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Weekly Teacher Download for April 15

2019 April 12
by HISD Communications


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 to apply, click here.

Special Education Spring Parent Summit: The Office of Special Education Services will host its Spring Parent Summit at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at five different locations throughout the district.  The theme of the summit is “Fostering Strengths:  Promoting Parent and Student Advocacy” and will address topics such as Promoting Resiliency in Children, Recognizing and Maximizing My Child’s Strengths and Building Student Self-Determination and Advocacy. At each site, there will be entertainment from local schools, an art exhibit and vendor/resource fair for parents.  Childcare will be available with a nurse on site. For locations and to register, click here.

USDA Farm to School Grant: HISD Nutrition Services received the USDA Farm to School Grant for 2018-2020. This grant allows Nutrition Services to implement nutrition-focused garden programs in 15 HISD schools over the course of the grant period. Schools will be selected based on commitment, sustainability, human capital, space, and integration of curriculum. Nutrition Services will provide the Learn, Grow, Eat and Go Curriculum from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, garden supplies, raised garden beds, and soil to support eight classrooms. To apply, click here. If your campus has previously applied, your application has been saved and will be considered.  If you want to update the survey you submitted previously, please complete a new survey.L


Global Graduate Survey: Please encourage your high school students to complete the district’s Global graduate survey now through April 26 on the HUB. It is recommended that students complete the survey in a homeroom or advisory period. To access the survey, students should log into the HUB and search for the course called “Global Graduate Student Survey Spring 2019.” This survey of high school students is intended to determine how well the district is doing in developing the qualities needed for students to be successful in today’s world as Global Graduates.

Secondary Summer Writing Institute: Teachers interested in this year’s Summer Writing Institute from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (no Fridays) on June 5-20 at Pershing Middle School are encouraged to apply for this year’s event. Space is limited and only nine teachers from each school office area will be selected to participate. Notifications to confirm attendance will be shared via email no later than Friday, April 19. Participants will leave with prewriting techniques, writing instruction plans and strategies, grammar through revision activities, editing/ proofreading resources, test-taking tips, tips for conferencing, grouping techniques, publishing strategies, reading/writing connections, literature-based instructional plans including multi-cultural literature, and will participate in reading/writing workshops. Stipend for participants will be $1000 for 10 complete days.   

2019 AP Summer Institute: Teachers planning to teach an AP class for the 2019-2020 school year will have the opportunity to attend an AP Summer Institute (APSI). Thanks to the HISD Innovation & Postsecondary Programming, the department will cover the cost of teacher registration and fees for those that meet the requirements. AP teachers need to have a broad range of instructional strategies and deep content knowledge in order to build student mastery in the subject and increase the likelihood of future success at college. Click here for the requirements. If you meet the criteria, complete the APSI registration survey by Friday, May 31.

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