TASA/TASB Convention October Austin, Texas 2-4, 2015

TASA/TASB Conference Education

In addition to the one-hour concurrent session programming, Convention offers a variety of learning opportunities at no additional cost.


Friday only

New School Board Member Seminar | 7 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

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First-year school board members should take advantage of this seminar that combines:

  • Boardsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • School Law Basics

Note: Attendees are expected to participate the entire day. 
Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Board members who have not fulfilled their Open Meetings Act (OMA) requirement can do so from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same room.

Small School District Seminar | 7:30 a.m. noon

Seminar will focus on the benefits small districts offer. Smaller districts are uniquely poised to reach all students at a deep level, foster strong connections between district and community, and create meaningful experiences for its valued staff.

Note: This seminar is a must for attendees in a school districts with 750 students or fewer.
Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Field Trips | 8 a.m.noon

Want a change of venue and still earn credit? Take advantage of this 2.5-hour-credit-earning learning experience Friday morning. Choose a trek through a museum or maybe a hike on a nature trail for hands-on training that makes many school subjects come to life.

Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Friday and Saturday

Investment Officer Training (IOT)

District investment officers can take advantage of Public Funds Investment Act training for up to five hours of credit.

Preregistration is not required. Sessions follow the regular concurrent schedule. Session details coming soon!

Learning Lounge Sessions

Join colleagues for a cup of coffee in the Learning Lounge and experience 20 minute, bite sized sessions focusing on advocacy and community engagement. Located in the Exhibit Hall near the entrance to General Sessions. Session details coming soon!

Extra Credit Sessions

Industry experts present 30-minute sessions on the most current educational technologies and learning spaces to enhance student performance. Located in the Exhibit Hall. Session details coming soon!

Sunday Only

Quick Talks Sessions

Four short presentations (10 minutes each) by different speakers during a one-hour time slot.  The speakers must make their point clearly and succinctly. The audience will leave with a quick summary of a broader array of knowledge for their hour of time!