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September 23, 2022

Online Safety: SMART from the Start as Digital Learners

An item from the folks of the Texas DLA.

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Online Safety: SMART from the Start as Digital Learners! – October 12 – TxDLA Bite-Sized Learning Free Lunchtime Webinar

TxDLA continue the “TxDLA Bite-Sized Learning” seriesinteractive lunchtime webinars on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Recordings will be available for two weeks for free on our website and indefinitely for TxDLA members.

Wednesday, 10.12.22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm CD
Online Safety: SMART from the Start as Digital Learners

Join us for Cybersecurity Awareness month and learn ways to help your students (and you) to be SMART from the Start in digital environments. Whether your focus is K-12, higher ed or adult learners, cybersecurity awareness and online safety are critical to the online experience. Let’s learn some tips and tricks for being SMART online.

Presented by Kelli Erwin, EdD, Sr. Instructional Design Manager and Product Owner, Learning.com

Kelli Erwin, EdD has been in the field of education for 20+ years as a classroom teacher, technology applications teacher, GT specialist, district administrator for instructional technology, professional development trainer, instructional design manager, and product owner. With a passion for understanding how we learn, Dr. Erwin keeps her focus on the science behind learning, best practices for pedagogy and andragogy and best practices for delivering virtual and in person learning opportunities. Her current focus is in the K-12 learning space.

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3616 Far West Blvd. Suite #117-PMB 365

Austin, TX 78731

September 16, 2022

Get Your Digital Accessibility Certificate – Spots Left for October & 2023 Dates Open!

An update from the Texas DLA folks.

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2022 and 2023 Digital Accessibility Certificate Program Dates: Registration & Scholarships Open

TxDLA offers a Digital Accessibility Certification Program several times a year 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.

There are still spots available for the FINAL PROGRAM DATES FOR 2022:

  • Fall: October 3 – November 14, 2022

2023 sessions are now scheduled and registration open for all program dates:

  • Spring: March 27 – May 1, 2023
  • Summer for Higher Ed and Corporate Only: June 5 – July 10, 2023
  • Summer for K-12 Only: July 10 – August 14, 2023
  • Fall: October 9 – November 13, 2023

New! TxDLA is now offering one scholarship for each Certificate program. Scholarships granted may cover full or partial registration fees for the event. This scholarship is primarily for individuals who have financial need and are unable to participate without the help of this scholarship, though other factors also apply in the selection process.

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3616 Far West Blvd. Suite #117-PMB 365

Austin, TX 78731

September 10, 2022

Last Chance to Register for TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop

The second of two updates from the Texas DLA folks.

**Hotel Deadline Extended to September 14**
Sept 28-30, 2022  |  Embassy Suites Downtown  | Fort Worth

Fall Leadership Workshop

Just a few more days to register for TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop, September 28-30, 2022, part of TxDLA’s ongoing commitment to building community and leadership. We will reunite in person for this year’s workshop at the Embassy Suites in downtown Fort Worth. Hotel deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY, September 14.

Learn to Build Connections and Leadership 

You will:

  • Learn about Social Intelligence in the workplace from facilitator Roberta Pettis.
  • Learn how to interpret your own individual values and begin to relate to the temperament of those you engage with in your organizations.
  • Gain new respect for coworkers and a natural process that will instill respect, based on understanding, within the culture of your organization.
  • Receive an Ntrinsx assessment, that will introduce you to the Social Intelligence tools that are available to help you understand your individual values and the values of others, at no additional cost.

What’s included ($299 for members, $334 for nonmembers):

  • Leadership program from 4 pm on September 28 through 1:00 pm on September 30
  • Dinner on September 28 and 29 (both offsite)
  • Breakfast buffet AND full lunches at Embassy Suites on September 29 and 30
  • Networking opportunities with other digital learning professionals in a casual, fun environment
  • Ntrinsx online assessment ($55 value)
  • For nonmembers, one year membership in TxDLA ($35 value)

Hotel reservation is a separate fee ($167 or prevailing government per diem ++ per night).
*** Hotel Deadline for rooms has been extended to September 14!

NEW! Scholarships available for this event! Deadline is TODAY! (September 2)  Apply here.

We invite you to experience the premier digital learning leadership workshop in the state.

See More Details & Register on Our Website
Apply for Scholarship (Deadline September 2)
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You are Invited to Share Your Digital Learning Story

The first of two updates from the Texas DLA folks.

Call For Proposals is Open!

Come be a part of the premiere distance learning conference in the state of Texas this spring at the 2023 TxDLA Conference, March 20-23, 2023 in Galveston, Texas or April 4-5 virtually. Our theme this year is “Story: True tales of bringing digital learning to life!”

The story of technology use in education is one that needs to be told. This year, we will explore the many stories of digital learning in education. Students are using technology in every aspect of their lives now more than ever and educators are developing new and innovative methods to engage their students digitally. Through storytelling we will explore the new and varying ways to involve students using technology.

The TxDLA story is a compelling narrative of professionals using technology and innovation to move education forward. We take our classrooms to a new level for learners as they prepare and train for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Join us in exploring and sharing the stories of new technology and enhancing education.

Have an innovative idea or presentation to share?
Call for Proposals is open now!
Deadline is October 24, 2022.

Vendor Partnerships are also open now, and registration will open October 1.

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3616 Far West Blvd. Suite #117-PMB 365

Austin, TX 78731

September 3, 2022

Connect the TxDLA Way at Fall Leadership Workshop: Hotel Deadline Extended

The second of two updates from the Texas DLA folks.

**Hotel Deadline Extended to September 14**
Sept 28-30, 2022  |  Embassy Suites Downtown  | Fort Worth

Fall Leadership Workshop

You are invited to be a part of TxDLA’s ongoing commitment to building community and leadership by attending the Fall Leadership Workshop, September 28-30, 2022. We will reunite in person for this year’s workshop at the Embassy Suites in downtown Fort Worth.

Learn to Build Connections and Leadership 

You will:

  • Learn about Social Intelligence in the workplace from facilitator Roberta Pettis.
  • Learn how to interpret your own individual values and begin to relate to the temperament of those you engage with in your organizations.
  • Gain new respect for coworkers and a natural process that will instill respect, based on understanding, within the culture of your organization.
  • Receive an Ntrinsx assessment, that will introduce you to the Social Intelligence tools that are available to help you understand your individual values and the values of others, at no additional cost.

What’s included ($299 for members, $334 for nonmembers):

  • Leadership program from 4 pm on September 28 through 1:00 pm on September 30
  • Dinner on September 28 and 29 (both offsite)
  • Breakfast buffet AND full lunches at Embassy Suites on September 29 and 30
  • Networking opportunities with other digital learning professionals in a casual, fun environment
  • Ntrinsx online assessment ($55 value)
  • For nonmembers, one year membership in TxDLA ($35 value)

Hotel reservation is a separate fee ($167 or prevailing government per diem ++ per night).
*** Hotel Deadline for rooms has been extended to September 14!

NEW! Scholarships available for this event! Deadline is THIS FRIDAY! (September 2)  Apply here.

We invite you to experience the premier digital learning leadership workshop in the state.

See More Details & Register on Our Website
Apply for Scholarship (Deadline September 2)
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Austin, TX 78731

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