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October 19, 2021

DEADLINE TODAY for $25 off & FREE GIFT: TxDLA Fall Leadership Workshop: Virtual Camp Edition

An item from the folks at the Texas Distance Learning Association.

DEADLINE TODAY for $25 off & Free Gift at TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop: Virtual Camp Edition
November 4, 2021  |  Online

You are invited to register today for TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop, a one day virtual leadership training and networking event set for November 4.

Navigating your role as a leader in education and training can be challenging. Sometimes it feels like you need a map just to find your way around.

Let TxDLA be your guide! TxDLA Fall Leadership: Virtual Camp Edition, November 4, is the place for trailblazing education and training leaders to learn to find your way through a forest of ever-changing leadership trends, and climb a mountain of good ideas to give you a clear view of your leadership strengths and goals. While exploring how TxDLA runs and how you can put your talents to work, you will gather a survival kit of leadership tools that you can apply in your day-to-day professional role.

Cost is $150 and includes a free membership in TxDLA through March 2022.

**SPECIAL: Register on or before TODAY Monday, October 18 and get $25 off registration PLUS a free “Box of Delights” mailed to you prior to the event.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7:30 – 8:30 pm
TxDLA After Dark
Invite your partners, spouses, pets, or pals to join in on a fun virtual happy hour, the TxDLA family way!

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00 – 9:30 am
Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:30 – 10:30 am
Management, Leadership, Change, and Influence: Competencies for Educational Technology Leaders
Presented by Dr. Anthony Edwards, Director, Tarleton Online, Tarleton State University
This engaging and insightful workshop will give you tools to excel in your leadership position or enhance your leadership greatness!

In addition to his role as Director of Tarleton Online, Dr. Edwards serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at Tarleton State University. Dr. Edwards has also served as a professor of Biology at Panola College, Senior Vice President of Talent at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and Science Department Chair at Granbury High School. Dr. Edwards has taught in Fort Worth ISD and Huckabay ISD. Dr. Edwards’ research interests include online teaching and learning, enrollment management, STEM Education, racial equity, transfer students, community colleges, and educational leadership.

10:30 – 11:00 am
Break & Optional Fun!

11:00-11:30 am
Management, Leadership, Change, and Influence: Competencies for Educational Technology Leaders, continued

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch Prep/Break
Take a quick break to warm up or eat your lunch and join us at noon for our Lunchtime Fun!

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime Fun!

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Strategic Planning for a Big Future
Strategic planning is the path we take from why we exist (our mission) to what we want to become (vision and goals). TxDLA has done the hard work of brainstorming and creating strategic initiatives for the association, but now how do we take these great ideas and use them to move our organization forward? How do we implement NOW?Choose your own adventure to work on the project that sparks your interest the most! (You will be able to vote on the project choices during the registration process).

2:00 – 2:15 pm
Break

2:15 – 3:30 pm
Diversity in Your Leadership
Presented by Dr. Michelle Singh, TxDLA Chair of the Board; and Assistant Commissioner of Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
It is safe to say that we are all leaders; however, each one of us has a different experience when it comes to what leadership means, or looks like, in our professions. In this session, you will get key examples and insight from Dr. Michelle Singh, TxDLA’s long-standing leader extraordinaire, about the key differences between leading in work and leading in a professional organization. In addition, you will learn about current leadership opportunities in TxDLA.

Michelle has 20 years of experience in higher education, and in her current role she and her team are responsible for the THECB’s OER grant programs, the OERTX Repository, and the future Digital Learning Clearinghouse. She currently serves as TxDLA Chairperson, is a past board member for the United States Distance Learning Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas A&M University System Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education and is a Past Chair of the Learning Technology Advisory Committee for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Closing and Wrap-Up

Register Now
Copyright © 2021 TxDLA, Inc., All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or are a member or former member of the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA, Inc.).

Our mailing address is:

TxDLA, Inc.

823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

Austin, TX 78701

October 13, 2021

Don’t Miss TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop: Virtual Camp Edition

Note this update from an organization that has always been quite K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning friendly.

November 4, 2021  |  Online

No tents required at TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop: Virtual Camp Edition
Register by Oct. 18 for $25 off & Free Gift!

You are invited to register today for TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop, a one day virtual leadership training and networking event set for November 4.

Navigating your role as a leader in education and training can be challenging. Sometimes it feels like you need a map just to find your way around.

