Professional Ethics Symposium
A follow-up to "Professional Ethics for Educators—A Threshold Higher than Law," the popular webinar held in September 2017, this symposium will allow attendees to more deeply explore and train staff to handle the nuances of student-teacher relationships.
In May 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law SB 7, which requires Texas principals and superintendents to report cases of teachers (or other school employees) engaging in inappropriate relationships with students or face a state jail felony and a fine of up to $10,000. Though cracking down on those who don’t report inappropriate relationships may help ensure offenders don’t return to the classroom, prevention is crucial—and it’s not as simple as some might think.
10 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Participant Survey
Christine Drew, co-founder, Syfr Learning LLC
10:15 – 11 a.m. Background/Details of Senate Bill 7
Ramiro Canales, Assistant Executive Director, Governmental Relations, TASA
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ethics Education: A Standard Higher than the Law
Troy Hutchings, Senior Strategic Advisor, ETS ProEthica
12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided) 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Scenario-Based Ethics Education 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Research Presentation and Discussion: Can Ethics Impact Decision-Making in Our Schools
G. Tanner Jackson, Managing Research Scientist, ETS Cognitive Science Division
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Professional Development: Influencing Behavior; It's in the Design
Dick Erdmann and Christine Drew, co-founders, Syfr Learning LLC
Who should attend?
Principals, human resource directors, professional learning administrators, assistant superintendents, and other administrators seeking to deepen their understanding of professional ethics for educators.