Continuing Professional Education

TWU’s College of Professional Education is an approved Texas Education Agency Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider. Texas educators are required to renew their standard Texas certificate every five years by completing a minimum number of CPE hours through an approved CPE provider. CPE credit only will be awarded to educators who hold a Standard Certificate.

For more information on CPE standards and documentation of CPE credits, visit the TEA's Continuing Professional Education Information webpage.

CPE workshops and seminars are coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation and Partnerships. For scheduling information, please call 940-898-2241.

Click on the following links to see information and registration for upcoming events. Registration is required for all seminars and workshops.

January 2021

Jan. 4: Field Supervisor Coaching for Professional Certification Training

Field Supervisor Coaching for Professional Certification Training

This training is designed for field supervisors who support educational diagnostician, master teacher, principal, reading specialist, school counselor, school librarian, and superintendent candidates.

Field Supervisor Coaching Training>provides guidelines and instruction for field supervisor support to candidates seeking certification in an area other than classroom teacher and who are participating in practicum experiences through educator preparation programs (EPPs). The training focuses on structures and practices that support candidates’ development with respective certification standards for performance. Designed by the Texas Education Agency, this training is one of two sessions developed to meet the requirements of the recently-adopted Texas Administrative Code TAC §228.35 (g) and (h). This section of TAC requires that “supervision of each candidate shall be conducted with the structured guidance and regular ongoing support of an experienced educator who has been trained as a field supervisor. Supervision provided on or after September 1, 2017, must be provided by a field supervisor who has completed TEA‐approved observation training." (From TEA website on T-TESS for EPPs)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  • Establish statewide consistency in field supervisor support for candidates
  • Foster a culture of support, growth, and development that is intentional
  • Embed the coaching principles within the field supervisor role as a primary means of interaction
  • Align -individually and collectively- their knowledge, skills, behaviors, and actions with the role of field supervisor and coach
  • Enhance such coaching capabilities as goal-setting, planning, and reflecting -for themselves and their candidates- in ways that lead to improved performance and outcomes

Materials will include a state-approved presentation which will be emailed to registrants at least 24 hours prior to the session. In addition, all participants must download and/or print out their own participant guide, which will also be emailed.

Facilitator: Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA, Associate Professor & Educational Leadership Coordinator at Texas Woman's University
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Online only.
Cost: $95 per person
CPE Credit: 6 hours

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Jan. 30: Engaging Readers Who Struggle: Leveraging the Science of Learning for Success

Engaging Readers Who Struggle: Leveraging the Science of Learning for Success

New technologies have given us much insight into how developing brains function and grow. The science of learning connects this research to practical implications for instruction. This session will help you bring the science of learning into your classroom. We will specifically discuss the theme of learner variation by examining the role of emotion as a mediator of learning, motivation, reading self-efficacy, and self-concept. Participants will learn how to purposefully and intentionally leverage these concepts to engage students who are striving to become proficient readers and writers. 

Facilitator: Dr. JaNiece Elzy, Department of Literacy and Learning Assistant Professor & Trainer, Reading Recovery at Texas Woman’s University
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online via Zoom. Each participant will receive a unique Zoom link on the Friday prior to the Saturday session, provided that credit card payment or a Purchase Order number has been received.
Cost: $50 per person

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CPE Credit: 1.5 hours

Earn CPE credits from the TWU College of Professional Education by attending any one of the sessions in the series. Please enter your TEA number, or a Public Educator Certification number from your state, into the registration form. Attendance will be taken. Certificates will be emailed to those providing a TEA number and in attendance throughout the scheduled session or sessions. 

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February 2021

Feb. 16: Grief and Trauma Awareness and Response for Educational Professionals

Grief and Trauma Awareness and Response for Educational Professionals

Attendees will gain a foundational understanding of grief and trauma reactions in children and adolescents, how those reactions may present in the academic setting, and basic intervention responses adults on campus can offer. It will be especially helpful for early- to mid-career education professionals, including classroom teachers of all grades, assistant principals, professional school counselors, social workers, librarians, and support staff.

