Professional Development

Professional Development offers continuing education opportunities to the greater southeast Texas community through professional development classes. CPE (continuing professional education) credits can be earned. These credits are approved by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). All classes are held on the UHCL campus and conducted by educators that are leading experts in their respective fields.

Fall 2019 Sessions

  Mentor Text- Across the Curriculm- Part 1
 

Mentor Text : What is It? How do I use It? What Do I Sticky - PART 1

Mentor Text: What is It? How Do I Use It? What Do I Sticky?
Mentor texts are widely used in classrooms today. These resources provide teachers with a wide variety of options for content-based teaching across the curriculum. Strategies involved in this process can include the use of sticky-notes, stop and jots, and graphic organizers. But where do you start? What does this type of instruction look like in the classroom? Be prepared to apply mentor text-supported strategies that actively engage your students in the learning process.

SPEAKERS:

Elaine Y. Hendrix, Ed.D.Clinical Associate ProfessorLiteracy, Language Arts, and Literature StudiesUniversity of Houston – Clear Lakehendrixe@uhcl.edu#Elaine Y. Hendrix, Ed.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of Houston - Clear Lake. She received her B.S., M. Ed., and Ed. D. from the University of Houston Main Campus. She has accumulated over 40 years of teaching and administrative experience.

Jessica Cardwell, M. Ed Second Grade ELA Teacher Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary Katy SD jessicabcardwell@katyisd.org Mrs. Cardwell is currently a classroom teacher in Katy ISD. She has earned her B.S. from University of Houston – Victoria and her Master’s in Educational Leadership at St. Thomas University. She has been active in the field of education for 15 years.

Date: September 14, 2019 

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Location: Arbor Building 1310.05

COST:
For Students, the fee is $25 for Part 1 and $25 for Part 2.

For Teachers, the fee is $50 for Part 1 and $50 for Part 2.

NOTE:
Participants will receive three hours of CPE credit and must attend all three hours to receive three hours of credit. Any person needing an accommodation for a disability to participate in this program should contact the CEP office at 281-283-3529 or CEP@uhcl.edu at least one week prior to arrange for the accommodation.

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  Mentor Text- Across the Curriculm- Part 2
 

Mentor Text: Across the Curriculum (Participants must attend Part 1 in order to register for Part 2)


Mentor texts used as components of the instructional process allows teachers to cover a wide variety of content using well-written pieces of quality writing. While the current primary focus of Mentor Text tends to be on strengthening writing abilities, carefully selecting content-specific text can also provide students with a more indepth understanding of a content-based concept, e.g., social justice, problem solving, or the scientific process. Learn how to integrate content covering subjects that tend to receive less attention due to time constraints. Using Mentor Text allows educators to hone their teaching “lens” and become more purposeful and reflective practitioners.

SPEAKERS:

Elaine Y. Hendrix, Ed.D. Clinical Associate Professor Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies University of Houston – Clear Lake hendrixe@uhcl.edu

Elaine Y. Hendrix, Ed.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of Houston - Clear Lake. She received her B.S., M. Ed., and Ed. D. from the University of Houston Main Campus. She has accumulated over 40 years of teaching and administrative experience.

Jessica Cardwell, M. Ed Second Grade ELA Teacher Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary Katy SD jessicabcardwell@katyisd.org

Mrs. Cardwell is currently a classroom teacher in Katy ISD. She has earned her B.S. from University of Houston – Victoria and her Master’s in Educational Leadership at St. Thomas University. She has been active in the field of education for 15 years.

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 9 am -12 pm

Location: Arbor Building 1310.05

COST:
For Students , the fee is $25 for Part 2

For Teachers, the fee is $50 for Part 2

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NOTE:
Participants will receive three hours of CPE credit and must attend all three hours to receive three hours of credit. Any person needing an accommodation for a disability to participate in this program should contact the CEP office at 281-283-3529 or CEP@uhcl.edu at least one week prior to arrange for the accommodation.

