2014 Texas Charter Schools Conference: Launch Innovation in Education
The annual Charter Schools Conference is the only statewide gathering of the entire Texas charter school community. More than 1,300 charter school advocates including teachers, administrators, board members, policy makers, and vendors will gather for training, networking, and sharing best practices for charter effectiveness and compliance. Ultimately, we gather to continue striving for high quality for our charter students.
2014 Registration Rates:
Charter schools that calendar a Professional Development Day for their teaching staff can take advantage of our special $100 rate for each Teacher One-Day Pass to attend the workshop on Friday, December 12.*
*Ordinarily, charter schools must offer at least 180 days of student instruction each year, but TEA’s Waiver Unit will expedite waivers of student instructional days in exchange for staff development days. According to the Agency’s website, the Agency may provide expedited waivers for up to 3 days for general staff development, and up to 1 additional day for a one-day conference aimed at improving student performance. TCSA’s annual conference offers staff development opportunities in both categories. These waiver requests can be approved for up to three years. Visit the TEA website to learn more information about the expedited waiver process.
Please review the draft conference schedule (subject to change) below when choosing one-day plans. Some important scheduling information:
- The General Session will be held on the first afternoon of the conference (Wed) this year.
- The Superintendent, Principal and Business Officer Workshops all take place on Wednesday.
- The Board and Teacher Workshops will be held on Friday.
- The Member Council Meeting will be on Thursday afternoon during lunch.