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PDPs in pajamas: TEA's professional development portal makes life easier

Since launching a new online learning portal on TEAteachers.org earlier this year, TEA continues to expand its online and in-person professional development offerings.

The portal, available in the member center of TEAteachers.org, offers engaging courses to boost best teaching practices and an education tracker tool that records and monitors learning progress.

“Don’t let your license expire on August 31,” said TEA President Beth Brown. “There is still time to gather all necessary materials and professional development points (PDPs) to keep it current.”

Members across the state have recognized TEA for its high-quality professional development and are embracing the “PDPs in pajamas” concept available online.

“It’s a unique benefit of membership and we urge everyone to check it out,” Brown said. “The learning portal is free and available exclusively to TEA members, allowing educators to learn at their own pace in the privacy of their own home.”

The portal offers engaging courses to boost best teaching practices and an education tracker tool that records and monitors learning progress.

Courses on classroom management, collaborating with families, Tennessee teacher code of ethics, the evaluation process and others are available now, with more courses being added continuously.

“If you haven't visited the portal, please register today and send us your course suggestions,” said TEA Assistant Executive Director Terrance Gibson. “The online learning portal was built by educators for educators, so we will continue to rely on educator input as we expand our course offerings.”

In addition to online and in-person trainings delivered at TEA conferences and in locals, TEA is also proud to offer more than 100 NEA micro-credentials on bullying and sexual harassment prevention, working with English language learners, classroom management, ESSA, early career educator training and others.

“Micro-credentials are a great way to demonstrate your competency as an educator and be recognized for improving your knowledge and classroom practices that support student success,” Brown said.

To access the TEA Education Portal, go to http://www.teateachers.org/user/login

Log in as a TEA member. Use “tea-member” as log-in name and your 10-digit membership ID as password. You can find your member ID on your TEA membership card or the address label of TEACH or the TEA PUBLIC SCHOOL ADVOCATE.

Go to RESOURCES > PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, and click on the EDUCATION PORTAL link to register.

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