Connecting Educators

Sunday, June 28th at 8pm Central

Join #txeduchat host @mythsysizer during ISTE 2015!



Nick Brierley is an Australian educator, writer, speaker and podcaster advocating for student talents, interests and needs to inspire classroom practice. Having almost ten years experience in Australian K-6 schools, he currently teaches in Sydney’s inner west.

Nick has completed studies in psychology, gifted education, religious education, psychology and educational leadership. He believes professional learning for educators should be practical and collaborative. He is a moderator of Australia’s largest educational chat #aussieED and firmly believes in Twitter as an engaging and innovative platform for self-directed online professional learning for educators.

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Branding your Campus

Branding your Campus as it relates to Climate and Culture

8pm Central on Sunday, June 21 with @McHiPride

Albert Canales

Albert is currently the principal of McAllen High School in McAllen, Texas. He is working for a forward thinking district that believes strongly in the importance of students using and learning with technology effectively. His district has committed to being 1:1 and is in the process of placing an iPad in the hands of every student and teacher. Albert enjoys learning from others on social media, either through Twitter chats or by following educational leaders. He is currently serving as a committee member for the first iPadpalooza STX. His students affectionately call him the Twitter King!

Seeing Opportunities For Growth

Sunday, June 14th at 8pm Central

Join #txeduchat host @aaron_hogan



Aaron Hogan is a high school assistant principal in College Station, TX. Prior to serving in this position, he taught high school English at the same school.

Throughout his teaching career, Aaron has enjoyed the rewards and challenges of teaching both struggling and high achieving students. As an assistant principal, he values asking great questions. In addition, Aaron especially enjoys talking through the intricacies of great classroom instruction, the benefits of social emotional learning, and the value of teaching students embrace risks in their learning.

Join Aaron as he hosts #TXEduChat on Seeing Opportunities For Growth June 14th at 8:00 PM Central!

Make time for Summer Reading

Sunday, June 7th at 8pm Central

Join #txeduchat host @yabooksandmore

We are kicking off Summer 2015 with a chat on Summer Reading for Professionals and Students.



Naomi considers herself a teacher librarian with a twist of technology. She’s been in education for 24 years, eleven years of those serving as a librarian.

Naomi is active online and in involved in collaboration with teachers about young adult books, educational technology, library resources, and advocating on the importance of school libraries.

She has traveled throughout the country as a speaker for public and school librarians and works extensively within her state speaking on the topics of digital literacy, web tool integration, YA booktalking, social media as educational tools and library advocacy. She also keynoted in South Africa for the School Librarians Conference.

Naomi is active in the Texas Library Association having served as a leader in various capacities. She has served on other committees, including being part of the Texas Library Association Executive Board. Naomi has also been active in the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) for over ten years, serving as a library leader and technology presenter.

She believes in creating a foundation based on relationships, learning, and community, where ideas, academic learning, and collaboration can occur on a local or global scale. Her ultimate educational goal is to make the new 21st century library an idea and place that resonates with all current and future users.  Naomi incorporates her goal by breaking stereotypes of what a librarian is and the environment they work in through school advocacy to different audiences.  Her passion is the library, and she focuses on making her goals happen through advocacy, involvement and a willingness to learn and put that learning into action.

Mattering is the Agenda

Join #TXEDUCHAT 5/31/15 at 8pm Central

Angela Maiers hosts “Mattering is the Agenda”

Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers is a pioneer in digital literacy and education technologies. As a social media evangelist and consultant, she helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology.

Angela has also authored six books, including Classroom Habitudes and The Passion- Driven Classroom. Her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times and was the impetus for Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.

Angela spent 14 years teaching elementary school in Des Moines, IA, and 10 years as a literacy coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor.

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