‘Caught in the Act’ spotlights two educators this month

Fourth episode features geography and world history teachers at Davis HS

Davis High School teachers John-Paul Cortez and Alan Browne were recently “Caught in the Act” (CIA) of delivering great instruction during their lessons on world history and geography, respectively. An HISD video crew, along with Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer Annie Wolfe, surprised the educators and their students, and captured the video below.

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The “Caught in the Act” video campaign was started by HISD to recognize highly effective teachers who are delivering instruction that will lead to students becoming Global Graduates – young men and women who possess the skills necessary to ensure success in college and the ability to compete in today’s global workforce. 

Every month, the HISD video team, along with Wolfe or Chief Elementary Curriculum and Development Officer Lance Menster, will be dropping in on classrooms to observe and point out examples of effective instruction based on the six qualities of the Global Graduate profile: productive, a leader, a responsible decision-maker, a skilled communicator, a critical thinker, and a college-ready learner.

Teachers can be nominated for the video series by school offices, chiefs, principals, and teacher development specialists. To nominate someone, please send an email to HISDcia@houstonisd.org.

We would like every member of Team HISD to act as a “Caught in the Act” or CIA agent. So, when you see great instruction going on, take a picture and share it with us on social media using the hashtag #HISDcia.