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They say everything is bigger in Texas

by Voyager Sopris Learning on Jan 31, 2019


TCEA is big and we are going even BIGGER this year

Fun facts about Texas:

  • Texas is the only state to have the flags of six different nations fly above it
  • The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island
  • The armadillo is the official state mammal
  • Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies
  • San Antonio is home of The Alamo, where the Battle of the Alamo happened. It was a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution.

Speaking of San Antonio, not only is it home of The Alamo, but also the Riverwalk, which is the nation’s largest ecosystem, as well as a world-famous urban walkway leading to unique shops and delicious restaurants situated along the San Antonio River.

This year, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Conference 2019 will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center along the Riverwalk, February 4–8. As you may know, in Texas we like things big, and TCEA is one of the state’s largest educational conferences.

During the conference, thousands of educators from Texas and the nation will attend, looking for ways to enhance their curriculum, engage students, and increase student achievement using technology. This year, more than 1,000 sessions and hands-on workshops make up the 29th annual conference, providing numerous opportunities for learning, networking, and viewing resources offered by hundreds of exhibitors.

Voyager Sopris Learning® is one of those exhibitors and we’re excited to showcase several of our products, including LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development by literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman. We also will share our blended literacy intervention solution, LANGUAGE!® Live. Voyager Sopris Learning team members, including me, will be at booth No. 338 to give educators a glimpse of these solutions. Lucky visitors also will receive a pair of our sought-after oversized light-up glasses and a chance to win a $100 gift card.  

In 2018, our fall #IAmMore movement saw more than 1,000 educators and students participating and we are looking forward to the kick-off the spring #IAmMore movement during TCEA. Educators can stop by our booth and share what makes them more and have their picture taken as a keepsake of the event—and, you might see your photo shared with in social media posts during the conference.

At 2 p.m., February 6, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dr. Daniel Lopez, area superintendent of Denton Independent School District, will lead a fascinating discussion about how he helped foster a culture of individuality and acceptance for students and educators through the #IAmMore movement, along with tips that educators can use to spread the movement in their own school or district. RSVP now.

In the coming days, I’ll shine up my cowboy boots and get ready to learn and share with dedicated educators traveling to San Antonio. If you plan to attend TCEA this year, be sure to stop by booth #338, pick up some fun swag, and learn about the #IAmMore movement, as well as our proven literacy and math solutions. I promise I won’t quiz you about Texas. Well, maybe.

Megan-Business-PictureMegan Blessing is a regional marketing coordinator for Voyager Sopris Learning and currently lives in Dallas, TX. She has worked in education for 15 years. Her favorite cowboy boots are her brown and turquoise pair.

Learn more about the #IAmMore movement: voyagersopris.com/sites/believe-literacy-is-possible

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