The HISD Interventions Office is set to host its inaugural conference on Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Designed for both HISD employees and educators across the country alike, the one-day, virtual conference will focus on educational interventions for suffering students and other assistance for special populations.
The theme of the conference is Momentum: Getting Back on Track, and will have four different tracks. The four tracks are:
- Technology: developing responses to providing instruction, learning opportunities, and tools in a pandemic.
- Whole Child: fostering a learning environment with empathy, creativity, and engagement that support the needs of a diverse learner.
- Leadership in a Pandemic: creating accommodations for virtual learning, supporting staff members, moral, engaging parents.
- Interventions Resources: implementing independent learning opportunities and strategies for ongoing success.
Campus-based Intervention Assistance Team liaison to train teachers during pre-service
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The HISD Office of Interventions is implementing a new initiative and new structure for the 2017-2018 school year aimed at directly helping campuses strengthen student interventions.
Part of the new initiative is the appointment of campus-based liaisons at all schools who will work directly with the district’s Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) managers to better serve students with tiered instruction. The IAT manager structure has also been reorganized to align with the regions of the seven chief school officers and a new position, Director of Interventions, has been created. Continue reading