Texas AFT
Bridges Institute for Professional Development

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to providing professional development and educational resources to Texas educators. #OurWorkIsPowerful

Texas AFT is the state affiliate of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers and the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO.

Texas AFT’s Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides a wide variety of high-quality professional development and special programs. We serve members of Texas AFT and our public education community at large. #txaftpd

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Upcoming Events

For questions or assistance with registering for one of our upcoming events, please call toll free at 1-800-222-3827 or email us.

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Goal Setting and Professional Development Webinar

Goal Setting and Professional Development Webinar

Apr 21, 6:00pm

Have you been given control over your professional development plan and goals? Professional growth goals drive changes in practice which results in increased student performance. Come learn how to take ownership of your professional goals during your end-of-year conference. Register here: bit.ly/goalsaft.

18 interested  ·  3 going
Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Apr 28, 6:00pm

Our webinar is designed to provide educators with the following skills:

Operationalize the connection between culture and cognition.
Demonstrate how a “caring educator” with high expectations functions in the classroom.
Design strength-focused lessons and activities.
Implement research-based pedagogy in classrooms with ethnically diverse students.

CPE credit will be issued to all participants.
Register for this event here: bit.ly/responsiveaft
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Past Events

You can view recordings of our previous webinars by clicking here. Contact us for questions and/or for additional resources.

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Social Secrets: What Parents and Educators Should Know

Social Secrets: What Parents and Educators Should Know

Apr 14, 6:00pm - Apr 14, 8:00pm

Online conflict via social media is impacting the way young people communicate and relate to one another. Additionally, many are unaware of the dangers they face as a result of their digital exploration. Social Secrets, a free webinar, gives an overview of how tweens and teens are using social media and how parents/educators can help them avoid social media pitfalls and ultimately: be safe, be smart, and be kind online.

Register for our event here: bit.ly/safesmartkind. CPE credit will be issued to attendants.
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156 interested  ·  23 going
Trauma Informed Practices

Trauma Informed Practices

Feb 24, 6:00pm - Mar 10, 6:00pm

http://bit.ly/traumainformedpractices

The Bridges Institute for Professional Development invites you to attend our five-part webinar series on trauma informed practices. Each session will begin at 6 PM, and CPE credit will be issued for each session attended.


Participants will learn and practice research-based trauma-informed practices to boost student resilience. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how adversity can impact children’s developing brains, bodies and behaviors, and explore strategies that promote healing from various traumatic events and circumstances

February 24th: Trauma-informed decisions
March 3rd Being healthfully present
March 10th: Resilience and managing triggers
March 24th: Support for grieving students (*FREE Grief-Sensitive Educator kit mailed to participants)
March 31st: Speaking truth to power with attention to wellness

Register once for all five dates: bit.ly/traumainformedpractices
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31 interested  ·  12 going
Applied Digital Skills: Google Suite Workshop

Applied Digital Skills: Google Suite Workshop

Jan 27, 6:00pm

​This free online digital literacy curriculum helps learners obtain new digital skills using G Suite. The training is intended to get you up and running with the online program to supplement your online instruction. This event is intended to help educators in grade 5 and up get comfortable with the curriculum and tailor it to their needs. ​

If you’re interested in learning more about how the curriculum fits into your remote instruction, we ask that you join us for this training and​ ​RSVP: bit.ly/appliedaft. You will receive an invite with a Meet link ahead of the event.
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Texas AFT Bridges Institute for Professional Development
912 South Highway 183, Suite 100-A | Austin, TX 78741 | 800-222-3827