The Texas Speech Communication Association is the largest state professional communication association in the nation.
The State Board of Education meets in Austin January 28-31. The current requirement for a speech course in high school is in danger of being eliminated. Click here to view background information on this issue and a report of what Lacye Matejowsky, Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee has been doing. It is imperative that you contact your SBOE Representative before January 28th. I cannot emphasize this enough. This effects ALL of us, not just the high school teachers.
Membership in TSCA is open to any communication educator, communication student, communication consultant, or any individual interested in learning about the field of speech communication. All levels of instruction and areas of interests are represented in the association. The rewards of membership in TSCA include updated professional awareness, networking with other professionals, and exposure to innovation, teaching methodologies, and scholarly works relevant to the discipline of speech communication.
Debbie Hatton has made the following handout from "Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate" convention panel available. Click here to view the Speech TEKS (Draft)
Jennifer Zinn, one of our own, has created a website designed for speech teachers to share lesson plans, activities, and other ideas that aid in coaching forensic students and teaching communication applications classes. Click on this link to visit www.coachingspeech.com
The Teacher Training Committee has put together a list of coaches that are willing to serve as mentors. Click here to view the list
The State Board of Education meets in Austn January 28-31. The current requirement for a speech course in high school is in danger of being eliminated. Click here for more details.
The Fall/Winter Newsletter is now available. See the Newsletter page to download.
Job announcement posted for Angelo State University. See the Jobs page for details.
The dates for our 2014 Convention have been announced. Convention will be held in Lubbock, TX October 2-4, 2014.
Teaching Responsibility in an Irresponsible World
Date: October 2-4, 2014
Adapting in a World of Diversity
Our 2013 Convention was held October 10-12 in Corpus Christi. Results of the officer election were:
Vice President Elect: Amy Tilton Jones