Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TCEA 2017: Engaging Innovative Educators

It’s amazing the difference a three hour flight can make! Walking down the jetway toward the plane in Minneapolis, I saw the breath of the passengers ahead of me. Walking up the jetway three hours later, I immediately felt the heat and humidity of an 85-degree day in Austin. Not only was I excited to leave behind my coat and eat dinner outside, but I was excited to attend the 2017 TCEA Convention & Expo!

This was my third year at TCEA (the annual convention of the Texas Computer Education Association), and the show is one of my favorites. TCEA brings together a wide array of technology-minded educators from all over Texas and beyond: teachers, instructional technologists, librarians, media specialists, district and campus administrators, IT professionals, and many others. The exhibit hall is packed full of both what’s new and what’s proven in the industry. Attendees also participate in a full schedule of workshops and presentations throughout the week.

At the Lerner Digital booth, Sales Manager Brad Richason and I worked closely with Texas reps Tom Rathbun and Kay German to reach as many of the 12,000+ attendees as possible. We demonstrated our Interactive Books and Audisee eBooks with Audio on a variety of devices and fielded a lot of questions about how Lerner digital products can meet specific customer needs and fit seamlessly into any library catalog system.

With over 4,500 eBooks available, we had something for everyone! We were able to help those searching for Spanish language fiction and nonfiction titles with our new Spanish eBook catalog. We were able to help those searching for high interest visually appealing graphic novels with our newly updated graphic novel catalog. Plus we showed our new Spring 2017 catalog to customers interested in our brand new offerings.
And, we offered an amazing promotion: Buy any 25 digital products and we’ll give you the matching print versions for free! Ask your rep about this great deal today!

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