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Weekly Teacher Download for October 4, 2021

2021 September 30
by HISD Communications


October is National Principals Month

October is National Principals Month, and at HISD we all are honored to celebrate our district principals in many ways. We are encouraging students, parents, staff, and community members to honor and thank district principals by printing one of our custom e-cards, which are downloadable here. You can include a message to give to your school leader, display in your classroom, and post on your school’s social media. And, starting today, every campus will take part in a “Spirit Week,” which is detailed here, to honor our principals. Please be sure to tag @HoustonISD on social media.

Social and Emotional Learning

Please see this flyer for the Social Emotional Learning Department Fall Professional Development Training schedule. All trainings will be virtual and include Classroom Management, Trauma-Informed Practices, Adult SEL, Integrating SEL into the Classroom, De-escalation, Restorative Practices, Sanford Harmony, and SEL/Culturally Responsive Classrooms. Teachers may log into OneSource to sign up for these trainings. Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues. Have a great week!


Early Childhood

Calling all early childhood educators! The Children’s Museum Houston invites you to apply for the Marian and Speros Martel Early Childhood Educator Award, which comes with a $1,000 prize and a free membership to the museum. See this flyer for details

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Team will be providing a series of professional development sessions for the month of October on the UDL Planning Guide (UPG) for Reading, Language Arts, and Math, grades 3-5. The guide has been created to assist teachers in planning holistically for all students with an intense focus on closing learning gaps with student special populations. Click on this link for sessions and times. We are offering UDL open lab sessions for participants who attend the PD sessions. Register today!

Elementary Math Sessions

The Elementary Math team announces October Math sessions. All sessions will be offered synchronously (facilitator-led). To view October K-5 math sessions, click here.

Teacher Service Day

Asynchronous courses will be offered on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. To view a list of courses, click here. Share your experiences via twitter and tag @HISD_ElemMath #MathMatters.

Guided Math: Table and Anecdotal Notes

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, for resources, tools, and best practices for implementation of first-time instruction via the Small Group Table and capturing student learning using Anecdotal Notes. This session is open to K-5 Math teachers. Register for One Source course #1458057. Share your experiences via twitter and tag @HISD_ElemMath #HB3MathAcademy.

Accelerated Learning Using Math Mini Lessons

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to gain a deeper understanding of the mini lessons designed to accelerate student learning by front loading prior learning, skills, and concepts aligned to the TEKS lesson of the day. Please bring a fully charged laptop to this training. Register in One Source for course #1460026. Share your experiences via twitter and tag @HISD_ElemMath #MathMatters.


Career and Technical Education (Secondary Schools)

Please view this week’s CTE Bulletin, October 2021, Volume I. Visit our Career Readiness page here for all weekly bulletins. Join NSBE this fall for STEM-related experiences and case studies and engage with STEM Professionals. Please view the upcoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) professional learning opportunities on October 4, 2021, below. Many sessions are synchronous, while some are asynchronous, which can be taken at any time. For instructions on how to enroll any HISD courses in OneSource, please click here. To see CTE PD sessions in October, see this flyer.

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