Can we send out some information to the people who have been trained (in your TCEA database,) and personally invite them to join yourTX group. The Community is not a known factor to many of them. They have been asking for this forever.... we just need to contact them and let them know it has arrived.
I was sent by my principal to a Region 10 training on Thinkfinity as well as web 2.0- Did each Region offer this training? The most difficult part of using the valuable resources was the lack of technology in our school. Until I applied for and was awarded a federal grant, we didn't have a projector with which to train teachers, let alone working computers for students. Since then, I only have a few hold outs that will not incorporate at least one of the websites connected with Thinkfinity.
TCEA should be very proud of you. You came to the convention, took the Verizon Thinkfinity training and walked out singing the songs. You have been a beacon for TCEA and Thinkfinity. Kudos to you for all your hard work, your dedication, and your enthusiasm for Verizon Thinkfinty. Your teachers and staff are very fortunate to have you as their leader.
We have begun to implement Thinkfinity resources in Tomball ISD. We had Karen Horn come out in July to train around 30 teachers and the training was wonderful. Since that time, we have had 3 sessions in our district on Thinkfinity and our teachers really seem to love it. We are planning (still making final preparations ) to do a Thinkfinity training blitz in Sept/October at all of our campuses so that they can see all the resources available at their fingertips.
Tomball ISD can't thank Karen enough for the training and the follow up that she has done with our district and it has only been a few weeks since she was here. KUDDOS to Karen