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.

June 2021

June 8: 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, June 8, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 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

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June 15: COMING THIS SUMMER - The Big Pivot: Transforming Tools for Virtual Teaching Virtuosity

COMING THIS SUMMER - The Big Pivot: Transforming Tools for Virtual Teaching Virtuosity

New Pre-K through 12 teachers and those with many years of experience can benefit from becoming adept with the tools this course explores. Content addresses classroom effectiveness in the wake of COVID-19’s unprecedented impact on students, teachers, learning environments, expectations, and achievement.

This course offers strategies teachers can use to adjust their teaching to virtual and blended environments using a flipped classroom format. Dr. Hurlbut will walk participants through creating quality teaching videos, aligning virtual assessments with different teaching methods, and using asynchronous and synchronous forms to maximize each instructional technique’s learning impact, whether in a blended or 100% online environment. Attendees will become comfortable with apps & tools like Google Suite, Loom, Nearpod, Educreations, Voicethread, EDPuzzle, and SeeSaw. The path to virtual teaching virtuosity begins here!

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

  • Produce engaging & effective screencasting videos to use in asynchronous delivery format
  • Evaluate apps & other online tools for alignment with instructional goals
  • Use synchronous instruction for appropriate content delivery & effective teaching
  • Use asynchronous instruction for appropriate content delivery & effective teaching
  • Align virtual assessments with different teaching methods

Facilitator: Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Woman's University
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Online only (A link will be provided after registration.)
Cost: $50 per person
CPE Credit: 3 hours

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June 22: NEW THIS SUMMER - Immersive Technologies in the Classroom: Engaging your students with AR and VR

NEW THIS SUMMER - Immersive Technologies in the Classroom: Engaging your students with AR and VR

Designed for pre- and in-service teachers, curriculum designers, instructional designers, instructional coaches, and teacher aides, this session offers an opportunity for education professionals to explore the two most popular immersive technologies used in education nowadays, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). A review of research supporting the benefits of employing both technologies- along with effective adoption strategies- will be shared. Content will address potential opportunities for lesson planning and alignment with state standards.

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

  • Distinguish between the features and benefits of AR & VR;
  • Identify and describe potential AR & VR applications for classroom adoption;
  • Identify the educational implications of engaging students with AR & VR for different content areas; and
  • Discover ways to align the state standards with AR & VR instructional activities.

Facilitator: Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Bilingual and ESL Education, Director of International Education Partnerships, Director of COPE Emerging Leaders Program & BESO Advisor at Texas Woman's University
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Online only (A link will be provided upon registration.)
Cost: $25 per person
CPE Credit: 1.5 hours

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June 29: ¡Nuevo, este verano! - Las tecnologías inmersivas en la sala de clases: Involucrando a los estudiantes con RA y RV

¡Nuevo, este verano! - Las tecnologías inmersivas en la sala de clases: Involucrando a los estudiantes con RA y RV

Esta sesión ofrece la oportunidad para que profesionales de la educación exploren las dos tecnologías inmersivas más populares en la educación en estos días, la Realidad Aumentada (RA) y la Realidad Virtual (RV). Una revisión de investigaciones que han demostrado los beneficios de integrar estas tecnologías junto con la adopción efectiva de estrategias serán compartidas. El contenido se enfocará en las posibles oportunidades para alinear planes de lección y estándares.

Al final de esta sesión, los participantes podrán:

  • Distinguir entre las características y beneficios de la RA y RV;
  • Identificar y describir posibles applicaciones de RA y RV para adoptar en el aula;
  • Identificar las implicaciones educativas al involucrar a los estudiantes con RA y RV en las diferentes áreas de contenido;
  • Descubrir formas para alinear los estándares del estado con actividades instruccionales utilizando RA y RV.

Facilitador: Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D., Catedrático Asociado, Programa de Educación Bilingüe y ESL, Director de Alianzas Educativas Internacionales para COPE, Director del programa Líderes Emergentes para COPE, Asesor de la organización estudiantil BESO de la Texas Woman's University
Fecha: martes 29 de junio de 2021
Hora: 3:00 a 4:30 p.m.
Ubicación: en línea (se proporcionará un enlace al registrarse).
Costo: $25 per person
Crédito CPE: 1.5 hours

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July 2021

July 28: 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: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Online (A link will be provided after registration.)
Cost: $50 per person
Supplemental Materials: None
CPE Credit: 3.0 hours

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