Let TxDLA be your guide! TxDLA Fall Leadership: Virtual Camp Edition, November 4, is the place for trailblazing education and training leaders to learn to find your way through a forest of ever-changing leadership trends, and climb a mountain of good ideas to give you a clear view of your leadership strengths and goals. While exploring how TxDLA runs and how you can put your talents to work, you will gather a survival kit of leadership tools that you can apply in your day-to-day professional role.

Cost is $150 and includes a free membership in TxDLA through March 2022. Limited scholarships are available with an October 17 application deadline.

**SPECIAL: Register on or before Monday, October 18 and get $25 off registration PLUS a free “Box of Delights” mailed to you prior to the event.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7:30 – 8:30 pm
TxDLA After Dark
Invite your partners, spouses, pets, or pals to join in on a fun virtual happy hour, the TxDLA family way!

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00 – 9:30 am
Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:30 – 10:30 am
Management, Leadership, Change, and Influence: Competencies for Educational Technology Leaders
Presented by Dr. Anthony Edwards, Director, Tarleton Online, Tarleton State University
This engaging and insightful workshop will give you tools to excel in your leadership position or enhance your leadership greatness!

In addition to his role as Director of Tarleton Online, Dr. Edwards serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at Tarleton State University. Dr. Edwards has also served as a professor of Biology at Panola College, Senior Vice President of Talent at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and Science Department Chair at Granbury High School. Dr. Edwards has taught in Fort Worth ISD and Huckabay ISD. Dr. Edwards’ research interests include online teaching and learning, enrollment management, STEM Education, racial equity, transfer students, community colleges, and educational leadership.

10:30 – 11:00 am
Break & Optional Fun!

11:00-11:30 am
Management, Leadership, Change, and Influence: Competencies for Educational Technology Leaders, continued

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch Prep/Break
Take a quick break to warm up or eat your lunch and join us at noon for our Lunchtime Fun!

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime Fun!

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Strategic Planning for a Big Future
Strategic planning is the path we take from why we exist (our mission) to what we want to become (vision and goals). TxDLA has done the hard work of brainstorming and creating strategic initiatives for the association, but now how do we take these great ideas and use them to move our organization forward? How do we implement NOW?Choose your own adventure to work on the project that sparks your interest the most! (You will be able to vote on the project choices during the registration process).

2:00 – 2:15 pm
Break

2:15 – 3:30 pm
Diversity in Your Leadership
Presented by Dr. Michelle Singh, TxDLA Chair of the Board; and Assistant Commissioner of Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
It is safe to say that we are all leaders; however, each one of us has a different experience when it comes to what leadership means, or looks like, in our professions. In this session, you will get key examples and insight from Dr. Michelle Singh, TxDLA’s long-standing leader extraordinaire, about the key differences between leading in work and leading in a professional organization. In addition, you will learn about current leadership opportunities in TxDLA.

Michelle has 20 years of experience in higher education, and in her current role she and her team are responsible for the THECB’s OER grant programs, the OERTX Repository, and the future Digital Learning Clearinghouse. She currently serves as TxDLA Chairperson, is a past board member for the United States Distance Learning Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas A&M University System Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education and is a Past Chair of the Learning Technology Advisory Committee for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Closing and Wrap-Up

Register Now
Apply for Scholarship
Copyright © 2021 TxDLA, Inc., All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or are a member or former member of the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA, Inc.).Our mailing address is:

TxDLA, Inc.

823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

Austin, TX 78701

October 11, 2021

You’re Invited to Participate in TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop

Note this item from the TxDLA, which has always been quite K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning friendly.

November 4, 2021  |  Online

You are Invited to TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop
Register by Oct. 18 for $25 off & Free Gift!

You are invited to register today for TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop, a one day virtual leadership training and networking event set for November 4.

One of the best ways to get involved with TxDLA is to attend the annual Fall Leadership Workshop. You do not have to be currently in a leadership role in TxDLA, but having a desire to become an active, contributing member is important. See how the organization runs, learn about the issues that concern the distance learning community, and see how you can put your talents to work for TxDLA. Through this workshop, attendees have the opportunity to gain skills in leadership through several engaging activities that will impact you and your organization.

Cost is $150 and includes a free membership in TxDLA through March 2022. Limited scholarships are available with an October 17 application deadline.

