Educator Professional Development Presentation
March 26, 2009
COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION
SUMMARY: At the request of a board member, a representative from Texas Educational Tools, Inc. will conduct a presentation regarding professional growth and development for educators.
BOARD RESPONSE: This item is presented for review and comment.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: None.
FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: None.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: As the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are being revised, training and professional development will be needed for teachers and administrators in each of the content areas affected. Teacher training also will be required in connection with the new end-of-course exams. In addition, professional development will be required to help educators make cross curricula connections to ensure that students attain post secondary readiness.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
Anita Givens, Acting Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs