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Ethics & Professional Conduct for Florida Educators - Chapter Summary
Due to the nature of their job, educators are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and adhere to specific ethical standards. Review the Florida-specific requirements for educators in these useful and easy to follow lessons.
Expert instructors will guide you through the Florida Educator Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct so you can thoroughly understand these expectations. You'll also examine:
- Florida Educational Practices Commission's ability to initiate disciplinary actions
- The obligation placed on teachers to report child abuse
- Ethical guidelines for technology usage in the classroom
Thoroughly study the topics presented in each lesson and then utilize the quizzes and chapter exam to assess your retention of the information and get explanations of the answers. You can also print the supplemental quiz worksheets to use as offline study material or as a resource to identify key topics while you explore the lessons.
1. Understanding the Florida Educator Code of Ethics
So, you want to teach in Florida? What do you know about their specific code of ethics for teachers? This lesson explain the three tenets of the Florida Educator Code of Ethics.
2. Principles of Professional Conduct for Florida Educators
Should teachers be held to a higher standard for behavior? What is acceptable behavior for a teacher? This lesson will address such questions by explaining the principles of professional conduct for Florida educators.
3. Florida Education Practices Commission: Role & Authority
What happens when a teacher in Florida breaks the rules? Of course, it depends on the offense, but the Florida Education Practices Commission may get involved. This lesson will discuss the role of the Education Practices Commission in Florida.
4. The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse
Child abuse is a serious problem, and teachers have a moral and ethical obligation to help abused children by reporting concerns. This lesson will review your role in recognizing and reporting child abuse.
5. Technology Ethics in the Classroom
The accessibility of information through technology is endless. In the classroom, students and teachers must follow ethical guidelines for appropriate use. In this lesson, you'll learn what some of the expectations are and how to use them.
6. Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records
How do you preserve student records in a way that protects their confidentiality? This article discusses the laws regulating private student information and best practices for compliance.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Professional Education Test (083): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the FTCE Professional Education Test
- Instructional Design & Curriculum Planning
- Learning Environments & Classroom Management
- Instructional Delivery & Facilitation
- Assessing Student Learning
- Professional Development for Educators
- Teaching ELL in the Florida Classroom
- Literacy Strategies Across Content Areas
- FTCE Professional Education Test Flashcards