Presenters: David Sebek, Joe Bernhart, Troy Drayton, GT Innovators 
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Learn how to prepare your students for a world that doesn’t exist yet in this creative and exciting course. In this 1-hour course, education specialists from GT Innovators share practical tips and activities they use to help educators equip their students for challenges and opportunities that they will face in the future.  

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Preparing your students for our rapidly changing society is an exciting challenge for teachers today. Educators aren’t preparing their students to work in today’s world, but rather to navigate life in a world years into the future. In this course, top education specialists from GT Innovators show teachers how to use strategies and activities to equip students with the tools they will need to thrive years from now.

In this 1-hour course you will learn:

  • Practical activity examples
  • Seven survival skills for career, college, and citizenship
  • What year you’re really teaching for

Presenter Bio

David Sebek is co-founder of GT Innovators which was formed in 2011 by three educators who wanted to change the world of professional development for teachers. David has been offering unique professional development solutions to school districts in and around the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Mr. Sebek was the 2011 TAGT State Teacher of the Year for the Gifted and have coached various problem solving teams to Regional, State and International Competitions through Destination Imagination and Future Problem Solvers. 

Joe Bernhart is an author, speaker, and expert in researching and implementing curriculum with a focus on creativity, differentiation, and the social/emotional needs of GT students with an ever-developing expertise on their nature and needs as well. Building on over a decade of previous experience working in an inner city middle school in Houston ISD as a teacher, English department chair, parent coordinator, and Title I coordinator, Mr. Bernhart’s expertise transcends and traverses content areas and demographic definitions, allowing him to be part of a team that offers high quality professional development to meet the diverse needs of teachers in diverse settings. 

Troy Drayton has thirteen years of experience teaching in public schools, with 8 years as English/Language Arts (ELA) Department Head. Mr. Drayton has a Bachelor’s degree in English Composition and Language with an emphasis on Linguistics and a minor in Music from the University of North Texas. He completed his Master’s degree in Administrational Leadership and Supervision from the University of Houston in 2008, but has remained in the classroom because teaching is his true passion. 

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4 reviews for Future Proofing Your Students – Teaching for Tomorrow

  1. Ronald – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

    Good summary of skills we should be teaching students.

  2. Krista – WODEN ISD (verified owner)

    Some of the web material presented seems to be outdated now, but overall a really good presentation.

  3. Loriah – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Very relevant information

  4. Dezman – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


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