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Weekly Teacher Download for January 18

2021 January 15
by HISD Communications


January Goalbook webinar

Goalbook, the web-based resource that provides academic and behavior strategies, will host a three-part webinar series focused on using their resources to create an antiracist learning environment so that all students succeed. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. Additional information will be forthcoming regarding to Part 2 and Part 3. 
Part 1: Antiracism and the Universal Design for Learning Framework
Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. → REGISTER HERE
Please contact or call 713-556-6844 for questions.

Social and Emotional Learning

We cannot overcommunicate the importance of helping our students through these challenging times. Please join GO Live with SEL for Live Student SEL Lessons every Friday on topics such as coping skills, anxiety, mindfulness, relationship skills, and more. Teachers may click on the link for their session of choice in real time with students. There are separate sessions for elementary and secondary students. Please refer to this revised flyer for the SEL Winter Trainings for teachers. The afternoon sessions are posted in OneSource for registration. Check out the SEL website for SEL’s Relaxation Corner on Mondays and Wednesdays.

New Teachers
Progress conferences with appraisers are underway. The deadline for all progress conferences to be completed and submitted within the AIM tool is Feb. 12, 2021. Join us for a live webinar to prepare for your progress conference with your appraiser. The Teacher Career Development team will support your ability to ensure meaningful and purposeful progress planning and next steps to prepare for a successful ending to the school year. The live webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Please click here to access the registration for this live webinar event.

Group 1 Automotive
HISD has partnered with the Sterling McCall family of dealerships to offer HISD employees an exclusive Vehicle Buying Program with services designed to save you time and money at all Group 1 automotive dealerships. Click here to learn more.


Career and Technical Education. Please view our January 2021 CTE Professional Development Calendar for upcoming after school and self-paced training sessions for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers. Please register through OneSource Learning to receive credit for courses. There are many supplemental opportunities available for all teachers. Please visit the HUB for HISD Career Readiness resources and announcements, and see courses explained below. Also, visit the HISD Career Readiness website or click on Weekly CTE News Bulletin, Volume 2. Before registering for OneSource courses, please reference the CTE audience on the calendar. If you have any OneSource course questions, contact Dr. Stacey Whitmore at

Free job training starting January 25

SERJobs is offering FREE training to help prepare unemployed or underemployed clients for greater earning potential. See or text JOB to 69922 to apply for these trainings. Please contact Fernando Perez at for more information or questions.

Additional CTE information and opportunities

For EverFI Career Exploration Lessons training on Jan. 21, 2021, see this flyer. eDynamic Learning has new courses on robotics, business communications, business law, sport medicine, and more this month; see this flyer for instructions on how to register. Junior Achievement is offering a new course on Strategic Goals for HISD Scholars on Jan. 28; see this flyer for more information. For a course on Culturally and Linguistically Special Populations, see this flyer. Applied Educational Systems Rep Heather Young will present two trainings; January 26 is an introduction to Health Center 21 Digital Curriculum and January 27 is about Business and IT Center 21. For additional trainings, see the January Region 4 Distance Learning Event Schedule and the Weekly CTE News Bulletin, Volume 2.

Career Tip Tuesday: Teachers, please encourage your students to join CTE career advisors every second and fourth Tuesday of the month for a mini lesson watch party led by expert professionals and educators on how to stand out from the crowd and become competitive job applicants.

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