Early in May of 2012, Carrie Ross (@msrossenglish) formulated the idea of using the #txed hashtag and creating a weekly chat using #txed. After linking up with and selecting Tra Hall (tra_hall) and Troy Mooney (@troymooney) as the co-moderators, Wednesday night at 830 Central was selected as the official chat time.
#Txed held its first chat on May 23, 2012. The goal of #txed is to be the primary connection point for Texas Educator's Personal Learning Networks.
On June 13, 2012, at the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Conference (@tassp1), #txed was held from the Austin Downtown Hilton and included the first ever face to face meeting of many of the participants.
Tra Hall, Carrie Ross, and Lance Bray at TASSP 2012
Matt Stillwell and Carrie Jackson at TASSP 2012
On July 25, 2012 #txed trended for the first time on Twitter.
The participation of #txed increased and Michael Ogg (@principalogg) was added as the first of many newer moderators to continue the weekly chats.
As of May 20, 2014, #txed continues to serve as a connection point for Texas educators and others around the nation.