September 28–30, 2018 | Austin, Texas
TASA/TASB Convention October Austin, Texas 2-4, 2015

Pre-Conference Workshops

Board Member Learning

Advance registration is for these workshops is necessary and participation is limited. Attendee fee is $95 if registered by Friday, September 14. After that date, attendee fee increases to $125.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

2–5 p.m.

Preparing Students for a Mobile Workforce

Susan Meyer, Apple Inc.

Mobile technology is transforming the way we learn and work. Join us for an in-depth and active discussion to understand how digital literacy and fluency with mobile technology are essential to career success. Hear about the transformation within business and industry. Discover the skill sets and experiences that employers expect from today’s graduates, including a look behind the scenes to see what Apple Store leaders identify as great talent. Learn about the economic development opportunities involved in the fast-growing world of app development, and interact with a free comprehensive curriculum that makes it easy to teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. You'll hear how districts across the country are designing new learning experiences for students to better prepare them to be successful in creative and innovative environments.

Google for Education Design Thinking Workshop with O'Briant Group

Pryscilla Ladeira, Erin O'Briant, and Dan Guttmann, Google

Erin O'Briant and Dan Guttmann, innovation experts and founders of the O'Briant Group, will lead an interactive workshop on transforming school and district culture. You'll peek inside Google's culture to uncover some of the practices, routines, structures, and mindsets that foster innovation, risk-taking, and collaboration. You'll learn how school leaders are adapting some of these concepts in their own schools and get a first-hand taste of the process that teams of Googlers go through to innovate the next big idea. You’ll also walk away with ideas and resources to help you lead your own culture of innovation.