Augmented/Virtual Reality & Emerging Technology

Kick of the year with a look at Emerging Technology as @TechBradWaid hosts #txeduchat 8/21



Brad is an educator with over 15 years of classroom experience, an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality and Emerging Technology.   He specializes in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies and their impact on the education system.  

Brad is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, is Co-Host of the wildly popular  “Two Guys Show”, host of the new show “Appy Days with Techbradwaid” and he has been honored by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Educational Technology, a program that identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.  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. 




Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset with host Eduardo Briceño 

on #txeduchat 8/14

Eduardo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works, a leader in growth mindset training which he co-founded with Carol Dweck Ph.D., Lisa Blackwell Ph.D., and others. Mindset Works now provides digital and printed growth mindset training and resources to thousands of schools and their teachers and students.

Eduardo has spoken at numerous industry conferences for school leaders, educators, students, business executives, and policy makers. He delivered a highly-rated TEDx talk on the growth mindset which has been viewed by over 1.5 million people, and he has been featured in EdWeek, NPR, The Huffington Post, EdSurge, and others.

Prior to Mindset Works, Eduardo was an Education Pioneers Fellow at New Leaders, where he worked on programs to identify, document, and reward effective school leadership practices. Before that, he was a Principal with the Sprout Group, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the technology investment team and served on several for-profit and non-profit boards. Prior to Sprout, Eduardo was an investment banking analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela.

Eduardo holds MBA and M.A. in Education degrees from Stanford University, and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Most important, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day. Twitter: @ebriceno8

Selected publications:

Briceño, E. (2015). Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions. KQED MindShift. Available at: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/16/growth-mindset-clearing-up-some-common-confusions/

Briceño, E. (2015). Mistakes are not all created equal. MindsetWorks.com. Available at: http://community.mindsetworks.com/blog-page/home-blogs/entry/mistakes-are-not-all-created-equal

Briceño, E. (2015). Growth Mindset and Testing: What We Can Learn From The Hunger Games. Scholastic. Available at: http://edublog.scholastic.com/post/growth-mindset-and-testing-what-we-can-learn-hunger-games

Briceño, E. (2015). Growth Mindset Parenting. Getting Smart and The Huffington Post. Available at: http://gettingsmart.com/2015/03/growth-mindset-parenting/

Briceño, E. (2014). Counted or not, doing what counts in competency-based education. CompetencyWorks.org. Available at: http://www.competencyworks.org/analysis/counted-or-not-doing-what-counts-in-competency-based-education/

Briceño, E. (2014). Performance character and how to foster it. Character.org. Available at: http://info.character.org/blog/bid/201396/Performance-Character-and-How-to-Foster-It

Briceño, E. (2013). Mindsets and student agency. Unboxed: A Journal of Adult Learning in Schools, 10(1), 107-115. Available at:

Building Campus Pride

Building Campus Pride

8pm Central on Sunday, August 7th with @McHiPride and @Pride_Mustangs

Albert CanalesAlbert 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 iPadpalooza STX. His students affectionately call him the Twitter King!

Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 3.13.55 PMPedro Alvarez, Jr. is the Principal of McAllen Memorial High School in McAllen Texas. He has worked to improve low performing campuses exit out of school improvement status. At Rowe High School he worked with a team of administrators and teachers to help the campus exit out of AYP and as the Principal of Lincoln Middle School collaborated with teachers to exit School Improvement status.  He continues to collaborate with educators to build a positive school culture for the improvement of student success. Mr. Alvarez is currently serving as a committee member for iPadpalooza South Texas.  He is a part of a group of forward thinking administrator working toward improving technology in the classroom and building school culture.

Transformational Teaching for Empowering Learners

July 24, 2016 Tina Berumen & Nancy Jo Lambert host #txeduchat

Transformational Teaching to Empower Learners!


Tina Berumen is the current School Librarian at Town Center Elementary in Coppell ISD.

Tina Berumen @tinaberumen

Tina Berumen

Tina has been a STEM School Librarian for the past 4 years and has previously presented on STEM in the Library, Makerspaces, Global Connections, E-Books and Digital Resources. She is an active member of the Texas Library Association, Texas Computer Library Association and an advisory board member for the Mackin Educational Resources Transform Your School Library movement. Recently she served the Texas Library Association as a member of the Children’s Round Table Selection Committee, Program Committee, and co-chaired the Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon in 2016.

Nancy Jo Lambert is a high school teacher librarian in Frisco Independent School District at Reedy High School. She has five years of classroom teaching experience and has been in a school library since 2010.

Nancy Jo Lambert @NancyJoLambert

Nancy Jo Lambert

She has library experience at the early childhood, elementary, and high school levels. She is a presenter and speaker who advocates for libraries by telling the story of the learning happening in her library. She is a passionate educator and an avid learner and reader. She holds positions in the Texas Library Association. She is an active member of the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, the Texas Association of School Librarians, and the Texas Computer Education Association. She has been published in professional journals and has won numerous awards and grants. Nancy Jo Lambert is a reviewer for School Library Journal and has been published in several professional journals.



July 10, 2016 Jeremy Stewart (@J_Stew314) hosts #txeduchat

On the topic of Relationships!

Jeremy Stewart (@J_Stew314) is an assistant principal at College View High School in College Station ISD, College Station, TX. Jeremy earned his Masters of Education from Sam Houston State University and co-created a district-wide Twitter chat,  #CSISDchat, this past fall with @aaron_hogan. He has served in multiple capacities; elementary and middle school special education teacher, TAP mentor teacher, CPI coordinator, SEL team leader, and Coaching Crew team member. He aspires to be a campus principal and eventually a superintendent.



One of the main focuses Jeremy has for the students and staff at College View High School is to increase the opportunities to practice creativity and question “why do we do what we do?”. Inspired by Dave Burgess’ (@BurgessDave) book, “Teach Like a Pirate.”, Jeremy continually asks his colleagues, “If our students did not have to be at school, would they continue to come?”

One of the ways Jeremy’s team is answering this question is by completely overhauling their instructional practices by implementing #geniushour campus-wide and moving to a #BlendEd instructional model with #PBL, #Flipped, and a mixture of face-to-face and online instruction. Furthermore, he also connects his students with local professionals in the community by bringing them in to share what education and skills are required to reach their career goals.

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