Education’s Culture of Innovation

@techbradwaid hosts #txeduchat

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8pm Central

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Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead.  He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21 Century Learning and Augmented Reality.   Brad is an expert in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies. He is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a monthly meet up where industry leaders and visionaries come together to talk about the application and future of Augmented Reality.  Brad is also the Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, an internationally viewed blog from over 120 countries and over 500,000 visitors. He has been honored by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Educational Technology. In addition, he is the Co-Host of the wildly popular and number one rated “Two Guys Show” on the EdReach Network.  Brad’s knowledge of educational technology and his passion to inspire educational change, makes him a highly sought after speaker who makes an impact where ever he goes.

Educators and Social Media: What do you know, and what do you want to learn?

Join #txeduchat host Stanley Crawford

Sunday, July 26 at 8pm Central for 

“Educators and Social Media: What do you know, and what do you want to learn?”

Dr. Stanley Crawford


Stanley T. Crawford is Director of Education of Trinity Basin Preparatory. Dr. Crawford has served as an administrator in Richardson I.S.D. from 2008 to 2015 and Duncanville I.S.D from 1999 to 2008. Prior to that time, Dr. Crawford was a teacher for four and a half years in the Dallas I.S.D. He taught for Southern New Hampshire University from 2013 to 2014. Dr. Crawford is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Ed.D., 2011), Webster University (MA, 1992), and Southern Illinois University of Carbondale (BS, 1989). He is the author of the book, Cinquains: Volume I. He is the co-author of a chapter in Research in Finance titled, “Managing Real Options in Not-for-Profit Organizations: The Case of Shell Space.” His most recent article titled, “Strategically Increase Your Network Using LinkedIn” appeared in the September/October 2014 issue of OnSite. Prior to public education, he worked for three years as a manager in the service industry. Dr. Crawford is a United States Air Force veteran.

Globally Connected Learning

Join @ashleyhhurley when she hosts #txeduchat 

Sunday, July 19th at 8pm Central!

Ashley is a Professional Development Specialist in North Carolina. She works with secondary teachers who serve urban Title 1 schools and her area of focus is literacy. An

educator for 20 years, Ashley has had the opportunity to present sessions at the local, regional, state, and national levels that focus on topics such as: balanced literacy, instructional coaching, instructional design, assessment development, close reading, writing, blogging, the CCSS and literacy shifts, becoming a connected educator and building a PLN, globalization, professional development differentiation, and intentional integration of ed tech with instruction. She is an Achieve EQuIP Peer Reviewer/ELA Juror, a leader of the North Carolina Google Educator Group (GEG), a member of multiple EdCamp planning teams (EdCamp Leadership NC, EdCampWNC, EdcampQC), a co-founder of CoffeeEduQC, a co-moderator for the #satchat Voxer group, and a certified Symbaloo Edu.

Ashley has also been an Education Support Staff Bammy nominee (2015), a presenter at ISTE 2014 and ISTE 2015, a guest blogger for ISTE Connects and The Teaching Channel, an edWeb webinar developer and facilitator, a featured guest on Pushing the Edge–a podcast produced by Greg Curran, and a Twitter chat guest moderator for #EQuIPchat and #21stedchat.

Connect with Ashley via Twitter (@ashleyhhurley) and/or Voxer (ashleyhhurley). Her website can be found at http://www.ashleyhurley.net/.


All Things PD

Join @craigyen when he hosts #txeduchat

Sunday, July 12th at 8pm Central

Craig has just completed his 12th year of teaching as both a fourth and fifth grade teacher. He is a strong believer in taking charge of your own professional development. He loves learning and sharing tech tools and so much more.



He loves all things professional development and avails himself to various opportunities in the area. You’ll find him sharing knowledge on Twitter through various chats and interactions with his personal learning network. He has presented at district and local workshops.

He is a Simple K12 Embassador, Edmodo Certified Trainer (and support ambassador), and TAP Champion (The Answer Pad). He participates in multiple Voxer chats and is working towards Google Certification. Craig is a big fan of Cue Rockstar. www.cuerockstar.org and will be the Social Media Director for the Vegas one occuring in August.

Building Positive School Culture!

Sunday, July 5th at 8pm Central

Join #txeduchat host @BradMcEachern!

Brad is about to start his third year as superintendent of Warren ISD in Warren, TX. Prior to becoming superintendent, he was an elementary principal for six years and junior high principal for one year as well as an assistant superintendent for two years.

About to begin his 22nd year in education, Brad was also a finalist for TCEA Superintendent of the Year in 2014-2015. He is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and the impact of positive culture on student growth!

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