TAAE Virtual Conference is Near

In just four short weeks, the Texas Association for Alternative Education (TAAE) will conduct its first virtual conference. Please do not delay. Complete your online registration today. Thursday, February 4th will be a six-hour day of breakout sessions allowing participants to attend at their choosing. Friday, February 5, 2021 will be a jam packed day of keynote speakers. TEA will provide a current update on Chapter 37 and accountability, Jim Walsh, The Law Dawg is another speaker you don’t want to miss. This year’s two highly sought after keynote speakers will be Flip Flippen with Capturing Kids’ Heart and Mr. Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers. The conference theme, "Meeting the Challenges of Today, for the Success of Tomorrow!", resonates with what is going on in our nation today. One challenge we are all
dealing with is navigating with COVID in our world. The absolute last day to register is Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5PM. The conference fee is $175. To register online please select the following link: www.taae.org/conference .

TAAE offers professional development for all stakeholders who serve Alternative Education Centers and Discipline Alternative Education Programs. The TAAE conference allows collaboration throughout the state for any alternative school that wants to be a part of this organization. This includes DAEP, School within a school, School of Choice, Charter, and Juvenile Justice Centers. These connections can and do continue after the conference. Many members create lasting contacts that allow them to ask and answer questions that benefit the students they teach throughout the year. “I have personally made connections that helped us transition to a completely different curriculum and have continued support in the implementation of it,“ states Mrs. Shannon Jackson (Perryton ISD). It is the perfect place to network with people who understand our school's specific needs and issues. Many attendees become active and apply to do breakout sessions and keynotes in future conferences. We want our association to grow and have more in attendance. This year’s virtual conference will allow all to enjoy and participate safely in their desired location over the internet utilizing Zoom meetings.

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