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Managing the Risks Inherent in the Teaching Profession
Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Eve Myers, Educator and Educational Consultant, HillCo Partners; and Jeff Mann, Director of Instruction and Leadership Development, College Station Independent School District
Hosted by Jessica Stern, Director of Product Operations Management, ETS
Sponsored by ETS – ProEthica
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Teaching is a risky profession. Every day educators face complex situations that aren’t easily addressed by school rules and regulations. And yet, we are expected to make the best decision. Many decisions – often performed out of kindness and care for students – have potential serious consequences. How can educators remain sensitive to needs and protect themselves from the risk when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues?
In this edWebinar, learn how districts develop a collaborative culture of ethical decision-making and open communications. In this edWebinar, learn how to respond to three real-life scenarios and relate these scenarios to an ethics-based, decision-making framework. With the goal of creating awareness of professional risk, this edWebinar underscores the value of subscribing to a code of professional ethics, the power of collaborative decision-making, and presents models to encourage transparency and build trust among colleagues while protecting our profession and supporting the welfare and safety of our students.
This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to Pre-K through higher education teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and HR staff.
About the Presenters
Eve Myers has over 30 years of experience with educational publishing at the state and national level. Currently, Eve is a consultant with HillCo Partners in Austin, TX, providing advisory services to educational solutions providers in the Texas market. A former middle and high school English teacher, Eve has worked with districts in Texas and nationally to support educators through providing high-quality solutions in curriculum, digital learning, assessment, and professional services.
Jeff Mann is the Director of Instruction and Leadership Development at College Station Independent School District, College Station, TX. Previously, he served as campus principal at the intermediate and middle school levels and assistant principal, teacher, and athletic trainer at the high school level. A transformational leader with 14 years of education experience, Jeff Mann was recognized by the Dean’s Roundtable of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University in 2017; the Principals’ Institute for leading a School Transforming Learning in 2018; and the Texas A&M Department of Education with the 2018 Paul R. Hensarling Distinguished Student Award in Educational Administration.
About the Host
Jessica Stern is the Director of Product Management for the ETS ProEthica® Program — an online professional development program designed to help educators think through ethical dilemmas and situations in advance, preparing them to make decisions that minimize risk and protect students. She has presented on the subject of educator ethics training to national organizations, state and district leaders, school boards, and universities. She has worked with researchers and educators to create programs such as the Georgia Educator Ethics assessments and the Teachscape Focus proficiency assessment and calibration tools.
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