Hillsborough CTA provides many free professional development opportunities for teachers and ESPs throughout the year. Current offerings for Summer 2018 include
THINKING MAPS ACADEMY and THE GEN ED TEACHER’S GUIDE: ESE TRAINING
To see course descriptions and register for the courses, please follow the link below:
HCTA was a founding partner in establishing The Hillsborough Consortium for Technology and Education (CTechEd) and was later joined by Hillsborough County Public Schools in supporting the unique learning opportunities for teachers that CTechEd offers.
CTechEd has a by teachers, for teachers philosophy and is committed to bringing our members opportunities to enhance their professional practice by refining their instructional skills, adding to their pedagogical knowledge, and networking with other educators. In-service hours are available. Some offerings are free and others require a nominal fee with many having a special union discount.
Programs offered at CTechEd include:
The ASPIRE! Program–offering teachers seeking National Board Certification support throughout the certification process with targeted in-service classes and mentoring. NBCTs interested in further developing their teacher-leader skills can join the Professional Learning Facilitator Cadre gaining access to specialized in-service and opportunity to lead training and mentoring.
The Current Trends in Education Program—offers teachers any time, any place learning opportunities via webinar-based sessions. LIVE sessions are interactive. Trending books and articles in education give participants insight to what is new, relevant and inspiring in educational literature.
ESOL Certification Program—provides teachers access to courses required by the State of Florida for ESOL Certification via online leaning modules.
Tech Time Program—for teachers seeking to expand their technological skills, to find ways to integrate technology into instruction, to expand the inclusion of 21st Century Skills. Some of the sessions available are Voice Thread, Powtoon, Microsoft Innovative Educator classes, and ISTE Educator Certification.