Be proactive in 2018!
Provide your staff with crucial professional development to successfully navigate the complex code of Texas educator ethics.
Legal Digest has teamed up with respected educator, author and speaker, David Thompson, for a series on Texas educator ethics. Customize an on-site, in-district professional development day with your team or register for one of our multi-district workshops.
About Dr. David P Thompson
Dr. David P. Thompson is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio. David is in his 28th year in public education, and has authored or co-authored 100 publications including Professional Responsibility for Educators and the Texas Code of Ethics (2nd ed.) Dr. Thompson testified on SB7 before the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature in front of the House and Senate Education Committees and has trained many districts and administrators on various aspects of Educator Ethics.
Read an interview with David Thompson: http://www.legaldigest.com/educator-ethics-interview-with-professor-david-thompson/
Upcoming workshop in the Houston area to be announced soon.
The Career- and Life-Altering Implications of SB 7
Last year, the Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 7 (SB7), a new law that strengthens penalties for educators found guilty of improper relationships with students, as well as strengthens guidelines and sanctions for administrators’ handlings of such situations.
Read more about SB7 in our recent blog on the subject.
In-District Ethics Topics
These are possible topic areas created by David Thompson. You can choose among these to create your custom day of training or customize even further.
- Understanding and applying the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics
- Considerations in Ethical Decision-making/Tackling Ethical Issues Facing 21st Century Educators
- Social Media & The Texas Educator: Keeping it Smart with Your Smartphone.
- Educator Ethics: Keeping it Chilled (Anger Management)
- Educator Off-campus Conduct
- Inappropriate Relationships with Students: Leading on Behalf of Kids
- Ethical Leadership: Beyond the Obvious (Ethics of instruction, expectations, and communication
- The Career- and Life-Altering Implications of Senate Bill 7
Our profession has suffered from negative headlines brought about by educators who have destroyed trust with their lapses in ethical behavior. Dr. Thompson’s interactive workshop serves as a reminder of the high bar of ethical behavior each of us should meet. This is highly recommended learning for everyone who works with childrenDr. Robin Ryan
In my 30 years in education, I cannot recall a time where Educator Ethics training was as critical as it is today. I would place Dr. Thompson’s training and research in the top one percent of any training I have attended in the past.Lloyd Verstuyft