Online Learning

PTE Connect

The goal of PTE Connection is to help teachers to work more effectively with parents and families across cultures to improve student achievement. Our curriculum aligns with the 2007 National PTA Standards.

The University of North Texas Center for Parent Education and partner teacher education programs at the University of Mississippi, University of North Dakota, and the University of Texas El Paso have received a three-year grant from the Office of Postsecondary Education - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). These universities have written and disseminated online modules that prepare teacher candidates to engage parents in the education of P-12 students. Modules that reflect the areas for parent involvement articulated by Epstein and the National PTA standards will be piloted in partner site programs with attention to their contribution to development of candidate attitudes, knowledge, and skills that promote parental engagement across cultures.

Click here for Parent Teacher Connection Curriculum

Roper Online Learning

ROPER Online Learning offers free, online continuing education as a project of the Texas Registry of Parent Educator Resources (Texas ROPER). This online learning resource is also avaliable to non-Texas residents. Texas ROPER was developed through a partnership between the Children's Trust Fund of Texas, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and the University of North Texas Center for Parent Education.

Objectives: Designed for parenting and family professionals, ROPER Online Learning presents basic curricula as well as summaries of recent research. The first project, Developmental Stages of Parenting and Family life, addresses typical transitions for parents and families as well as strategies for the parenting professionals who work with them. The curriculum reflects many components of the Core Knowledge and Skills, which identifies ten major areas of knowledge that family professionals should have.

ROPER Online Learning modules present continuing education options ranging from two to ten contact hours. Parent educators may access modules on their own schedule, with the option of stopping work at any time and "bookmarking" their place.

Developmental Stages of Parenting and Family Life

Program Evaluation and Introduction to Statistics

Program Evaluation


Credits: 

ROPER Online Learning is pleased to be able to announce a diverse faculty of contributing authors. They are listed here in alphabetical order.
Sadguna Anasuri, M.Sc. Module #1, Module #3, Module #4 UNT Center for Parent Education; Graduate Student in Family Studies

Mary Bold, Ph.D., CFLE Module #1, Module #2, Module #3, Module #4. Online Curriculum Developer/Editor, UNT Center for Parent Education; UNT Adjunct Faculty in Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

Joe Bradshaw Module #1, Module #3, Module #4 UNT Center for Parent Education; Graduate Student in Family Studies

Rebecca Hemmer Module #1, Module #3. UNT Center for Parent Education; Graduate Student in Family Studies

Sharon Hirschy, MS, CFLE Module #1. UNT Center for Parent Education 

Arminta Jacobson, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS Module #1, Module #3, Module #4. Director, UNT Center for Parent Education; UNT Associate Professor of Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

Susie Ramisetty-Mikler. Module #3, Module #4.

Paul Ruggiere . Module #3, Module #4.

Lane Powell. Module #3, Module #4.

Pam Rinn, MS Module #1. Recent graduate of UNT Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

Linda Schertz, Ph.D. Module #1. UNT Associate Professor of Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

Bobi White, M.Ed., CFLE Module #1, Module #3. UNT Center for Parent Education

Michelle Youngblood, Ph.D. Module #1. Recent graduate of UNT Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

ROPER Online Learning represents a team effort by the staff of the University of North Texas Center for Parent Education:

Editor/Developer
Mary Bold, Ph.D., CFLE

Editorial Team
Arminta Jacobson, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS
Rebecca Hemmer
Sharon Hirschy, MS, CFLE
Bobi White, M.Ed., CFLE

Administrative Support
Janet Jensen

Researcher
Sadguna Anasuri, M.Sc.

CPE Staff Contributors
Joe Bradshaw
Amy Rios
Vladimir Shvartz
Nicole Woodley
Scott Evans
Ashwin Prasannan
Paula McKeever

 

Contacting ROPER Online Learning

 

ROPER is committed to creating productive and enjoyable online learning modules. Feel free to contact ROPER for individual help. Use any method of contact below.

ROPER offers previews of modules and help sessions at conferences. Check the ROPER website for upcoming conference dates and details. 
 E-mail: Dr. Arminta Jacobson
parenting@unt.edu

Website: http://www.parenteducation.unt.edu

 Miranda Glover 
MGlover@coe.unt.edu
 
Telephone:
(940) 369-7246
1-888-662-7457
Mailing address:
Center for Parent Education
PO Box 310829
Denton, TX 76203