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Professional Development Series

2024 Monthly Professional Development Series

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Our AMET Virtual PDS Participants can get access to a recording of a session, once registration for the series and payment are completed, 3 of our 5 CORE sessions and both of our Parent Sessions are set to record and will be available to you!  


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$100 for all 5 sessions, plus 2 free parent sessions

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

10:00-11:15 AM CST

Presenter: Manuel Aldaco, McKinney-Vento and Migrant Education Program Assistant Director

Region 19 Education Service Center, El Paso, TX

MEP and MKV: Merging the Mission

In this session, participants will receive an umbrella overview of how MEP and MKV programs operate. Through compare and contrast analysis, participants will listen to the mind and heartset of Region 19 regarding both student populations and the sense of urgency in supporting equitable opportunities. Through strategic operations to upcoming plans, come share your eyes, ears, and voice at the table in continuing the advocacy for our students receiving MEP - MKV services!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

10:00-11:15 AM CST

Presenter: Krystal Seymour, Title 1, Part C Coordinator

Region 16 Education Service Center, Amarillo, TX

A Migratory Family Moved! Now What? Reviewing Eligibility Scenarios

Join your fellow recruiters to review some challenging eligibility scenarios and determine if qualifying moves have occurred, thus resulting in new QADs. Participants will actively discuss scenarios and complete Section D of the COE. Supporting comments and documentation will also be discussed.

NOTE: This session is specific to the Texas COE and Texas eligibility guidance.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024  

1:00-2:15 PM CST 

Presenters: Dr. Ramon Resa, MD, Author, Pediatrician; Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Associate Dean of Diversity at Stanford Medical School; and Enrique Diaz, Apple R&D Engineer (Ret.)


Told They Can’t: Overcoming Insurmountable Challenges 


Do you work with children that are still learning how to dream in color? Have your students ever been told they can’t? Listen to the inspiring stories of Dr. Ramon Resa, Dr. Fernando Mendoza and Enrique Diaz. These highly successful professionals reveal how they overcame their own internal challenges stemming from abandonment, extreme poverty and judgment from others. Leave this session with the inclusive understanding that every child is endowed with the same limitless human potential as these three resilient powerhouses. Be sure to mark your calendar for this one because this session will not be recorded.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

1:00-2:15 PM CST

Presenters: Glenda Hadley, Migrant Data Specialist, Region 16 Education Service Center, Amarillo, TX, and

Cecilia Aguirre, New Generation System Assistant, Region 12 Education Service Center, Waco, TX

Navigating the TX-New Generation System (TX-NGS)

Come and hear from two of our most experienced data specialists in the state! Click and learn as they provide technical guidance applicable to both the novice and advanced database users. This session is geared for data entry staff and their supervisors to increase their knowledge in enrollments, withdrawals, updating student records and more.

NOTE: This session is centered around the Texas New Generation System.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

1:00-2:15 PM CST

Presenter: Roger Rosenthal, JD

Executive Director, Migrant Legal Action Program, Washington, DC

Q and A with Roger Rosenthal

During this session participants will hear directly from Washington, DC Attorney Roger C. Rosenthal as he answers questions from the field submitted by practitioners working with Immigrant, McKinney-Vento and Migratory Students. Practitioners across Texas will be given the opportunity to submit questions before the webinar and Roger will answer them live during the session. Be sure to mark your calendar for this one because this session will not be recorded.



Click HERE to see Parent Sessions Schedule and Descriptions

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