Access ATPE at the Capitol Sessions on ATPE's CPE Portal

Did you miss the 2019 ATPE at the Capitol? Did you attend but want to relive the sessions? You’re in luck! ATPE’s Professional Learning Portal now includes three new videos from the event, totaling 3.5 hours of CPE—exclusive to ATPE members.

These three sessions were recorded live on Feb. 24, 2019, and tackle topics such as today’s most pressing education issues and ATPE’s legislative priorities. Don’t miss the Q&A panel featuring various state leaders speaking on Texas education!

Access the portal by going to, and check out the session descriptions below.

From Classroom Desks to Capitol Steps
Education will be among the most hotly debated topics of the 86th Legislature. Hear what’s at stake and learn why education allies must advocate vigorously for public education both in the classroom and at the Capitol. This 45-minute sessions features Byron Hildebrand, ATPE State President; Carl Garner, ATPE Past State President; and Shannon Holmes, ATPE Executive Director.

The Ins and Outs of ATPE’s Legislative Priorities
ATPE lobbyists will brief you on our 2019 legislative priority issues and offer key messaging strategies to help you influence your legislators and be an effective voice for your profession and your students. The ATPE Governmental Relations Team of Jennifer Mitchell, Monty Exter, Mark Wiggins, and Andrea Chevalier host this 90-minute session.

The Varied Voices of Public Education
A panel of influential state leaders will weigh in on major education issues being debated during the 86th Legislature. This 75-minute session features Kevin Ellis, State Board of Education member; Gary VanDeaver, State Representative; Mary González, State Representative; and Karina Kling, moderator.

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