Teacher Growth & Development
Free Online Learning Modules Available Through Inspire at UT Austin
All teachers should have free access to high-quality professional development. Through this resource, teachers across the state have access to free, high-quality teaching modules with the intent to positively affect daily classroom life. These online modules, available through UT Austin, help educators grow and refine their craft, and inspire teacher leadership and dialogue about some of the most challenging topics teachers face.
The Inspire online learning modules help teachers grow and develop as:
Equity cultivators + Collaborators + Reflective thinkers + Data drivers + Instructional facilitators
Growth and Development Resources for Teachers and Administrators
Professional development happens in many different contexts. While the most effective professional development is embedded in practice, there are many district-provided opportunities as well as through local, state, and national organizations such as the ones listed below:
EdChange is dedicated to thinking around educational equity and justice. They offer resources, workshops, and scholarship centering equity and social justice in schools and school communities.
National Association for Multicultural Education is a non-profit that advocates for equity and social justice via multicultural education. They organize conferences and have local chapters.
Project Look Sharp is an outreach program through Ithaca College that provides training and materials so that educators can weave in media literacy and critical thinking into their teaching.