Passing the PPR TExES Exam for EC-12 Teachers: Keys to Certification and Ethical Teaching


This invaluable handbook by seasoned educators reviews test content and provides study strategies to aspiring teachers who are preparing for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TEx ES exam.

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Passing the PPR TExES Exam for EC?12 Teachers: Keys to Certification and Ethical Teaching

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This invaluable handbook by seasoned educators reviews test content and provides study strategies to aspiring teachers who are preparing for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TEx ES exam.

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Editorial Reviews

Lyneille Meza
"This book not only provides necessary information for those preparing to enter the teaching field, but is a great resource for teachers looking to improve their skills, as well. The examples provided are good and relevant, and the anecdotes are pertinent. The authors provide essential test taking strategies as well as tips to mentally prepare yourself… to visualize the outcome."
Debra Hurst
"The authors have created a comprehensive, upbeat and positive step by step process on how to study for the TEx ES exam—offering real life ideas that even a veteran teacher could use. Teacher candidates will especially benefit from the test taking strategies, the imagining of the ideal classroom, and even finding out what to do after passing the test."
Patrick M. Jenlink
"The authors have provided a timely and critically important guide for both the student who aspires to be a teacher and the teacher educator who knows all too well the challenges of not just being a teacher, but an ethical one. This book is richly appointed with a step-by-step instructional guide, accessible language, and detailed scenarios. It is integrally focused on the competencies essential for teachers to enter the classroom and work with diverse students against the backdrop of national and state tensions confronting today’s teachers and schools."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412958448
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/4/2010
  • Pages: 121
  • Sales rank: 538,396
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Burkman is an Associate Professor at American Public University. She has served as a provider of professional development for the Education Service Center for Region 11 and several school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Burkman received a Master's Degree in Library Sciences from Texas Woman's University in 2002, where she was also inducted in Beta Phi Mu, the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society. She was awarded her doctorate from Texas Christian University in May 2009.

Burkman is, and has been, active in many local, state, and national organizations. She currently reviews materials for several publications, including the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation (IJELP) and the Education Leadership Review (ELR). Dr. Burkman has published several articles, including “A Practical Approach to Marketing the School Library”, which has been included in the 6th Edition of School Library Management, “The Role of Social, Civic and Political Responsibility in Educational Leadership Preparation”, and “Leadership Development in the United States: Systemic Development Within Social Culture.”

Dr. Burkman served as an elementary principal, an elementary and secondary assistant principal, a school librarian and a classroom teacher before she moved to higher education.

Learn more about Elaine Wilmore's PD offerings

Dr. Elaine Wilmore was a public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She formerly served as a Professor, the Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She also served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M.Ed. and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

Prior to her position at Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Wilmore served as Special Assistant to the Dean for NCATE Accreditation, Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and was the founder of all initial Educational Leadership graduate programs at UTA including the innovative field-based and grant funded Educational Leadership UTA, which received national acclaim, and the Scholars of Practice program. While at UTA she also served as Director of University Program Development where she developed and was the original Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for the College of Education. Dr. Wilmore’s respect amongst those in higher education has led her to serve as a tenure reviewer in four states and a manuscript and proposal reviewer for many conferences and professional journals.

"I attended your workshop at College Station this past summer. I am happy to announce that I passed my certification exam the first time around! I am so excited and look forward to the future and what doors may open. Thank you for your strategies and your book!" - Elodia Witterstaetter, TX

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Section I. Content: The Knowledge Base
1. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Teaching
The Standards
Getting Started
Section II. The Theoretical Framework
2. It’s All Good
Global Overview of TEx ES Standards
Key Concepts
“Guess My Favorites”
The Ideal Teacher
Standard I. Designing Instruction and Assessment to Promote Student Learning
3. Competency 001, Human Development and Learner Centered Instruction and Assessment
4. Competency 002, Diversity and Learner Centered Instruction and Assessment
5. Competency 003, Curriculum Design and Learner Centered Instruction and Assessment
6. Competency 004, Learning Processes and Other Factors in Instruction and Assessment
Standard II: Creating a Positive, Productive Classroom Environment
7. Competency 005, Establishing a Classroom Climate
8. Competency 006, Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
Standard III: Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment
9. Competency 007, Effective Communication in the Learning Environment
10. Competency 008, Student Engagement in the Learning Environment
11. Competency 009, Effective Technology Use in the Learning Environment
12. Competency 010, Monitoring Student Performance in the Learning Environment
Standard IV: Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities
13. Competency 007, Family Involvement
14. Competency 007, Enhancing Professional Knowledge and Skills
15. Competency 007, Legal and Ethical Requirements
Section III. The Real Deal: Practical Application
16. Creating a Personal Success Plan
17. Test Taking Strategies
SECTION IV. After You Pass the Test
18. That’s What I’m Talking About
Actually Becoming Certified
Ace It!
References and Suggested Further Reading

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