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Weekly Teacher Download for June 1, 2021

2021 May 27
by HISD Communications


Chief of Staff
Application for TIA Teacher Design Committee now open.
HISD is working on a new program to help recruit, retain, and reward our exceptional educators, and we need your help.  HISD is applying for the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment, a program that aims to help districts boost student success while also increasing salaries for our highest performing teachers. Part of the application process calls for the development of a local designation system to help us identify our top educators. As teachers, your feedback throughout this process is essential to ensuring we create an equitable and effective system. To capture and implement teacher feedback, we are creating a Teacher Design Committee, which will consist of teachers with experience in various grade levels and subject areas. The group will meet monthly beginning this August. If you’re interested, simply submit an online application by June 18, 2021. We encourage you to apply for this committee, as your feedback and participation are vital to developing a successful program. Should you have any questions, please email

Leadership and Teacher Development

HISD has partnered with UHD to present an opportunity for K-12 teachers to obtain an online graduate certificate in leadership. The certificate provides preparation for aspiring leaders to be ready for an array of K-12 roles at the school and district level. Students in this certification program do not have to have their teaching certification to apply but must have earned a bachelor’s degree (any subject). A second informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 6:00 p.m.  Register for the informational meeting at using the passcode EDL6. Please see this flyer for additional information. Contact Angela Milon at or 713-696-3047 with any questions.

Social and Emotional Learning
The national Sandy Hook “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” continues to provide 24-hour services for teachers and students in HISD.  The Sandy Hook “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” will be available for teachers and students during the summer months until the beginning of the new school year. Please refer to this flyer and share with your students how to report tips anonymously. Please click on Sandy Hook-SEL Google Site to learn more about Sandy Hook in HISD.   

Special Education
Save the date for the Seventh Annual Special Education Conference July 20-22. See this story for details.

Registration is now open for the third annual multilingual symposium, “The Blueprint: Engineering Foundations that Build Academic Language,” June 25 and June 26, 2021. The deadline to register is June 24, 2021. See this story for more information.


Career and Technical Education
Please see the CTE Summer 2021 Professional Development Calendar. It includes professional learning opportunities, self-paced courses through OneSource, summer workshops, and conferences for CTE educators. Visit the HUB for weekly Career Readiness updates, resources, and announcements. See the 2021 Region 4 Distance Learning Event Schedule for now through the end of the summer. A few highlights:

  • How do you check for student understanding during CTE instruction? Join this OneSource course on June 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to learn how to ensure your students are getting it. See this flyer for more information.
  • Explore Open P-TECH, a digital learning platform by IBM in these OneSource courses June 22 and June 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. More details in this flyer.
  • Join this free Ranch Life Summer Workshop sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center on June 24 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. During this virtual event, Hank the Cowdog will introduce you to life on a ranch. See this flyer for details.

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