**SPECIAL: Register on or before Monday, October 18 and get $25 off registration PLUS a free “Box of Delights” mailed to you prior to the event.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7:30 – 8:30 pm
TxDLA After Dark
Invite your partners, spouses, pets, or pals to join in on a fun virtual happy hour, the TxDLA family way!

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00 – 9:30 am
Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:30 – 11:30 am
Leadership Session
Join us for an engaging and insightful workshop on how to excel in your leadership position or enhance your leadership greatness!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch Prep/Break
Take a quick break to warm up or eat your lunch and join us at noon for our Lunchtime Fun!

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime Fun!

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Strategic Planning for a Big Future
Strategic planning is the path we take from why we exist (our mission) to what we want to become (vision and goals). TxDLA has done the hard work of brainstorming and creating strategic initiatives for the association, but now how do we take these great ideas and use them to move our organization forward? How do we implement NOW?Choose your own adventure to work on the project that sparks your interest the most! (You will be able to vote on the project choices during the registration process).

2:00 – 2:15 pm
Break

2:15 – 3:30 pm
Diversity in Your Leadership
Presented by Michelle Singh, PhD, TxDLA Chair of the Board; and Assistant Commissioner of Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
It is safe to say that we are all leaders; however, each one of us has a different experience when it comes to what leadership means, or looks like, in our professions. In this session, you will get key examples and insight from Dr. Michelle Singh, TxDLA’s long-standing leader extraordinaire, about the key differences between leading in work and leading in a professional organization. In addition, you will learn about current leadership opportunities in TxDLA.

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Closing and Wrap-Up

Register Now
Apply for Scholarship
Copyright © 2021 TxDLA, Inc., All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or are a member or former member of the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA, Inc.).

Our mailing address is:

TxDLA, Inc.

823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

Austin, TX 78701

October 9, 2021

Reminder: You are Invited to Share an Innovative Idea or Presentation

A conference opportunity for folks in the Texas area.

Call For Proposals is Open!

Come be a part of the premiere distance learning conference in the state of Texas this spring at the 2022 TxDLA Conference, March 21-23, 2022 in Galveston, Texas or April 7-8 virtually. Our theme this year is “We are Family!”

In a world where so much has changed in a short period of time, students and faculty alike have a wide range of reactions related to technology use in education. They are either fatigued by technology or excited about the possibilities. At this conference, we will explore creative advancements in technology. Students are using technology in every aspect of their lives now more than ever and faculty are developing new and innovative methods to engage their students, so we want to push the boundaries and discover new ways to engage students using technology.

Looking at innovation through the lens of the student, faculty, and partnerships, our goal is to inspire faculty by demonstrating the possibilities of technological advancement. We will partner with corporations, government, non-profits, and museums to give glimpses into what innovation they are discovering. And, we want to assist our K-12 partners with innovative technology resources as they are striving for excellence in supporting their constituents.

TxDLA has always been a family of professionals where technology and innovation are key – we take our classrooms to a new level for students as they prepare for the jobs of the future. Join us in exploring new technology and changing education for the better.

Have an innovative idea or presentation to share?
Call for Proposals is open now!

Registration and Vendor Partnerships will be opening in the next few weeks, so watch our website and social media for details.

Submit a Proposal
View Schedule Overview
View Registration Fees
Copyright © 2021 TxDLA, Inc., All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or are a member or former member of the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA, Inc.).

Our mailing address is:

TxDLA, Inc.

823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

Austin, TX 78701

September 27, 2021

Learn to Cultivate Stronger Teams & Communities at TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop

The TxDLA folks have always been quite K-12 distance, online, and blended learning friendly.

November 4, 2021  |  Online

Save the Date! TxDLA Fall Leadership Workshop

Save the date for TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop, a one day virtual leadership training and networking event set for November 4!

One of the best ways to get involved with TxDLA is to attend the annual Fall Leadership Workshop. You do not have to be currently in a leadership role in TxDLA, but having a desire to become an active, contributing member is important. See how the organization runs, learn about the issues that concern the distance learning community, and see how you can put your talents to work for TxDLA. Through this workshop, attendees have the opportunity to gain skills in leadership through several engaging activities that will impact you and your organization.

Cost is $150 for members and $185 for nonmembers and includes a free membership in TxDLA through March 2022.

Registration opens and more details will be coming in early October!

Copyright © 2021 TxDLA, Inc., All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or are a member or former member of the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA, Inc.).

Our mailing address is:

TxDLA, Inc.

823 Congress Ave, Suite 230

Austin, TX 78701

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