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Weekly Teacher Download for April 30

2018 April 27
by HISD Communications


Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Grant Teacher Transfer Recruitment Bonus: The Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program grant is offering a $10,000 teacher recruitment bonus to teachers who transfer from an HISD campus that is not funded through the TSL grant to one of the 86 high-needs campuses (see list here) identified as part of the TSL grant cohort. Teachers who are interested in transferring will be expected to make a three-year commitment. Check here to see if you meet the requirements. For more information, click here.

Career Support Workshop: HISD is committed to providing assistance to ensure employees continue to be successful beyond HISD. Human Resources will be hosting several career support workshops pertinent to impacted employees, focusing on benefits and leave balances, career marketing, resume writing, and interview best practices. More information on those workshops can be found here.

Teacher Job Fair: HISD is hosting a teacher job fair on Saturday, May 5 from 9a.m.-1p.m. For additional details, click here. Should you have any questions, please send an email to

New Teacher Pathways Training: New Teacher Pathways training is available to new teachers in the district, and includes essential educational technology skills needed for a digital classroom.  Summer training sessions are available June 25- 28, as well as July 2, 9-10, and 16-17.  Each session will discuss the following: district network/storage drives, SMART technologies, HISD app toolbox, Microsoft Office 365, Windows 10, Outlook email and calendar, Google for Education, and an introduction to the HUB. For more information, email

Attendance Tip of the Week:  The National Center for Homeless Education explains, “housing instability is another common cause of absenteeism for students, as the mobility associated with homelessness, changes in foster care placements, and dislocation due to foreclosure or eviction.” Click here to learn how to address chronic absenteeism among students experiencing homelessness. Teachers may contact the Student Assistance Department (Attendance Office) at 713 556-7017 or click here for more information on best attendance practices.


PowerUp PD: ​The HISD EdTech team is offering two sessions of Pop-up PowerUp PD to any PowerUp teachers who would like to brush up on their skills.  The sessions will be held on May 9 at Milby (1601 Broadway St., Houston, 77012) and Wheatley (4801 Providence, Houston, 77020) High Schools from 4-6 p.m. Choice topics will include advanced tips in Microsoft Office 365, Google, and setting up Breakout EDU lessons in the classroom.  Seats and stipends are limited to the first 30 who register at each campus. Register in OneSource, course #1299098 (Milby HS) or course #1299100 (Wheatley HS).

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