This session is designed to offer perspective and skills to school personnel coping with uncertainties in a post-COVID-19 environment. Whether students and school professionals are attempting to return to daily routines, or are crafting a hybrid or entirely online set of routines, all have grappled with teaching and learning in the context of the past year’s unprecedented trauma and prolonged sense of threat. Participants will learn to recognize behavioral signs that a student, group of students, or colleague needs individualized intervention and how to support their path back to social-emotional wellness and an academic focus.

At the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe children’s understanding of grief from a developmental perspective.
  • Identify common emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses to grief.
  • Identify methods of prevention and intervention at the campus and classroom level.

Facilitator: Lisa Grubbs, PhD, LPC-S, CSC, GC-C, Coordinator/CACREP Liaison, Assistant Professor of School Counseling at Texas Woman's University, Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online (This session will be presented via Zoom. The instructor will provide Zoom information to registrants no later than 24 hours prior to session start.)
Cost: $50 per person
Supplemental Materials: Links to related materials will be provided to attendees during sessions. These include items such as slide deck PDFs, sample video scripts, outlines, and framework infographics.
CPE Credit: 3.0 hours

Earn CPE credits from the TWU College of Professional Education by attending any one of the sessions in the series. Please enter your TEA number, or a Public Educator Certification number from your state, into the registration form. Attendance will be taken. Certificates will be emailed to those providing a TEA number and in attendance throughout the scheduled session or sessions.

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Feb. 20: Process Over Content: Actualizing Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Instructional Strategies

Process Over Content: Actualizing Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Instructional Strategies

In the past, multiculturalism has focused heavily on content. In contrast, culturally responsive teaching encourages educators to focus on how they teach as much as what they teach. This online session engages teachers in an exploration of equitable and inclusive instructional design that supports culturally responsive teaching practices in the classroom.

This session is designed for educators seeking to move beyond the theory of culturally responsive teaching into actionable classroom practices that are inclusive and empowering for all students.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify key principles of CRT
  • analyze elements of their own identities and backgrounds
  • assess classroom strategies for actualizing CRT in their own classrooms

Facilitator: Aimee Myers, PhD, Assistant Professor - Curriculum and Instruction, Academic Assessment Faculty Fellow, Texas Woman's University
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Online (A link will be provided after registration.)
Cost: $50 per person
Supplemental Materials: None

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CPE Credit: 3.0 hours

Earn CPE credits from the TWU College of Professional Education by attending any one of the sessions in the series. Please enter your TEA number, or a Public Educator Certification number from your state, into the registration form. Attendance will be taken. Certificates will be emailed to those providing a TEA number and in attendance throughout the scheduled session or sessions.

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Feb. 27: La conciencia fonética y el bialfabetismo: Exploring Phonological Awareness of Biliterate 1st Grade Students

La conciencia fonética y el bialfabetismo: Exploring the Phonological Awareness of Biliterate 1st Grade Students

In this interactive online session bilingual teachers will learn how their students use a wide range of phonological information from several levels of language in reading and writing. Similarities and differences between the English and the Spanish language phonology and orthography will be discussed. Participants will analyze writing samples of bilingual first grade students and discuss instructional implications.  

Facilitator: Dr. Annette Torres Elías, Department of Literacy and Learning Professor & Trainer, Reading Recovery at Texas Woman’s University
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Online via Zoom. Each participant will receive a unique Zoom link on the Friday prior to the Saturday session, provided that credit card payment or a Purchase Order number has been received.
Cost: $50 per person

PURCHASE ORDER REGISTRATIONS 

CPE Credit: 2.0 hours

Earn CPE credits from the TWU College of Professional Education by attending any one of the sessions in the series. Please enter your TEA number, or a Public Educator Certification number from your state, into the registration form. Attendance will be taken. Certificates will be emailed to those providing a TEA number and in attendance throughout the scheduled session or sessions. 

REGISTER

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