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Weekly Teacher Download for April 8

2019 April 5
by HISD Communications


AHSA Scholarships: The Association of Hispanic School Administrators is providing scholarships for Hispanic professionals (not currently in administrator position) pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree in Education, and Hispanic educators pursuing a master’s degree in Education who serve Hispanic students. Applicants are expected to enroll in a full academic course of study and attend an accredited college during the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information and to apply, click here.

2019-2020 TSL Teacher Transfer: The Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program grant is offering a $10,000 teacher recruitment bonus to effective and highly effective teachers, who transfer from an HISD campus that is not funded through the grant to one of the 88 high-needs campuses identified as part of the TSL grant cohort. Teachers who transfer to one of the 88 campuses will be expected to make a three-year commitment. For details on the criteria on how to apply, click here.

Free STEM workshop: The Society of Petroleum Engineers is inviting all Houston-area teachers and their students to a free one-day workshop on May 9 at the Offshore Technology Conference (One NRG Park, 77054). Those interested in attending will participate in hands-on activities use simple components to teach complicated engineering concepts used in oil and gas exploration and production. Registrations is open and limited to 100 teachers and 200 students. If you are a teacher, click here to register. If you know a student interested, register here. For more information on the event, click here.

Teacher Job Fair: HISD is seeking new teachers and current HISD teachers to join the Achieve
180 initiative. The research-based action plan is supporting 53 campuses in underserved and underperforming feeder pattern communities. If you’re interested or know someone interested in becoming a teacher and joining Achieve 180, register today for HISD’s first districtwide fair on Saturday, April 13 at Delmar Fieldhouse (2020 Mangum Dr., 77092) from 9 a.m.-Noon. For more information, click here.

Special Education Conference: The Office of Special Education Services will hold HISD’s Sixth Annual Special Education Conference on July 16-18, 2019 at the Kingdom Builders Center (6011 W Orem Dr.,77085). This year’s conference will focus on making the connections among teachers, students, parents, and the community.  The Office of Special Education Services seeks presentations that will support educating the whole child. If you would like to present during this year’s Special Education Conference, please submit a proposal here by April 12, 2019.


Camp Adventure: The Elementary Curriculum and Development Department is excited to share a free two-week summer camp opportunity with HISD students who will be promoted to kindergarten to fifth grade in the 2019-2020 school year. Camp Adventure! is a camp for summer acceleration in July in HISD that combines Literacy, Math, and STEAM activities with the joys of summer camp. There will be two sessions offered this summer from July 8-August 1. Registration is limited to 200 campers per session. Families must complete online registration to participate. For more information including dates and locations, click here.


HealthSmart Curriculum Training: The district’s Health and Physical Education Department (HPED) is offering a two training on April 17-18 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., for the 35 high school health teachers on the Health Smart Supplemental Health Curriculum Resources. Based on data collected in year 5 the District’s Adolescent School Health Survey and the 2018 School Health Profiles, Health Education teachers expressed a need for more training on the Sexual Health Education Component of the district developed curriculum using an evidence-based program. Those interested in attending, the HPED will reimburse schools for the associate teachers. Register in OneSource, course #1436012.

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