The Texas legislature is faced with an unprecedented budget shortfall and has proposed eliminating the Technology Allotment. These funds help to provide the network, equipment, digital content, Internet access, and professional development that today’s students and teachers need to prepare for tomorrow’s economy.
In order to provide an opportunity for educators to communicate how the Technology Allotment has impacted the education of their students to their senator and representative, the Technology Coordinators Special Interest Group (TEC-SIG) is hosting an Educational Technology Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. This event will begin on the evening of March 20th with a training on what to expect and how to best communicate your message to your representative and senator. On Monday, March 21st, we will provide transportation to the Capitol where you will meet with your representative and senator. TCEA will set up the meetings for you and provide you with materials to give to the senator and representative. This event is for anyone, not just TEC-SIG members.
The cost for the event is $60 and includes the cost of transportation from the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center to the Capitol, dinner on Sunday evening and breakfast on Monday morning.
TCEA has arranged for a state rate of $104 for a single room and $124 for a double room at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. You can call them and ask for the TCEA rate at 512-404-3600.
We are also offering a T-Shirt for the event. If you would like to purchase one you can do so when you register for $9.