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Dear Educator: You are cordially invited to participate in this two-day TCEA technology conference this coming August 2 & 3, 2018.  Back by popular demand are Janet Corder and Joan Gore of J2 Training ready to get everyone excited about educational technology tools.  Come learn from TCEA staff and many wonderful and talented people from Region I, Laredo ISD,   United ISD, and the City of Laredo.

Those who attend will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and lunch on both days!!  This area event is free to TCEA members and $50 to non-members. Contact Dr. Pat Abrego, TCEA Area 1 Director by email at pabrego@tamiu.edu or in her office at 956-326-2302.
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Dr. Cynthia Piña

TAMIU & TCEA
COE Faculty & Area 1 Director
Hiya! I am your TCEA Area 1 Director and proudly serving you! I am an enthusiastic educator with 15 years of classroom experience in Pre-K through 3rd grade specializing in instructional technology. During my time as a classroom educator, I employed digital media and other current pedagogical strategies. I transitioned to a technology specialist position at the campus and then at the district level.  One focus was to update classroom strategies to include more critical thinking, collaboration, and active learning. I strive for the promotion of student creativity and increasing student voice within a learner-centered classroom addressing all learners’ needs.  Now, as a TAMIU College of Education faculty member, I am dedicated to promoting and improving the university’s overall mission and the mission of the COE to prepare our student teachers as certified and day 1 ready. My other research projects include the implementation of edTPA, collaboration with Raise Your Hands Texas, revising the Education Technology courses for the reactivated Master's of Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Education Technology, and improving educator professional development. Our mission is to create productive students ready for successful teaching careers. We Teach Texas; We Teach Laredo! As your Area 1 Director, I am her to serve you to promote your professional growth for teaching, learning, leadership, and education technology. Let me know how I can serve your goals.

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