Ch 14: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development

About This Chapter

Watch this chapter's video lessons as you get ready for the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher examination. The lessons emphasize the significance of professional development for Texas' reading teachers so you can answer related examination questions.

TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development - Chapter Summary

Prepare for the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher examination by watching the detailed video lessons in this chapter. They outline how important it is to participate in professional development organizations and to collaborate with other educators for the good of students. This chapter focuses on how and why you should:

  • Remain informed of new trends in education
  • Establish relationships with other education specialists
  • Work together with school stakeholders
  • Develop a critical friends group
  • Provide mentoring for students
  • Improve student literacy rates

What you learn through this chapter can be applied to questions on the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher examination. The video lessons are led by accomplished educators who will answer your submitted questions on professional development. You can study interactively and still make time for your professional duties. Re-watch parts of the lessons or refer to the written transcripts if necessary. Take the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development
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Importance of Professional Development for Master Reading Teachers

1. Importance of Professional Development for Master Reading Teachers

Examine the importance of professional development for master reading teachers who implement new reading strategies. Discover what master reading teachers do, explore professional development, and understand master reading teachers and the classroom.

Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists

2. Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists

Teachers and literacy specialists often collaborate to provide additional support to student literacy development. Learn how the collaboration functions through an example of a struggling student.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

3. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

To improve student learning, teachers can collaborate with colleagues to determine the academic strengths and weaknesses of students. Explore how teachers can improve the learning experience for students by collaborating with colleagues such as other subject teachers, reading specialists, specialty teachers, and school administrators.

How to Implement a Critical Friends Group

4. How to Implement a Critical Friends Group

Critical Friends Group (CFG) is a professional development program where teachers meet with peers to discuss educational issues to improve their teaching practices. Learn how to implement a CFG and explore its purpose and protocols, including the consultancy process.

How Teacher Mentoring Can Improve Student Learning

5. How Teacher Mentoring Can Improve Student Learning

Discover how teacher mentoring can improve student learning by having veteran teachers train and advise new teachers. Explore teacher mentoring, see mentoring to improve instruction, understand retention, and uncover how to implement an effective program.

How to Improve Student Literacy With School Reading Programs

6. How to Improve Student Literacy With School Reading Programs

School reading programs and proper methods for training teachers can help with improving student literacy. Review school reading programs, look at beginning reading programs, examine upper elementary literacy, and see different ways of training teachers.

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