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12 New Videos Added to ATPE’s Professional Learning Portal

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

We’ve uploaded 12 more videos to our Professional Learning Portal—all from SXSW EDU 2019. We now have a total of 82 videos available to our members!

As an ATPE member, you have access to our online learning portal, where you can earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit on your own time via online courses and webinars. Course access is included in your membership. You can also track your CPE hours and certificates through the Education Track in the PL Portal, making it easy to maintain a comprehensive history of your professional learning.

Here’s a roundup of the latest courses available:

Citizenship in the Modern Technopolis 
Computational skills are increasingly necessary to be viable in the modern economy. Educational segregation remains a primary determinant of who acquires those skills and ultimately who is viable as a modern citizen.

Education’s Tomorrowland 
Imagine an education system where students are immersed in a customized learning environment; where access to high-quality teachers and rich content is boundless; where learners build 21st-century skills aligned to workforce demand; where learning is the constant and time the variable—for each student, everywhere. This is the future.

It’s Never Too Early: Mental Health in Early Ed 
The first years of life are when the majority of brain development occurs. That’s why children are so vulnerable to trauma, poverty, and other experiences that can permanently change a brain and impact behavior and learning. This panel of experts will share brain research and dive into how some teachers, schools, and communities are addressing mental health needs in those critical first few years.

Supporting the Teachers of Tomorrow 
Teachers across the country are taking their message to the public and commanding deserved and unprecedented attention. This panel of current and former teachers and school and system leaders will explore what it takes to make this indispensable profession sustainable for the teachers of tomorrow.

The Future of the K-12 Education Industry 
This session is a wide-ranging conversation centered on the current and future state of the K-12 education industry. Panelists will discuss the development of classroom solutions for the 21st century and explore how the purposeful use of technology can support teachers and improve student outcomes.

The Importance of Preserving Languages 
Everyday language planning and policies are happening around the globe. These decisions have major impact on all social contexts, including on the rights of individuals. We are dramatically losing languages. During this session, hear from Ministers of Education discussing the importance of language acquisition and preserving language.

Tragedy at Santa Fe High School: Lessons Learned 
School safety is an important topic for educators, board members, students, parents, law enforcement, and policy makers. This panel of Santa Fe ISD district leaders will provide perspectives and lessons learned following the tragic school shooting that occurred in their district on May 18, 2018.

Translating Research into Practice 
Far from static, the field of learning science is constantly evolving. But learning science myths continue to inform our practice. Advances in education research mean that we know more than ever about what works, but research-based practices don’t always translate into the complexities of the classroom. Learn why applying learning science and human development to education can equip every young person with the knowledge, skills, habits, and agency to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Why Music Matters: Shaping the Next Generation
Music is a means of expression—and through expression comes the power to unify, collaborate, and explore. It’s a social connector and universal communicator. Yet music education is sadly underfunded and overlooked. Learn how music impacted and continues to influence the panelists’ personal and professional lives, giving them confidence, leadership skills, and inspiration to live their dreams.

Young People Win: Rethinking Advocacy in a New Era 
Join David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, in conversation with Dan Rather as they discuss what our country and politics can look like when we let young people lead and dedicate ourselves to fostering that power in youth voice, advocacy, and leadership.

The Aerodynamics of Exceptional Schools 
In any school, just as in air travel, different forces impact our progress: Some of these forces push us forward and lift us up, while others pull us back and drag us down. The success of our schools depends largely on how well we manage these forces. By applying wisdom from change management theory, instructional coaching, the tech industry, and even the fitness world, we can learn how to fight weight and drag, increase lift and thrust, and make our schools truly exceptional.

Why is the Largest Classroom in the School Empty? 
With the change from NCLB to ESSA, the role of school librarians and effective school library programs are integrated into federal education policy. Studies show that library programs staffed by certified school librarians have a significant positive impact on student achievement. This session explores policy recommendations on how to improve student learning outcomes, increase equity, and enhance PD while leveraging grant and federal funding through libraries.

Log on to the PL Portal today to earn your CPE credits! Not an ATPE member? Join today at atpe.org/join.