HISD art students and their instructors gathered at the Asia Society Texas gallery for a unique art showcase on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Students created artwork using the color gold, signifying childhood cancer awareness. The art show is HISD’s third annual collaboration with the Faris Foundation and Asia Society Texas as part of an educational campaign called Let There Be Gold. The showcase, Threads of Gold, was designed to empower student creatives to raise awareness around childhood cancer and utilize art to enact community engagement and social change.Continue reading
Teacher Sarah Honore began her day like any other morning, not knowing what was waiting for her at Eastwood Early College High School. Happening inside the cafeteria was a surprise celebration, complete with a generous $25,000 check.
Houston Independent School District announced three university educator preparation programs will be awarded Grow Your Own grants through HISD’s competitive grant program to create pathways for aspiring educators to become teachers for free and get paid to do so.
HISD’s Grow Your Own grant program funds partnerships with educator preparation programs from Texas public institutions of higher education to prepare future teachers. Participants will be able to earn their bachelor’s degree and Texas teaching license while being paid as a full-time teaching assistant in HISD.Continue reading
For the second year in a row, the Houston Astros Foundation partnered with Honeywell International Inc. to recognize 10 outstanding teachers from the Greater Houston area for their commitment to excellence in STEM and contribution to creating innovative ways to improve student achievement and interests in robotics and coding.Continue reading
Qualifying campus-based HISD employees are invited to support teacher recruitment efforts by taking part in the district’s Teacher Referral Bonus program. Those who successfully refer a candidate will receive a $300 bonus for teachers who sign a contract and start work by the first day of school, Aug. 28, 2023.Continue reading
Kellie Alcorn-Karavias is a culinary arts teacher at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center with a passion for teaching good nutrition to her largely food-insecure students. A lifelong passion for food and love for children motivated her to get creative with her curriculum and give her students real-world experiences with growing and cooking food that they could take with them into adulthood. Alcorn-Karavias’ unique lessons landed her on CityBook Houston’s Cool 100 list, an honor the magazine bestows upon only the “coolest” and most creative movers and shakers in Houston, and she and her students couldn’t quite believe it.
Alcorn-Karavias says her students were excited to see her named alongside such notable Houstonians as Megan Thee Stallion, Simone Biles, and Christine Ha.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District is helping those with a bachelor’s degree looking to make a career change to become a certified teacher.
HISD’s Alternative Certification Program is dedicated to recruiting college graduates from diverse educational and career backgrounds who are passionate about making a bigger difference in the lives of students.
The program is starting a cohort for prospective teachers focused in critical shortage certification areas (ELAR 7-12, Science 7-12, Math 7-12, and Bilingual EC-6). The application will open on June 5, 2023, and the deadline to apply is July 3, 2023.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District is gearing up to name its Fan Favorite Educators of the Year during Teacher Appreciation Week, and you can vote for your pick beginning Monday, May 1.
Rally your school and community to support your campus Educator of the Year and vote during May 1-10!Continue reading
Houston Independent School District will honor the 2022-2023 Educators of the Year at its annual banquet Friday, May 12, at Hilton Americas-Houston.
This year’s ceremony will celebrate educator excellence with an elegant roaring 20s theme.Continue reading
In Houston Independent School District, teachers make a bigger difference in the lives of students.
For the 2023-2024 school year, HISD will be offering a $2,500 New Teacher Signing Incentive for all new classroom teachers.Continue reading