Professional Development Opportunities
This pages offers a listing of Professional Development Providers approved by TEA.
Continuting Professional Development Providers (EXCEL, 698 KB) updated 02/06/2013
Texas Christian University , School of Education (CPE#220501)
Contemporary Issues in Biology
There has never been a more exciting yet challenging time to teach science, particularly biological science. Each day our newspapers and newsmagazines contain extraordinary new discoveries in biological science. The challenge for biology teachers is to keep up with these exciting discoveries and to bring this excitement into their classrooms.
This module was developed by Dr. Ray Drenner (Biology Department) and Dr. Molly Weinburgh ( School of Education ) at Texas Christian University and is based on a course designed and implemented for non-biology majors in 1999. Funds for the development and dissemination of Contemporary Issues in Biology: A Module for Teacher Training were provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency.
Texas Education Agency, Environmental Education Advisory Council (CPE# 500196)
Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC)
The Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) coordinates with other state agencies that are charged with the development of environmental education materials. TEEAC cooperates with a network of 120 providers of environmental education professional development, including universities, industry, museums and nature centers. This network of TEEAC Sites and Programs helps assure that teacher professional development offered by formal and non-formal providers is educationally sound and consistent with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
To receive a TEEAC Certificate of Recognition, teachers and other educators take approved workshops at TEEAC Sites. At the completion of the workshop, they receive stickers, which are placed on a Coursework Verification Form. When 45 hours of stickers are recorded on the Coursework Verification Form, it is sent in to Irene Pickhardt, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress, Austin , Texas 78701 .
Check this list of TEEAC Workshops or contact the site directly for current workshop information.
University of Texas - Austin , Center for Reading and Language Arts (CPE# 500657)
The Vaughn Gross Center currently hosts four online resources.
Online professional development provides exciting opportunities for educators to learn more about scientifically-based reading research, communicate with other educators about reading, and ask questions of reading specialists.
Technology Applications Teacher Network (CPE# 500136)
Technology Applications Teacher Network
This website contains resources that can be used by staff development personnel to train district staff in the successful integration of technology in the classroom. This website addresses three areas: 1) instructional practices for teaching the high school technology applications course, 2) strategies for integrating technology into core content areas (math, science, social studies, and language arts), 3) teaching the technology applications TEKS in the K-8 curriculum.
Page last modified on 2/11/2013.