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Session Posted Topic Presented by Description
2017 Convention Keynote Address May 1, 2017 Cross-Disciplinary Education Education Commissioner Mike Morath

Education Commissioner Mike Morath reflects on challenges facing classroom teachers and answers questions during the keynote address of the 2017 TCTA Convention in Austin.

0.50 CPE Hours
2017 Convention Legal Q&A May 1, 2017 State/Federal Laws Michael Currie, Gerald Francisco, Julie Leahy

TCTA staff attorneys Michael Currie, Gerald Francisco and Julie Leahy answer general legal questions from TCTA members.

1.25 CPE Hours
2017 Convention Legislative Q&A May 1, 2017 State/Federal Laws TCTA Lobby Team

TCTA's top-ranked lobby teams talks about the 85th Texas Legislature and answers questions from members attending the 2017 TCTA Convention in Austin.

1.00 CPE Hours
2017 Convention T-TESS Legal Session May 1, 2017 Teacher Evaluation Dohn Larson

Dohn Larson, TCTA's director of legal services, answers legal questions about T-TESS, the state's new teacher appraisal system.

1.25 CPE Hours
Get Your Google On: Google Tools From A to Z+ May 1, 2017 Technology Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez shows you how to use of some Google's free tools in the classroom.

1.25 CPE Hours
Maximizing Student Engagement May 1, 2017 Classroom Management Joan Tolle and Terrie Morrow

Joan Tolle and Terrie Morrow offer tips to engage students using active learning techniques.

0.50 CPE Hours
Planting the Restorative Seed in Your Classroom: Behavior Management Practices May 1, 2017 Classroom Management Kevin Curtis

Kevin Curtis presents a session on student behavior in the classroom.

1.25 CPE Hours
T-TESS Implementation May 1, 2017 Teacher Evaluation Lauralee Pankonien and Lori Einfalt

This session by Lauralee Pankonien and Lori Einfalt is all about T-TESS, the state's new teacher appraisal system.

1.00 CPE Hours
2016 TCTA Annual Meeting Legal Session Apr 27, 2016 State/Federal Laws Dohn Larson and Lonnie Hollingsworth Jr.

TCTA's Director of Legal Services Dohn Larson and General Counsel Lonnie Hollingsworth Jr. present a legal session to answer questions from members during the 2016 Annual Meeting on Feb.

1.25 CPE Hours
TCTA's Holly Eaton on T-TESS and ESSA Apr 27, 2016 Teacher Evaluation Holly Eaton

Holly Eaton, TCTA's director of professional development and advocacy, presents and overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System during the 2016 An

0.75 CPE Hours
Be Prepared: Learning Proactive Strategies for Handling Threats Sep 30, 2015 School Violence/Bullying Greg Crane, President, ALICE Training Institute

With the threat of violence in schools all too real, learning, preparing, and practicing skills to handle an active shooter can make all the difference.

1.00 CPE Hours
BYOC: Bring Your Own Cape to Discuss Science and Superpowers Sep 30, 2015 TCTA Member and 2013-14 Innovator of the Year Joy Lin, Special Education Math Teacher, Austin ISD

Who says Timmy can’t fly through space or Marcy can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound? Before any of our dreams can become reality, we must first exercise our powers of imagination.

1.50 CPE Hours
Classroom and Time Management Techniques Sep 30, 2015 Classroom Management TCTA Member Krista Wilkerson, Kindergarten Teacher, Victoria ISD

The best way to ensure effective and successful teaching and learning environments is to have proper classroom management.

1.25 CPE Hours
Exploring Project-Based Learning Sep 30, 2015 Classroom Management David Surdovel, Executive Coordinator of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Manor ISD

Come to this session to learn about how to use project-based learning (PBL) in your classroom.

1.50 CPE Hours
Flip This Classroom: How to Engage Students with the Flipped Classroom Model Sep 30, 2015 Classroom Management Michelle Swain, Director, Gifted and Advanced Academic Services, Round Rock ISD

Have you heard the buzz about the flipped classroom? It’s a model based on assigning lectures and reading outside class to free time for discussion during class.

