Breakthroughs

PowerUp Teacher Leader Corps setting the stage for student success

A corps of 45 teacher leaders from HISD’s first 11 PowerUp campuses has been sharing lesson plans, discussing their favorite web tools, and working to bring their strongest technology-focused instructional practices to the classroom, thanks to a partnership between HISD and Discovery Ed.

The PowerUp Teacher-Leader Corps recently completed the last in a series of five, intensive, all-day professional development sessions at the Ryan Professional Development Center. The goal is to provide corps members with specific ideas they can take back to their classrooms and implement immediately, then share those action plans with their colleagues across campuses.

“It’s wonderful,” said Sarah Campbell, a teacher at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy. “We have already decided we need to find a way to continue to meet, because we love coming together, we love talking about students, we love investigating best practices, and we love sharing curriculum ideas. We talk about everything.”

To learn more about HISD’s partnership with Discovery Ed, please click the link above or see this related video.

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