  Texas Instruments’ T3 Gulf Coast Professional Development Summit
 

UHCL’s College of Education is excited to host for the very first time, the Texas Instruments’ T3 Gulf Coast Professional Development Summit for math and science teachers on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.  The summit will include a slate of hands-on, interactive sessions for teachers that explore mathematics, STEM, coding and more.

Day: Oct. 5, 2019
Length: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: 
$100-$200 (depending on package)

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  Makey Makey - An Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators
 

Teachers make STEM learning fun! The Makey Makey is a collaborative project between Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum of the MIT Media Lab and SparkFun Electronics. It's an invention kit that encourages people to find creative ways to interact with their computers by using everyday objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice. With the Makey Makey, you could replace your space key with a banana, use Play-Doh to move and click your mouse, or high-five your best friend to advance PowerPoint slides. Learn how to transfer this amazing inventor kit to engaging science lessons in your classroom!

CPE: Six (6) hours of CPE

Date : September 21, 2019 and September 28, 2019

Time : 9 am - 4 pm

COST:
For Students , the fee is $50

For Teachers, the fee is $100

NOTE
Space is limited. 20 spots available per session and onsite registration is not available.
Each participant receives a Makey Makey kit to take home!

Sept 21, 2019

Sept 28, 2019

  Navigating TExES EC-6 (Social Studies)
 

A 3.5-hour session to interactively cover the key content of the TExES EC-6 Core Social Studies domain, including US History, Federal Government, Texas History and Texas Government. Presenter will guide attendees through sample questions using proven strategies for analyzing the questions, applying prior knowledge, connecting content and methodology, and determining correct answer. Sample test items will include a variety of direct content-only questions, historical chronology questions, and content + teaching methodology questions with and without classroom scenarios. The workshop will wrap up with a guided planning session for students to determine a target timeframe for taking UHCL practice test (if applicable) and state exam, analyze current knowledge and determine which competencies to prioritize in study, and plan a systematic routine for preparing for the test over time.

Presenter: Becca Guler, M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction with ESL specialization, Learning Specialist for UHCL Student Success Center, 18 years experience in education

Date: Saturday, Sept 21

Time: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Target audience: Pre-service EC-6 teachers in undergraduate or alt-cert programs

*Fee: $15 (You will receive a certificate of attendance reflecting 3.5-Hrs of professional development which can go towards your PSP hours.)

NOTE:
Space is limited. 30 spots available per session and onsite registration is not available.

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  Phonological, Phonemic or Phonics? Untangling the TExES EC-6 ELAR (Prep Workshop)
 

A 3-hour session to interactively cover the key content of the TExES EC-6 Core ELAR domain, including early literacy terms and methodology, linguistics terms and applications to language teaching, ELL supports within the ELAR classroom, “learning to read” (PK-3) methodology, “reading to learn” (4-6) methodology, with diversity and inclusion principles related to reading and language arts. The presenter will guide attendees through sample questions using proven strategies for analyzing the questions, applying prior knowledge, connecting content and methodology, and determining the correct answer. Sample test items will include a variety of direct content-only questions and content + teaching methodology questions with and without classroom scenarios. The workshop will wrap up with a guided planning session for students to determine a target time frame for taking our UHCL practice tests (if applicable) and state exam, analyze current knowledge and determine which competencies to prioritize when studying, and plan a systematic routine for preparing for the test over time. A lot of the EC-6 ELAR content overlaps with content on the ESL and bilingual supplemental exams, so this workshop also will be of benefit to students or current teachers prepping for these exams.

Presenter: Becca Guler, M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction with ESL specialization, Learning Specialist for UHCL Student Success Center, 18 years experience in education

Date: Saturday, Sept.21, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Target audience: Pre-service EC-6 teachers in undergraduate or alt-cert programs

*Fee: $15 (You will receive a certificate of attendance reflecting 3-Hrs of professional development which can go towards your PSP hours.)

NOTE:
Space is limited. 30 spots available per session and onsite registration is not available.

