LIB TECH has ended
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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Walter Wilkins

Laredo ISD
Instructional Technology
Laredo, Texas
I am the Digital Learning Specialist (DLS) at Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School. I have been in this position for ten (10) years. I have a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Chemistry and Mathematics, M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction. I am a certified Chemistry and Mathematics (6-12) teacher. I was also a certified Master Technology Teacher. I have taught a Nixon High School for eight (8) years, Martin High school for fifteen (15) years, and Cigarroa High School for two (2) years. I am in my thirty-sixth (36) year as an educator. I believe we should all be life-long learners. I also believe in a strong connection between educational strategies and technology. Technology can transform traditional education into new ways of learning by changing the way we solve problems and complete the tasks needed to solve those problems. Technology can also quick the time spend on tasks such as grading and spend more time analyzing the results of that grading to better serve our students by improving their learning and our teaching. I also believe that ever child can learn, just not all children learn the same way. We make our classrooms address multiple intelligences. Technology is one set of tools that help us reach those multiple intelligences in our classrooms. Technology also helps us teach collaboration skills by making team projects more feasible. Working with others is one of the top five workplace skills in the work market today.