1.25 CPE Hours
Helping You Help Your English Language Learners Sep 30, 2015 Student Diversity and Special Needs Melissa Hernandez, Bilingual/ESL Specialist, Lubbock ISD

With the number of limited English proficient students in Texas at almost 18 percent and rising, teachers are hungry for knowledge they can use to have a positive impact on the progress and perform

1.50 CPE Hours
Legal Issues Q&A Sep 30, 2015 State/Federal Laws Select TCTA Staff Attorneys

TCTA attorneys will discuss current legal issues in this interactive session. Questions about the law, its application, and solutions are welcome. 

1.00 CPE Hours
Reach (So You Can Teach) Students in Poverty Sep 30, 2015 Student Diversity and Special Needs TCTA Member Corina Flores, Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Midland ISD

Texas classrooms are filled with students who come from different cultures, but a crucial demographic that can affect learning is socioeconomic status and educators who aren't prepared in reaching

1.25 CPE Hours
Embracing Technology to Enhance Learning Sep 29, 2015 Technology TCTA Member Melinda Schermerhorn, 8th Grade Science Teacher, and Jessica Wright, 4th Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD

Want the scoop on the latest and greatest ideas for using technology to develop 21st Century learners?

1.50 CPE Hours
Legislative Session: Insights from the Media Jul 31, 2015 State/Federal Laws Lauren McGaughy, government reporter at the Houston Chronicle; Ross Ramsey, executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune; and Morgan Smith, political and education reporter from The Texas Tribune

Hold the presses! Hear from education and political reporters about how education fared during the 84th legislation session.

1.50 CPE Hours
TRS Update Jul 28, 2015 Retirement Merita Zoga, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations, TRS

Join Teacher Retirement System staff in this town-hall style presentation for an overview of TRS-related actions in the recent legislative session.

1.50 CPE Hours
2015 Legislative Preview and Current Events Jul 7, 2014 State/Federal Laws TCTA Lobby Team

TCTA’s lobby team provides updates on state and federal education issues, and predicts the major issues that will shape the 2015 legislative session.

1.00 CPE Hours
Bullying Laws, Regulations, Definitions and Policies: Our Role as Educators Jul 7, 2014 School Violence/Bullying Curtis Clay, Associate Director of Educational and Training Services, Texas School Safety Center

Get an in-depth look at bullying in our schools — from the contributing factors to the complex issues surrounding the problem.

1.25 CPE Hours
Co-Teaching Approaches for the Inclusive Classroom Jul 7, 2014 Classroom Management Lisa Kirby & Catherine Wilson, Educational Specialists, Region 20 ESC

Discover how general and special educators can work together to differentiate and deliver specially designed instruction. 

1.25 CPE Hours
Effective Teaching Environments Jul 7, 2014 Student Diversity and Special Needs TCTA Member Alvin Smith, Science Teacher, Temple ISD

Explore the principles of effective, systematic interventions and take away sample pyramids from successful schools.

1.25 CPE Hours
Get Your Google On: Google Tools from A to Z Jul 7, 2014 Technology Monica Martinez, Director of Professional Development Latin America and Texas, EdTech Team; CEO, MPower PL

There’s a Google tool for every letter in the alphabet. Get an extensive list of tools that are easy to set up and use in your classroom.

1.25 CPE Hours
Learning on Demand: Mixing it up with a “Blended” Classroom Jul 7, 2014 Technology TCTA Member Emily Swoboda, Pre-AP English Teacher, Northside ISD

Learn ways to incorporate free Web resources to differentiate and allow choice in learning in a technology-rich environment.

1.25 CPE Hours
Legal Issues Q&A Jul 7, 2014 State/Federal Laws Dohn Larson and Michael Currie, TCTA staff attorneys

TCTA attorneys answer questions about the law, its application, and solutions. 

1.00 CPE Hours
Preview of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System Jul 7, 2014 Teacher Evaluation Tim Regal, Policy Advisor for the Division of Educator Leadership and Quality, TEA

Hear about the process for building the pilot teacher evaluation system, the timeline for implementation and the components of the system.

1.25 CPE Hours
Reach (So You Can Teach) Students in Poverty Jul 7, 2014 Student Diversity and Special Needs TCTA Member Corina Flores, Bilingual First-grade Teacher, Midland ISD

Learn how to reach out to and fully engage your students living in poverty in a respectful and caring way.

1.00 CPE Hours
Social Security Retirement Benefits: What You Need to Know Jul 7, 2014 Retirement Tom Clark, Social Security Speaker and Consultant

How will state and federal laws affect your benefits? Our expert presenter will help you understand what to expect when you finally take the plunge.

