Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR)

Available on April 15, 2024

Course Content

Summary of what participants can expect during the webinar series:

  • On the first day, we will focus on understanding the human developmental processes and recognizing individual differences. Explore how cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development impacts learning and performance. Lay the groundwork for creating a positive learning environment and integrating life skills into your teaching.  
  • The second day focuses on understanding student diversity, respecting varied backgrounds and needs. Learn to plan adaptive lessons, addressing diverse skills and interests. Explore the significance of TEKS, evaluate learning goals, and use assessment to guide instructional planning. Gain insights into the design of effective instruction and coherent assessments.  
  • Day three revolves around establishing a positive classroom climate emphasizing collaboration, diversity, and engagement. Learn about the effects of routines and procedures on student learning and implement age-appropriate strategies for managing behavior. Understand how to create an organized, productive learning environment and use technology to enhance instruction.  
  • Conclude the series on the fourth day with a focus effective communication strategies, engage in skilled questioning, and adapt communication to enhance student understanding. Learn to integrate technology into instruction, monitor student performance, and provide timely, high-quality feedback. Understand the importance of family involvement, enhance professional knowledge through collaboration, and adhere to legal and ethical requirements for educators.

Your Expert Tutors

Lizette Armenta

District Administrator

Lizette Armenta, a district administrator in Curriculum & Instruction, boasts a multifaceted background including significant roles as a Bilingual Teacher, Biliteracy Cohort Leader, and Bilingual/ESL Coordinator. Her extensive experience in bilingual instruction enhances her ability to mentor teachers effectively, fostering their growth and development. Specializing in aligning teaching strategies with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the Science of Teaching Reading, Lizette plays a pivotal role in promoting student growth and shaping successful educational environments.