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Captivating Thought Leaders You Don’t Want to Miss

by Meaghan Rhame
TCEA 2022 Thought Leaders
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TCEA 2022 is bringing you diverse perspectives shared by fantastic educators, and we are so excited. We are blown away year after year by so many outstanding educators at the TCEA Convention & Exposition. They not only speak from experience, but are committed to best practices in teaching and learning. They are also deeply invested in you, your success, and your students’ learning journeys. These thought leaders are one big reason why TCEA 2022 won’t disappoint. Along with your TCEA community, join us in hearing our TCEA 2022’s thought leaders, who will be coming from near and far.

Dr. Denaé Lawson

Denaé is a born and raised Dallasite currently serving as a K-2 Literacy Interventionist in Richardson ISD. She believes that every student should be engaged in learning, feel that their voices are being heard, be intrinsically motivated, take ownership over their learning, and feel that they belong in her classroom. Catch one of Denaé’s sessions, but in the meantime, check out her Student Choice Checklist that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

Vernon Wright

Vernon was an innate leader before he even knew it. He will keep you on the edge of your seat, inspiring you to become a game-changer and challenging you to find the leader within yourself. He will also be sharing new ideas to boost your brand as an educator.

Hear from Vernon during TCEA 2021 in Ways to Connect AND Rejuvenate | Podcast EP. 76:

And, check out this podcast to learn even more about him:

Don’t forget to take a look at Vernon’s sessions at TCEA 2022!

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

If you’ve ever met Joe or seen him speak, he’s an unforgettable inspiration. His charisma alone will get you pumped, but his message will do the same– times ten. Joe will be traveling from Wisconsin to join us in Dallas, Texas, where he will provide us with impactful and energizing professional growth.

Here is Joe’s latest leadership challenge, which is a short but genuinely inspirational video:

You can find Joe’s sessions for TCEA 2022 here. Additionally, his full leadership challenge can be viewed here.

Jaime Donally

Mrs. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus have nothing on the AR/VR magic we have in Jaime Donally. Whether you’re new or experienced in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Jaime brings something to TCEA 2022 for everyone. From gamified experiences to curriculum design, you don’t want to miss Jaime’s sessions.

For now, let this AR/VR goodness inspire you:

Jorge Valenzuela

Focused on PBL and SEL, Jorge brings thoughtful considerations into implementing strategies through a lens of equity. Consequently, he will bring actionable steps and understanding through his personal insights combined with research. Both in-person and online participants will be able to learn from Jorge at TCEA 2022. Check out his sessions here.

Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer is known for the Cult of Pedagogy blog and podcast. She doesn’t just help develop educators in conferences like TCEA 2022, but she also connects with educators globally in her thoughtful yet raw videos provided both live and on-demand. Jennifer is a must-see, and we’re so excited to be bringing her to TCEA for the first time. She will be livestreaming her sessions from Kentucky to a blended audience of in-person attendees in Dallas and online attendees. Don’t miss Jennifer’s sessions! Until then, check out her tips on going paperless and cutting out waste here.

Stay Tuned for More Thought Leaders

At the start of October, we shared insight on the TCEA 2022 opening keynote, Cynt Marshall. But it does not stop there! We will be sharing newly added thought leaders and keynotes for the entire month. Stay tuned, stay in touch, and stay connected! And don’t forget to register today. Prices will go up on November 20!

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