1.25 CPE Hours
Taking Care of You: Wellness Strategies for Teachers Jul 7, 2014 Teacher Wellness Cameron Vann, Attorney, Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Get specifics on ways you can better deal with stress, anxiety and depression.

1.00 CPE Hours
Teacher Quality, Assessment and Accountability Jul 7, 2014 Teacher Evaluation Holly Eaton, Director of Professional Development and Advocacy, TCTA

Learn about movement on the teacher evaluation front and initiatives regarding assessment and accountability as well as the status of ESEA/NCLB's reauthorization and other federal programs.

1.25 CPE Hours
The Art of Learning Jul 7, 2014 Cross-Disciplinary Education TCTA Member Ronelle Howell, Art Teacher, Slaton ISD

Find out how students can use visual arts to build skills, expand their vocabulary, discover culture and history, and more.

1.25 CPE Hours
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) 101 ... 102 ... and 103: What are ASDs? How do we know? What should we do? Feb 5, 2013 Student Diversity and Special Needs Layne Pethick, Autism Consultant, Region 10 Education Service Center

Learn more about what ASDs are, educational eligibility, behavior, and best practices when working with students with ASDs. 

1.00 CPE Hours
Best Practices in Classroom Management Feb 5, 2013 Classroom Management Angela Isenberg, Education Specialist: Behavior, Region 13 Education Service Center

Get tips, techniques and strategies for establishing an effective classroom environment.

1.25 CPE Hours
Focus on You Feb 5, 2013 Teacher Wellness Adam Saenz, Ph.D., D.Min., Psychologist

Assess your occupational, emotional, financial, spiritual and financial well-being, and learn practical strategies to increase well-being in each area.

1.25 CPE Hours
Navigating the Minefield of Teacher-Student Interaction Feb 5, 2013 Professionalism/Ethics Doug Phillips, Director of Investigations and Fingerprinting, TEA

This session focuses on educator conduct, both in and outside of the school setting, that may result in sanctions against an educator’s certification.

1.00 CPE Hours
One-Stop Shopping for Student Data Feb 5, 2013 Campus/District Data Dr. Robert Duron, Deputy Commissioner, Finance & Administration, TEA; Brian Rawson, Director, Statewide Data Initiatives, TEA; Melody Parrish, Director, Statewide Education Data Systems, TEA

Learn how the data and metrics in the Texas Student Data System (TSDS) will allow you to push aside paperwork and focus on your kids!

1.25 CPE Hours
R-I-G-O-R … Is That a Four-Letter Word? Feb 5, 2013 Assessment/Accountability Missy Mayfield, Director of Curriculum, Burkburnett ISD

Look at a selection of research-based strategies that can ramp up the level of thinking.

1.00 CPE Hours
The iPad in Education Feb 5, 2013 Technology Monica Martinez, Director of Professional Development, Texas Computer Education Association

This session takes you beyond “cool apps” for the iPad to how to best use the mobile device in the classroom for authentic learning.

1.25 CPE Hours
When Parents Cross the Line Feb 5, 2013 Parental Involvement Dave Backus, Attorney, Underwood Law Firm, P.C., Lubbock

Learn from the experts, through “real world” examples, what the options are when dealing with angry or belligerent parents.

1.00 CPE Hours
Communication and Respect Jun 5, 2012 Communication Sheldon M. Barr, Education Specialist, Region 4 ESC, Houston

Learn from an expert how to get across the information you need in a way that will be heard. Acquire strategies that support effective communication.

1.25 CPE Hours
Curing the Culture of Disrespect in the Classroom Jun 5, 2012 Classroom Management Jan Thornton, Associate, Time to Teach

Discover strategies that significantly increase instructional time and decrease office referrals.

1.25 CPE Hours
Differentiating for Gifted Students Jun 5, 2012 Gifted/Talented Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of Advanced Academic Studies & Secondary Counseling, Spring Branch ISD

Learn how to consider an individual's gifted traits when offering effective differentiated instruction as well as strategies for keeping gifted learners challenged.

1.25 CPE Hours
Teach Like a STAAR (Part I) Jun 5, 2012 Assessment/Accountability Dr. Ervin Knezek, President, lead4ward, LLC

This high-energy, interactive session will help you keep moving enthusiastically forward on the path to success in a more rigorous testing system.

