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Core Values - Creating a Classroom Culture of Caring

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Culturally responsive teaching begins with honoring student voice.  What better way then with core values that emphasize the importance of honoring and caring for each other while striving for excellence together. 

Learning objectives:

Identify the EdTA Core Values

Envision the Core Values at use in your practice. 

Length:  15 minutes

B.K. Goodman

Theatre Educator, Technical Theatre Director

BK Goodman serves as the Vice President and Director of Operations for Texas Thespians. Mr. Goodman is the Head Theatre Director at Morton Ranch High School as well as the Director of the Performing Arts Center . He produces over 6 main-stage productions a year in addition to many other events that center around student growth and development through theatre arts. He has created a Special Needs theatre program on his campus that provides opportunities for students of all abilities to use theatre therapy as a means to enhance student achievement. He has been in field of education for 10 years, accumulating many accolades for the success of his students in the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play competition. Mr. Goodman received his Bachelors Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his Masters in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Goodman also serves as the founder of two summer theatre camps in Texas. He loves spending time reading plays, designing sets, and helping other teachers grow in the classroom. 




Understanding the Core Values
Core Values Presentation
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This PowerPoint presentation was given at the EdTA Leadership Summit of 2016. It explains the purpose and function of core values for an organization, and shares the history of EdTA's core values. Click on "download" below to open and view the presentation. You may wish to download and print a copy of the EdTA Core Values from the handouts section of this course to refer to as you work through each component.
Quiz: Core Values Presentation
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/6 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/6 points to pass
Applying Core Values
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Educator B.K. Goodman of Texas discusses the use of the EdTA Core Values in his technical theatre classes.
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Make 1 discussion post to continue. Theatre Educator BK Goodman introduces the EdTA Core Values to his students in the first week instead of a set of classroom rules. Then he coaches students to analyze their behaviors and situations in terms of these core ideas: People Matter - Strive for Excellence - Work Together - Be the Person You Want to Work With. Create a post for this discussion board sharing your idea for using the Core Values in your classroom or practice.
Certificate of Completion
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0.25 Contact Hours contact hours  |  Certificate available Please follow the instructions to download your certificate of completion from EdTA- proof of your investment in professional learning. Check with your administrator, in some school districts professional learning opportunities from your professional organization may be used towards meeting continuing education requirements.