this year’s conference. Apply here.

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