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Yates HS teacher ‘Caught in the Act’ of delivering great instruction

Biology teacher Demond Carter was “Caught in the Act” of delivering outstanding instruction to his students during a recent lesson on how to dissect a pig.

An HISD video crew, along with Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer Annie Wolfe, surprised Carter and his students and captured the video below.

The “Caught in the Act”— or CIA — video campaign was started by HISD to recognize highly effective teachers who are delivering instruction that will lead to students become 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.

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‘Caught in the Act’ spotlights HAIS

World history teacher featured in November 2015 C.I.A. video

Emily Neale, a second-year teacher at the Houston Academy for International Studies, was “Caught in the Act” of delivering great instruction during a recent visit to her world history class. An HISD video crew, along with Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer Annie Wolfe, surprised Neale and her students in the middle of a lesson on the rise and fall of different world empires.

“When planning lessons for my students, I want to make sure the instruction allows them to develop the skills they are going to need to compete globally with their peers,” said Neale. They need to be able to work in groups and collaborate with each other, and they need to be able to think critically and communicate effectively.”

The “Caught in the Act” video campaign recognizes highly effective HISD teachers who are delivering instruction that will lead to students becoming Global Graduates — young men and women who possess the skills necessary to succeed in college and compete in today’s global workforce.

Throughout the 2015–2016 school year, 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: adaptable and 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.

‘Caught in the Act’ spotlights Wheatley HS geometry teacher

Keisha Evans, a Wheatley High School teacher, was “Caught in the Act” of delivering great instruction during a sophomore geometry class toward the end of the 2014–2015 school year. An HISD video crew, along with Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer Annie Wolfe, surprised Evans and her students, and captured the video below.

The “Caught in the Act” video campaign was started by HISD earlier this year 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. Continue reading

‘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.

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.  Continue reading

Reagan HS educator spotlighted for great instructional practices

Reagan High School English teacher Ina Knight was recently “Caught in the Act” of great instruction during a lesson on the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet. An HISD video crew, along with Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer Annie Wolfe, surprised Knight and her students and captured the video below.

The “Caught in the Act”—or CIA—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. Continue reading