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Four CPE Courses You May Have Missed!

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Did you know ATPE members have access to our Professional Learning Portal? You can earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits via online courses and webinars—all on your own time and free of charge. The Professional Learning Portal also provides a tracking system so you can maintain a comprehensive history of CPE hours and certificates.

Haven’t checked our Professional Learning Portal in a while? Have no fear! Here’s the latest roundup of courses.

Getting Your Seniors Ready for College
From Allison Venuto, ATPE member and owner of Ducks in a Row Personal Organizing, “Getting Your Seniors Ready for College” dives into the unique opportunity that working with seniors presents—preparing them for college. Many seniors begin college with fewer skills than their professors expect. Allison uses her experience in systems organizing to discuss ways educators (and even parents) can help prepare their students for college. This course addresses organization, soft skills, and much more.

Make the Right Choice: Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness and Success
Known nationwide as an author, improv actor, and motivator, Joel Zeff addressed ATPE members at the 2017 Summit in July. His insightful and funny keynote focused on creativity, communication, and teamwork. This course was recorded live from summit and draws from Joel’s book, Make the Right Choice: Creating a Positive, Innovative, and Productive Work Life. Joel believes we can make the choice to live a more creative, passionate, and productive life. But how? Listen to this session to find out.

FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) for Educators
Join ATPE Managing Attorney Paul Tapp as he explores the ramifications of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, for educators. FERPA is a federal privacy law that protects the privacy of student education records. Educators should be aware of the importance of protecting the privacy of students and safeguarding educational records. If an educator does not protect the privacy of a student’s educational records as outlined in the law, the educator and the school may both face consequences. Learn more about ATPE’s protection benefits at atpe.org/protection.

Information Literacy in the Digital Age
We live in an increasingly technology-filled world, but how should teachers adapt for their students? Andrea Keller, ATPE’s 2014 Special Services Educator of the Year and a librarian in Irving ISD, offers resources and ideas on how to teach your students about information literacy and how to be “web detectives.” Through this course, you will learn the definition of information literacy as well as ways to work with students on becoming great digital citizens. The course also provides resources and links to use in your own classroom. Check out Andrea’s recent blog post on information literacy.

Not an ATPE member? Join today to take advantage of ATPE’s professional development for principals, teachers, and paraeducators.