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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.

7 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

In recent years, public education has increased its focus on professional development and creating deep networks of support within the school system. An integral member of this is the Master Reading Teacher. In this lesson, you'll have a chance to explore this role, and test your own understanding with a brief quiz.

Building Collaborative Relationships Between Organizations & Their Stakeholders

2. Building Collaborative Relationships Between Organizations & Their Stakeholders

Companies need to invest time in building collaborative relationships between organizations and their stakeholders. In this lesson, you will learn about stakeholder engagement stages.

Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists

3. Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists

Collaboration between teachers and literacy specialists creates a unified front for the benefit of students. By coordinating the efforts of talented professionals, students are supported throughout the learning process.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

4. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.

How to Implement a Critical Friends Group

5. How to Implement a Critical Friends Group

Professional development is very important for educators. In this lesson, we will explore a professional development program called the Critical Friends Group, and discover how to use it. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

How Teacher Mentoring Can Improve Student Learning

6. How Teacher Mentoring Can Improve Student Learning

The first year of teaching is expected to be difficult, stressful, and overwhelming. But does it have to be? In this lesson, we are going to check out programs designed to make the first year much more pleasant through the use of teacher mentoring.

How to Improve Student Literacy With School Reading Programs

7. How to Improve Student Literacy With School Reading Programs

Literacy skills are some of the most important things we can teach, so knowing how to do this is important. In this lesson we are going to check out a few school reading programs and discover how to implement them for various grade levels.

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