New Teacher Academy for Experienced Teachers Attracts 800 Veterans

The 2013 New Teacher Academy for Experienced Teachers was held August 6-7 at Kingdom Builder Center, and more than 800 experienced teachers new to HISD attended. During the academy, attendees received an overview of the teacher appraisal system, information on curriculum resources, and additional support necessary for success in HISD.

“The experience was great!” said one attendee. “Today’s training on the appraisal and development system was incredibility informative.”
The New Teacher Academy is a program designed to equip both first-year and new-to-HISD teachers with the foundational skills necessary to become a highly effective teacher.

Over the course of this year’s academy, which included a four-day training for first-year teachers the previous week, more than 2,000 teachers were introduced to HISD.