Online Professional Learning Opportunities
ATPE has collaborated with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) to provide 10 FREE webinars during the 2012-13 school year:
- Sept. 5, 2012 – iOS Apps for ELA
- Oct. 3, 2012 – Safety in the Cloud
- Nov. 7, 2012 – Bringing Experts into Your Classroom
- Dec. 5, 2012 – iOS Apps for Math
- Jan. 9, 2013 – Web 2.0 Tools for Everyone
- Feb. 20, 2013 – Writing with a Purpose
- March 6, 2013 – iOS Apps for Educators
- April 3, 2013 – Creativity on a Budget
- May 1, 2013 – Enhancing Literacy with eBooks and eReaders
- June 5, 2013 – The iPad in the Science Classroom
In each online session, you can engage with the presenter and other participants in real time using only a computer with Internet access. No special software is needed. Plus, TCEA will email all registrants a link to the recorded webinar, so if you miss the live session, you won't miss out on the professional learning opportunity. Click here to access Step-by-step registration instructions for free webinars
Find more information and register by visiting the TCEA/ATPE Web portal, www.tcea.org/learn/atpe.
ATPE and TCEA are proud to announce the Let’s Get Mobile Grant winners! The following educators will each receive five iPads for use with their students:
- Victor Cantu, Edinburg CISD.
- Terra Farmer, Alpine ISD.
- Pamela Kerl, Lewisville ISD.
- Pamela Simmons-Brooks, Lovejoy ISD.
Special thanks to TCEA for sponsoring this innovative technology grant for members of both ATPE and TCEA!
ATPE has partnered with ACTIVE Life to provide a FREE webinar series for educators. This series will offer a total of two hours of CPE credit upon completion. All webinars will be archived, so if you miss part of the series, you can still view the past webinar and receive CPE. After registering for an upcoming webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with information about viewing the presentation.
ARCHIVE: Oct. 4, 2012: Health and Wellness: Part 1 of 4: Ways to Improve Learning and Reduce Childhood Obesity Through Activity in the Classroom
ARCHIVE: Dec. 6, 2012: Health and Wellness 2 of 4: Physical Activity in the Classroom follow-up (20 min.)
ARCHIVE: Feb. 7, 2013: Health and Wellness 3 of 4: Coping with Stress (Stress Management Strategies for Educators and Students) (30 min.)
4:30 p.m. April 4, 2013: Health and Wellness 4 of 4: Coping with Stress follow-up (30 min.)
If you ever need to access a link to a webinar so you can catch up, you can find them all on the ACTIVE Life webinar page or through the ATPE webinar archive.
The mission of ACTIVE Life is to build and sustain healthy communities. You may access free webinars, programs, technology and training/support at www.activelifeHQ.org. Also, start planning and get your community involved in the Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge at www.hebcommunitychallenge.com.
ATPE is in the second year of its partnership with the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT). TAGT is an organization of educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted-and-talented students. Visit ATPE's archived webinars page to view last year's co-hosted webinar, Using Social Media and New Technology to Enhance Learning for Gifted and Advanced Students, with blogger and sixth-grade gifted-and-talented educator Ian Byrd.
Register for Gifted Students: More Than Just Smart Kids
Register here for our 5 p.m. Nov. 29 webinar with Ian Byrd, who's back by popular demand! Byrd, a teacher and blogger at www.byrdseed.com, will share strategies for working with gifted students’ social and emotional needs. This webinar is being held in conjunction with the TAGT Annual Conference, Building Connections. Participants will earn one hour of CPE credit that can be used toward annual GT certificate update requirements.
Podcast: The Basics of Differentiated Instruction and Tiered Learning
Miss the 2012 ATPE Summit session? Download the podcast to hear panelists Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Raine Maggio and TAGT's own Tracy Weinberg share best practices in gifted education, creative problem-solving and problem-based learning, the concepts of differentiated curriculum and tiered learning for all students.
Download a podcast of the session (right click and save). Follow along with the podcast by downloading PDFs of the PowerPoint presentation and the session handout.
Archived Webinar: Differentiating Curriculum and Tiered Learning—Going Deeper
Panelists Tracy Weinberg and Dr. Lynette Breedlove returned Sept. 19, 2012, for a discussion on implementing differentiated curriculum and tiered learning strategies in your own classroom and taking the next steps. Register here or at www.txgifted.org to view an archived version of the live event.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Course Listing
ATPE also offers the online CPE courses listed below free of charge and welcomes educators employed in Texas public schools to learn more about ATPE membership
Participants are bound by the honor system for reading all text and material presented in order to achieve the maximum benefit of the training credit.
|Duplicate Copy: If you have completed one of these online courses in the past and need a copy of your CPE Credit Record,
If you encounter difficulties with any of our courses, read these Frequently Asked Questions.