From the Executive Director
Dear TETL Members,
Welcome back to another school year! It doesn’t matter if it is your 5th or 40th year, starting a new year is always a challenge. I hope your particular challenges are manageable and that the first few weeks of school go as smoothly as possible for you.
We have some exciting TETL events coming up this fall and we hope that you can join us.
The 2023 TETL Fall Summit will be held on October 6 at Prosper ISD. The theme is "The Future is Now—AI in Education” and the meeting will include a full day of sessions related to artificial intelligence. Space is limited, so be sure and register early to secure your spot. REGISTER NOW!
This fall, TETL is offering a new free, hour-long "Lunch & Learn" monthly webinar series focusing on topics relevant to our members and their districts:
Wednesday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 | "Bringing AI to the Classroom: Enhancing Teaching & Learning with EdTech Partners" | Presenter: Joe Pringle | Educational technology companies are embracing innovation and bringing AI enhanced solutions to classrooms and school districts across the country. Join a panel discussion with these partners exploring how they are currently using AI and how they see the future impact of AI on student learning. Sponsored by Amazon Web Services.
Wednesday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 pm | "Surviving a Cyber Breach" | Presenter: Ted Joffs | Ted Joffs has been a valued member of the Sentinel Technologies team for over a decade. His stellar track record speaks to his proficiency in offering expert advice and support to thousands of clients. Ted and his team have effectively handled over 350 cybersecurity incidents and numerous consulting requests, ranging from small to large-scale. Ted is the Senior Manager spearheading our Digital Forensics & Incident Response and Security Engineering services in the Fortis by Sentinel product portfolio. Ted is a highly skilled cybersecurity specialist with extensive international experience in technology operations across multiple domains. He frequently speaks at institutions and conferences, sharing his insights on cybersecurity. His latest talk focuses on "Surviving a Cyber Breach." Sponsored by Sentinel.
TETL members are also invited to join our Fall 2023 CETL Cohort. The group will take a deep dive into the knowledge and skills outlined in the Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, the foundation of the CETL Certification program.
The study group will meet in an online one-hour conference call.
The study group will decide on a day and time of the week to conduct the class, once the study group members are identified. We will strive to accommodate everyone’s schedule.If you are interested in participating in the Fall 2023 cohort, please email me at email@example.com.
Finally, please plan to join us on Thursday, September 21, at 1:30 PM, for our first monthly membership Zoom call of the new school year! Meeting ID: 827 5001 7748 / Passcode: 504666.
Good luck and best wishes for a wonderful new year. We look forward to seeing you soon!
All the best,
Dianne Borreson, CETL