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EVAAS Training for Principals, Campus Leadership Teams Starts Nov. 1

2012 October 24
by HISD Communications

HISD will be launching a series of five webinars to give principals and campus leadership teams a better understanding of EVAAS and comparative growth reports, and how to use the reports to drive instruction.

“Anybody can look at a report,” said Leadership Development Senior Manager Ann Sledge, “but what do you actually do with it? These webinars will explain how you can use them in the fall for planning purposes, and how you can come back to them later to check on trends.”

“It’s really about the application of data,” she added. “This will show how a leader might guide different groups of teachers on campus towards specific student outcomes.”

The first webinar, targeted to secondary campuses, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, with successive webinars scheduled for Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 11, and Dec. 12.

The webinars are designed to be viewed by principals with their leadership teams, which may include instructional coordinators, deans, assistant principals, magnet and coordinators (essentially, anyone in an “appraiser” role).

To sign up, please RSVP here and indicate which sessions you would like to attend. Also look for more information in an Academic Services memo on Monday, Oct. 29.

Other Professional Development Opportunities—Click here to register for one of the following courses:

  • Thursday, Nov. 8 (6531 Pinemont, 77092)—Leading Organizational Change: Leaders are individuals who triumph during times of turbulence, conflict, and change. You can learn to do the same. This course offers you strategies to challenge processes and lead through change. (Audience: all employees)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 (HMWESC, 1E10, 1E02)—Courageous Conversations: This course can prepare you for high-stakes situations with techniques that can transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost anything; be persuasive, not abrasive; improve nearly every professional relationship; and yield major professional improvements in areas like productivity, quality, safety, diversity, and change management. (Audience: all employees)
  • Thursday, Nov. 29 (HMWESC, 3C10)—Strategic Staffing: Hiring a “right fit” for your team can seem daunting, unless you have a good toolbox. This course will help you to build your capacity with all the “nuts and bolts” of staffing your team in HISD—from aligning your specific needs to the job description to attract the top talent to interviewing tips and providing a salary quote. (Audience: managers)
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  1. Toni Hill Kennedy permalink
    October 26, 2012

    I am happy about this opportubity to better understand EVAAS. Are there alternative times for the initial training (other than 9:39 to 10:39 AM on Nov. 1?) I am extremely interested in this training, but I will have students at that time.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Toni Hill-Kennedy

  2. October 26, 2012

    Unfortunately, no alternate dates/times are available. But don’t worry. If you can’t watch the webinars at their scheduled times, you will still be able to access them later. They will be archived and you can watch them at your leisure.

  3. Carrie Flores permalink
    October 29, 2012

    Is it possible to have the Webinars recorded so that leadership teams can watch them after hours? Can they be placed on the moodle??

  4. T. Johnson permalink
    October 31, 2012

    I am excited to attend the meeting but I can not find the “EVAAS Training for Principals, Campus Leadership Teams Starts Nov. 1” meeting location.

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