My twenty five years as an educator and my passionate pursuit of literacy and learning have given me a wonderful variety of experiences, including classroom and university teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and launching a global movement.
In today's world, there are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow.
As a young teacher, Angela Maiers had an epiphany: people need to matter. They need to be noticed, valued, and honored. Significance is even more important than success. Ever since, the You Matter message has been changing hearts, minds, and lives.
TechChef- Lisa has 14+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to developing international curriculum and supporting educational technology in the K-12 sector. She holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, was featured in the latest publications "iPads in Education for Dummies” and “The Missing Voices in Ed Tech” and has co-authored the international hit “Hot Apps 4 HOTS” that has garnered 20,000+ downloads. Apple Distinguished Educator and Edutopia Blogger, Lisa's enjoys "cooking up" purposeful, engaging, authentic resources to meet the needs of a diverse population of educators.
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning.
As an Instructional Technology Coordinator, she provides staff development and training on all areas of technology integration. Her latest adventures include the startup of edcamp Global, edcamp Global Classrooms and Global Maker Day.
Rachelle Wooten is a Digital Learning Specialist with Fort Bend ISD. She is a former Speech Communication Teacher and Debate coach and appreciates every opportunity to use her communication, enthusiasm, and storytelling skills into any learning environment. Her passion is designing and facilitating a learning experience that empowers, inspires, and equips teachers with innovative, proven solutions to reach and teach their students. She is the author of the iBook: Mission ‘Pod’sible: A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasting. She’s a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and an authorized Google Education Trainer, Adobe Education Leader, and Certified Adobe Education Trainer. She has also earned distinctions such as: an Edmodo Certified Trainer, a Common Sense Education Edtech Mentor, and a Nearpod Pionear.
She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), SXSWedu, Region 4 Education Service Center (Houston area), Rice University, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. She has also presented at the Texas Association of School Administrators and School Boards (TASA/TASB) and at the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) convention.
TCCA 16 Promo
"TCCA is one of the most creative, honestly fun and chock-full-of-happy events I've been to. Obviously nothing could beat rolling onto the keynote stage in a DeLorean but it was really the people - attendees, presenters and planning committee - that makes this conference one that reminds us all why we wanted to be teachers in the first place."
Krissy Venosdale is Innovation Coordinator at Kinkaid Lower School in Houston where she is working to build the school's makerspace, “The Launch Pad.” She loves incorporating creativity and technology in authentic ways, supporting teachers, and seeing kids experience the true power of global connections. She believes she's been waiting her whole life for the maker movement and wishes she'd had more time in school as a kid to play. But she’s making up for it now. You can read her thoughts online at everylittlemaker.com
Stephanie Jernigan is a Digital Learning Specialist in Fort Bend Independent School District. She is a wife, mother, and tech enthusiast. She has been in education for nearly a decade, beginning her career as a Technology Applications teacher in Goose Creek CISD located in Baytown. She taught at Cedar Bayou Junior High for six years before transitioning to Fort Bend where she has been for the last two and a half years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems and is certified to teach Technology Applications from EC-12.
She has a background in computer science and has recently become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. In addition to that, she is also a Microsoft Certified Educator, Microsoft Office Specialist, and Nearpod Certified Trainer. She has presented at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), Region 4 Education Service Center (Houston area), and the Fort Bend ISD Digital Learning Conference.
"Overall, I love this conference! Only one like it in the area! I look forward to next year!"
TCCA 15 Review
October 22, 2016
Davis High School
12525 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77067