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Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan - Chapter Summary
You'll study professional issues for teachers in Michigan when you work through the collection of lessons we've provided in this chapter. Our expert instructors present subjects such as special education teacher professionalism, goals for teacher professional development and professional organizations for special education teachers. Additional lessons cover the development and growth of a reflective professional using established resources. When you complete this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain some of the methods used in reflective teaching
- Detail the roles and responsibilities of special education professionals
- Describe the code of ethics for Michigan professional educators
- Identify the legal responsibilities of teachers
- Outline the confidentiality and privacy concerns under FERPA
- Discuss the transfer of school disciplinary records with FERPA
- Define the FERPA guidelines for the redisclosure of education records
- Explain the role teachers play as advocates for students with disabilities
We've worked to ensure you can review the information you need any time and have access to our team of professional instructors should you need it. Any questions that come up along the way can be submitted through the Dashboard for one of our experts to answer. The quiz presented with each lesson helps take the guesswork out of studying by showing you your understanding of the key concepts in each lesson.
1. Professionalism as a Special Education Teacher
If you are trying to get certified as a special education teacher, you have particular standards of professionalism to learn about and uphold. This lesson provides you with an overview of how professionalism intersects with special education.
2. Teacher Professional Development Goals
This lesson discusses the importance of having robust professional development goals and shares tips for achieving those goals. In addition, reasons for pursuing the goals mentioned below are discussed.
3. Using Resources to Develop & Grow As a Reflective Professional
Teaching is a career in which you spend your life learning and growing. There are many resources available for teachers to help them grow and develop as reflective professionals. This lesson details some of those resources and how to use them.
4. Professional Organizations for Special Education Teachers
Special education teachers fill important roles in the education system. This lesson will examine some professional organizations that aid special education teachers. We will end with a short quiz.
5. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods
Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
6. Roles & Responsibilities of Special Education Professionals
The roles and responsibilities of special education professionals are varied. They are responsible for complying with many federal and local laws and regulations regarding the treatment and well-being of people with disabilities. Their roles involve every aspect of the educational process.
7. Michigan Professional Educator's Code of Ethics
A Michigan professional educator like you should have knowledge about the Professional Educator's Code of Ethics. This lesson gives you a bit of history of the Code and lists its major components.
8. Legal Responsibilities of Teachers
State governments are mainly responsible for legislation involving how schools operate, but there is also federal legislation that helps protect students' rights. In this lesson, we will discuss the legal responsibilities of classroom teachers.
9. Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns Under FERPA
FERPA regulations are meant to keep student records private and confidential. This lesson discusses FERPA policies, and the procedures and practices institutions must follow if they're subject to FERPA.
10. Transferring School Disciplinary Records under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss how the transfer of school disciplinary records is influenced or impacted by FERPA and provide examples of ways to transfer these records.
11. The Redisclosure of Education Records under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss what redisclosure of education records is, and rules for redisclosing records under FERPA with regards to access to student records.
12. How Teachers Serve as Advocates for Students with Disabilities
Are you concerned with the legal and ethical issues surrounding teacher advocacy for students with disabilities? This lesson will discuss these issues as well as the qualities and characteristics of an efficient advocate.
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