Already registered for the 2018 Annual Conference but only now realizing you want to attend a Pre-Conference Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.? Unable to make it for the full conference but just want to come in for the one afternoon for a little extra professional development? This link will allow you to register just for one of our Pre-Conference sessions. Just fill out the attached form for each Pre-Conference ticket so we know who's coming. This ticket will generate a $95 pre-conference invoice whether you're signing up a member or a non-member.  See below for preconference descriptions.

Put the "APR" in Your Professional Portfolio

No time?  No money? Fear of failure? There are dozens of barriers to getting your APR, but not one good reason to let another year pass without adding this credential to your professional portfolio of accomplishments!  Continuing professional development is critical to advancing your career. It says a lot about who you are and your value to your employer. A professional credential fills a critical need for the districts who hire them.  Learn what it takes to earn this prestigious credential.

Rookie Bootcamp
Every PR pro needs some tools to hone his or her craft. TSPRA Rookie Boot Camp will provide you with basic tools, tips and techniques to build a sturdy foundation for a long career. Get to know your fellow rookies and meet some veterans who will help maximize your TSRPA experience. Rookies will be connected to conference mentors for the duration of the conference.

Best Practices For Community Engagement On Your District Website

Using data and inslights from a study of 200 public-sector websites in 2017, the presenters will share new research and more effective ways to reach parents, students, and educational partners in your district through your website and social media platforms. The session will also focus on new trends and policies to help you build excellent digital connections to the communities you serve.

Basics Of School Website Accessibility And OCR

In this workshop, Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, will review the scope of accessibility for school websites, provide an overview of web accessibility standards, review the most common web accessibility errors with examples, go over both free and not-so-free testing tools, provide resources for testing, education, consultation and repair services and do a live review of a website.  

Hands-On Video Production Workshop

Join EMP experts from throughout the state to walk through each step of the video production proce

Standalone Pre-Conference Ticket

  • February 19 - May 30, 2018
  • 7600 John Q Hammons Dr
    Frisco, Texas
    United States