T.A.P.E.D. News


February, 2018

2018 Statewide Conference for the Deaf

2018 Statewide Conference for the Deaf

Innovation. Inspiration. Impact.

Join us this summer for the 2018 Statewide Conference for the Education of the Deaf in Grapevine, TX. We will gather to learn new innovations to inspire and impact learning for us and our students. Registration is open and the early bird rate ends on May 31, 2018. Go to https://swced.org/Registration/ to register. For more information about the conference and presenters check out our website at https://swced.org/. More information will be added to the website as we get closer to the conference date. We hope to see you in Grapevine July 10 - 12, 2018.


Nominations Due 3/31/18 For Outstanding Person in Deaf Education

For more information about nominating an Outstanding Person in Deaf Education go to https://www.smore.com/yqb7e. Please nominate individuals and help TAPED honor those who are outstanding in our field. Nominations are due by 3/31/18.

Call for Presenters Deadline Extended to 3/1/18


TAPED Scholarships

TAPED Scholarships

TAPED has a long history of providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors and individuals interested in pursuing degrees in the field of deaf education and interpreting. Since 1985 TAPED has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships supported by membership dues and fundraising efforts. Please share the information with interested students and staff. Application deadline is April 15, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information go to https://www.smore.com/f5bpt .

Click on this link for the Student Scholarship Application

Click on this link for the Teacher/Interpreter Application

The Silent Auction Needs Your Help

The Silent Auction Needs Your Help

The TAPED Silent Auction held at the conference funds the scholarships that are awarded each year. We need your help in order to have a successful auction. This is how you can help:

  • Collect donated items for the silent auction
  • Volunteer to work the silent auction tables during the Statewide Conference
  • Donate a basket of goodies from your program or school for the Silent Auction

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most Creative
  • Best Children's Basket
  • Highest Earning Basket
  • Best Literacy Basket
  • Most Unusual
  • Prettiest Design
  • Most Appetizing
  • Most Fun Basket

Those who work the auction will have their names entered into a drawing for gift cards.

Watch your email for a chance to sign up to help or contact Lindsay Chandler at lindsay.chandler@pisd.edu.

For more information and the forms to use to gather donations go to -


Click here for a guide for gathering donations.

Moderators Needed

Moderators are also needed for the sessions. Please watch your email for a chance to help or contact Tina Vaguine at tina.vaguine@pisd.edu. Moderators will be entered into a drawing for gift cards.

Be a Vender Hall Helper

We also have a need for help in the Vender Hall. Again, please watch your email to help. Those who sign up will also be entered into drawings for gift cards. For more information contact Brenda Wellen at alice.wellen@saisd.org.

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