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  Solving TExES EC-6 Math Session A: Competencies 1, 2, 3
 

A 3-hour session to interactively cover the key content of the TexEs EC-6 Core Math domain’s first 3 competencies: Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts & Operations, and Patterns & Algebra. Topics of explanation and demonstration will include but not be limited to: instructional methods related to math, names and uses for manipulatives and visual models, uses of technology in math instruction, names and order of operations, counting techniques, rounding, place value, mental math, fractions, decimals, percents, linear functions, algebraic reasoning, identifying and extending patterns, the relationship between variables, expressions, equations and inequalities. Presenter will guide attendees through sample questions using proven strategies for analyzing the questions, applying prior knowledge, connecting content and methodology, and determining correct answer. Sample test items will include a variety of direct content-only questions (terminology questions and actual math problems to solve) and content + teaching methodology questions with and without classroom scenarios. The workshop will wrap up with a guided planning session for students to determine a target timeframe for taking UHCL practice test (if applicable) and state exam, analyze current knowledge and determine which competencies to prioritize in study, and plan a systematic routine for preparing for the test over time.

Presenter: Becca Guler, M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction with ESL specialization, Learning Specialist for UHCL Student Success Center, 18 years experience in education

Date: Saturday, Oct 12, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Target audience: Pre-service EC-6 teachers in undergraduate or alt-cert programs; pre-service teachers and current teachers seeking add-on certification in ESL or Bilingual EC-12.

*Fee: $15 (You will receive a certificate of attendance reflecting 3-Hrs of professional development which can go towards your PSP hours.)

NOTE:
Space is limited. 30 spots available per session and onsite registration is not available.

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  Exploring TExES EC-6 Science A: Competencies 1-10
 

A 3-hour session to interactively cover the key content of the TexEs EC-6 Core Science domain’s first 10 competencies. Topics will include but not be limited to: laboratory processes, equipment, & safety; history and purpose of science, the process of scientific inquiry, the impact of science on daily life, teaching methodology for science, how students learn science, designing and using appropriate science assessment types, the types of forces (gravity, electricity, magnetism) and energy, how balanced and unbalanced forces affect objects, simple machines/tools such as levers, fulcrum, inclined plane; measuring and graphing changes in motion using speed, direction, and position; conservation and transformation of energy in various forms, such as light, sound, heat, mechanical, chemical, electrical; heat energy and processes like boiling, evaporating and condensing; applications of electrical and magnetic energy like circuits, electromagnets, lightning; reflection and refraction of light and their application to microscopes, eyes, cameras; production and transmission of sound; energy transformation and human uses, such as fossil fuels and alternative energy sources; the transfer of energy and common processes such as photosynthesis, weather patterns and food webs; transformation and conservation of matter in life and space science. Presenter will guide attendees through sample questions using proven strategies for analyzing the questions, applying prior knowledge, connecting content and methodology, and determining correct answer. Sample test items will include a variety of direct content-only questions (terminology questions and actual science graphs and problems to solve) and content + teaching methodology questions with and without classroom scenarios. The workshop will wrap up with a guided planning session for students to determine a target timeframe for taking UHCL practice test (if applicable) and state exam, analyze current knowledge and determine which competencies to prioritize in study, and plan a systematic routine for preparing for the test over time.

Presenter : Becca Guler, M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction with ESL specialization, Learning Specialist for UHCL Student Success Center, 18 years experience in education

Date: Saturday, Oct 12

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Target audience : pre-service EC-6 teachers in undergraduate or alt-cert programs.

*Fee: $15 (You will receive a certificate of attendance reflecting 3-Hrs of professional development which can go towards your PSP hours.)

NOTE:
Space is limited. 30 spots available per session and onsite registration is not available.

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 Cancellation and refund policy: No refunds will be given for an registration cancellation that occurs fewer than 7 days prior to workshop or event date.

Please note: We may need to cancel classes or camps due to low enrollment. If there is a need for cancellation, you will be notified the week prior to the event.

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability to participate in this program should contact the CEP office at 281-283-3529 or cep@uhcl.edu at least one week prior to arrange for the accommodation.

Contact
  • Center for Educational Programs

    Phone: 281-283-3529
    Email: CEP@uhcl.edu

    Arbor Building 1300.01
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 270
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.