1.00 CPE Hours
Teach Like a STAAR (Part II) Jun 5, 2012 Assessment/Accountability Dr. Ervin Knezek, President, lead4ward, LLC

Part II is a continuation of Part I; content will not be repeated.

1.25 CPE Hours
What Works for ESL in the Classroom Jun 5, 2012 Student Diversity and Special Needs Libby DeLeón, Renner Middle School teacher and former Secondary ESL Coordinator, Plano ISD

Gain practical strategies you can use in instructing ELL students and learn of additional supports for ELL students.

1.00 CPE Hours
Cyberbullying: The New Frontier Jun 27, 2011 School Violence/Bullying Barbara-Jane Paris, Legislative Liaison, Bully Police USA; Principal, Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD

Gain deeper understanding of the devastating results that unchecked cyberbullying can have and tools to prevent a tragedy from occurring.

1.25 CPE Hours
Lessons Learned from Responding to a School Crisis Jun 27, 2011 School Violence/Bullying Bill Bond, School Safety Specialist, National Association of Secondary School Principals

Learn from the insights and perspective of a principal of a school where a freshman killed three students and wounded five more. He provides practical advice for schools facing crisis.

1.00 CPE Hours
Making It Work: Principals’ Perspectives on Good Working Relationships Jun 27, 2011 Professionalism/Ethics A Panel of Texas School Principals

A panel of seasoned principals offer candid insights on what traits they love in their teachers and what behaviors set their teeth on edge.

1.25 CPE Hours
Mastering Social Media for Your Classroom Jun 27, 2011 Technology Monica Martinez, Director of Professional Development, TCEA

Discover how social media can be used to energize your classroom while providing a global and accessible 21st century learning environment.

1.25 CPE Hours
Real Solutions to Behavior Problems Jun 27, 2011 Classroom Management Ferrell Yeokum, School Discipline Consultant, Discipline Matters

Learn new techniques for handling difficult behaviors.

1.25 CPE Hours
Behind the Wizard’s Curtain: Creating Activities That Transport the Gifted From Kansas to Oz Mar 16, 2010 Gifted/Talented Mark Wellborn, Director, Professional Learning and Advanced Academics, Plano ISD

Learn higher level questioning techniques that will raise gifted students' cognition but benefit all learners in a heterogeneous classroom.

1.25 CPE Hours
Creating Positive Outcomes Mar 16, 2010 Classroom Management Sharon Brown, Behavior Training Specialist, Tyler ISD

Gain proactive strategies for behavior and classroom management, and tips on how to build rapport with students.

1.25 CPE Hours
Response to Intervention: A System of Support for Students and Teachers Mar 16, 2010 Student Diversity and Special Needs Dr. Andrea Ogonosky, Education Consultant, Humble

Get examples of evidence-based strategies and supports to learn how to use RTI effectively.

1.25 CPE Hours
Texting Your Way Into Trouble - How To Keep Your Relationships With Students Professional Mar 16, 2010 Professionalism/Ethics Julie Leahy, Staff Attorney, TCTA

Hear how TEA views certain contacts between teachers and students and what the consequences can be, and get TCTA’s general legal advice about common-sense approaches to staying out of trouble.

1.25 CPE Hours
Emotional Intelligence: The Leadership Differentiator Mar 16, 2009 Professionalism/Ethics Sara Canaday, Image Consultant, Casual Power, Austin

Learn about the key emotional and social skills that correspond to high emotional intelligence and effective decision-making, communication and leadership influence.

0.75 CPE Hours
Making a Positive First Impression Mar 16, 2009 Professionalism/Ethics Sara Canaday, Image Consultant, Casual Power, Austin

Learn how to harness the power of your first impression and personal brand to upgrade your overall image and demeanor.

0.75 CPE Hours
Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students in a Regular Classroom Mar 16, 2009 Gifted/Talented Mark Wellborn, Director, Professional Learning and Advanced Academics, Plano ISD

This session focuses on the nature and needs of GT students, assessment of student needs, and curriculum and instruction for gifted students.

1.25 CPE Hours
Teachers Make It Work: Response to Intervention Mar 16, 2009 Student Diversity and Special Needs Stephanie Camarillo, Coordinator, Region 13 Center for Teaching and Learning, Austin

Learn about how RTI works, how teachers play a critical role in developing and implementing RTI, what makes RTI effective and what it looks like for a student, teacher, parent and administrator.

1.00 CPE Hours