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Teachers, start your engines…it’s learning time!

2014 May 29
by HISD Communications

Today is the last day of school for teachers in HISD, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to think about professional development!

For those who haven’t already made plans for earning their continuing education credits this summer, a number of opportunities are still available.


  • Summer Science Institutes: Available for both elementary and secondary teachers, these are being offered by HISD in partnership with Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine (Deadline: June 5).
  • Literacy X3: Classes start as early as June 2 for teachers of grades K through 3 who want to get a head start on learning strategies for the fall semester. Details can be found here (Deadlines: various).


  • Learning Through Art: Visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston website for details on full- and half-day workshops for elementary teachers, a middle-school institute, and a two-day mini-conference in late July.
  • Summer Energy Workshops: Space is still available for secondary science teachers in three summer energy workshops (.pdf) being offered by the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). These provide insight into the industry with field trips to various production sites.
  • Gifted & Talented: The HMNS will also be offering a lab and a workshop for teachers of Gifted & Talented students starting in June. The workshop will explore ways of differentiating instruction, while the lab will focus on strengthening various content areas based on 2013 STAAR results.

For more information on each of the offerings listed, please click the links included above.

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