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Weekly Teacher Download for March 18

2019 March 8
by HISD Communications


Lead4ward Educator Survey: The Research & Accountability department is asking that all teachers complete the Lead4ward Educator Survey that was developed to gather educators’ perceptions about the utility and effectiveness of the tool. The information will be used to inform decision makers and to improve instructional practices in the district. Lead4ward was implemented in HISD to provide instructional resources to educators.

Digital Literacy Moments: Do you and your students want to become more technology savvy? The Educational Tech team is asking the district to come together to learn and teach students 21st century skills using technology safely, responsibly and effectively in studies, daily lives and future careers. Teachers interested in promoting digital literacy are encouraged to have their students produce 60- to 90- second digital animations and videos, highlighting critical digital issues. To learn more about the program and video format, click here. The team is also available to help interested teachers until March 22. Videos will be accepted here through March 29 at 5 p.m. Register today.

Open Transfer Period: HISD’s annual Open Transfer Period will begin on Monday, April 1 and end at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019.  Transfer requests will not be considered after April 26. During this period, eligible teachers and nurses are free to transfer between HISD campuses to fill open positions for the 2019–2020 school year.  If you are interested in a specific position, you are to apply directly via email to the principal and provide your name, employee ID, job title, and attach a resume or include a summary of your experience. For application guidelines and eligibility requirements, click here.

2017 When I Grow Up Career Expo: Join us for HISD’s Seventh Annual When I Grow Up Career Expo on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hattie Mae White (4400 West 18th St., 77092). More than 60 local and national businesses will provide exhibits for HISD students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, that will enable them to be able to discover and learn about various careers. To learn more about the event, click here. The City of Houston will also host an on-site hiring event for the Hire Houston Youth initiative which offers students the opportunity to interview and gain summer employment on the spot with Houston area businesses. To learn more about the event, click here.

Nominate an Associate Teacher: Do you know an outstanding associate teacher that goes above and beyond their role each day? Nominate them as the Associate Teacher of the Month sponsored by Raising Canes. To nominate an associate teacher, click here.


Read Aloud Month:  In celebration of Read Aloud Month, the HISD Elementary Literacy Team would like to provide you with a flyer that can be shared with families on 15 different ways to “Discover 15” minutes of their day engaging with their child using Read Aloud activities. The district is confident with the Read Alouds our students will participate in every day during the literacy block coupled with the Read Aloud support they receive at home, we will reach our goal of every student in HISD reading on grade level by the third grade. Click here for the English flyer. Click here for the Spanish flyer. Additional resources can be found on the Read Aloud webpage and the Barbara Bush Literacy page.


CTE Job Fair: Do you have graduating seniors who might be interested in a career in construction? C3 – Construction Career Collaborative is hosting a Construction Career Fair for graduating seniors on April 4, 2019 at Wheeler Field House (16325 Lexington Blvd., 77479). Students will have the opportunity to network with 24 companies and associations to hire and help students get training beyond graduation. Students and teachers can register for the event here.

Achieve 3000 Read-to-Succeed Contest: Achieve 3000 is hosting a Read-to-Succeed Contest during the month of March. Through Friday, March 29, every time a student completes an Achieve 3000 activity, their class will earn a point. For every activity score of 75 percent or higher, the class will earn two points. For every activity score of 88 percent or higher, the class will earn three points. At the end of the contest, the class from each area with the most points on average per student, wins a gift card to spend on a class celebration of their choice. To qualify for the contest, each student in the class must complete at least eight activities during the contest window.

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