The Texas Speech Communication Association is the largest state professional communication association in the nation.
The battle for speech classes in high school has taken a more positive turn. Click this link for chapter 74 Curriculum Requirements. SBOE Representative Ratliff told me these were passed recently. On the third page you will see that Communication Applications is listed in the Required Secondary Curriculum for grades 9-12. If you are still working with your administration to maintain your classes, please click this link for "Talking Points" that Vice-president Mellessa Denny prepared along with her Ad Hoc Committee of Ann Shofner, Russell Kirksey, Jana Riggins and Lacye Matejowsky. Here is a link for background information, prepared by Lacye Matejowsky, if you need to be filled in on situation.
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
Job announcement posted for Medina Valley HS. See the Jobs page for details.
Job announcement posted for Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage. See the Jobs page for details.
Job announcement posted for Plano ISD (2 positions). See the Jobs page for details.
Job announcement posted for West Texas A&M University. See the Jobs page for details.
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