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  • Welcome New Teachers toPreservice TrainingNew Employee Orientation

    August 4-6, 2009*

  • Embrace, HugThe mission of HISD New Teacher Program is to support quality teaching by providing ongoing, proven practices of induction which supports successful student learning.


  • PRESERVICE EXPECTATIONS Have an OPEN MIND for learning Network Participate fully; Listen actively ; Take notes ASK Questions Maintain a positive learning environment Respect learning environment

    *Learn and Have Fun!

  • MATERIALS ABRAZO bag Program Guide B: New Employee Orientation C: Curriculum Overview D: New Teacher Support Attendance Tracking form (Back cover) Reliant Parking tickets (Day 2) Network Security Letter


  • Preservice 3-Day Overview Day 1: New Employee Orientation (Part 1)

    Day 2: Waltrip /Westbury HSCurriculum and Instruction Planning Behavior Management Technology Resources

    Day 3: Reliant StadiumPark in Orange Lot (Bring Parking pass)Registration Hall E 9:00 AMExhibitors/Benefits Lab/HRWelcome Luncheon Hall CRegional Breakout and NEO (Part 2)

    *Program book page ___


    Welcome toHouston ISD!



    Introduce the culture of the district

    Provide an understanding of the Houston ISDits structure, policies, procedures, and expectations

    Identify resources and support structuresNew Employee Orientation

    NEO Sponsors Professional Development Services Sharon Koonce Evelyn Wagner Wright Officer of Leadership Director Human Resources Ann Best Assistant Superintendent of Human Talent

  • WhoIsHISD

    HISD is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States.HISD is among the largest employers in Houston, with approximately 29,000 full- and part-time employees.In 2008, more than 1,200 volunteers visited 1,741 homes and many HISD students re-enrolled in school.DEMOGRAPHICS

    HISD AS A BUISNESSCorporate headquarters: Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (W. 18th Street)Offices: Nearly 300 stores (schools)Employees: Over 29,000 employees serving customers Budget: Over $1.5 billionCustomers: Over 200,000 customers daily (students)Customized services: Personalized instruction

    HISD AS A BUISNESSCompetition: Private and Charter SchoolsShareholders: Parents, Community, and Business LeadersBoard of Directors: Board of EducationBottom line: College- and career-ready studentsPerformance metrics: Workforce-ready Students, Academic Achievement, Financial, Efficiency, Customer Satisfaction, etc.


    STUDENT ENROLLMENTECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED200,22580.8%ETHNICITYHispanic61.1%African American27.8%White/Asian/Other11.1%SPECIAL PROGRAMSBilingual/ESL28.6%Special Education8.5%Gifted/Talented12.5%

    OUR SCHOOLS 306 campuses Organized across five regions (North, East, South, West, and Central)Profiles available at www.houstonisd.org

  • Regional Superintendent: Adriana Tmez Regional Superintendent:Samuel Sarabia Regional Superintendent: Cynthia WilsonRegional Superintendent: Warner ErvinRegional Superintendent: Barbara ThornhillManager: Deborah Singleton

  • HISD Board of Education 2009

  • Lawrence Marshall

    HISD Board of Education President

  • District IIDistrict VIIIDistrict III District VIIDistrict IDistrict VDistrict VIDistrict IXDistrict IVCarol Mims GallowayDianne JohnsonPaula M. HarrisLawrence MarshallNatasha M. KamraniGreg MeyersDiana DavilaManuel Rodriguez, Jr.Harvin C. Moore

  • Superintendent of SchoolsAbelardo Saavedra

    Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center4400 West 18th StreetHouston, Texas 77092 http://www.houstonisd.org713-556-6000

  • Regional SuperintendentsSouth Region:Warner Ervin

    East Region: Samuel SarabiaCentral Region: Adriana TmezAlternative & Charter Schools Manager: Deborah SingletonNorth Region: Cynthia WilsonWest Region: Barbara Thorton

  • Why DoesHISDExist?

    Declaration of Beliefs and VisionsA new educational structure is required that: Ais built on the relationship between the teacher and the student;is focused on performance, not compliance;requires a common core of academic subjects for all students.

    To strengthen the social and economic foundation of Houston by assuring its youth the highest quality elementary and secondary education available anywhere.


    STRATEGIC INTENTTo earn so much respect from the citizens of Houston that HISD becomes their K12 educational system of choice.

    Goal 1: Increase Student AchievementBOARD/DISTRICT GOALSGoal 2: Provide a Safe Environment Goal 6: Provide Facilities-to-Standard ProgramGoal 3: Increase Management EfficiencyGoal 4: Improve Public Support and Confidence in SchoolsGoal 5: Create a Positive District Culture

    CORE VALUESSafety Above All ElseStudent Learning is the Main ThingFocus on Results and ExcellenceParents are PartnersCommon Decency

  • How Do I Fit In HISD?

  • Superintendent AdministrationDepartmentsMeMeCustomers View Your View I am HISDI am HISD

  • I am HISDYour Commitment to HISD We expect that you will uphold our district policies on:

    Ethical StandardsConflict of InterestDress CodeQuality Performance

  • What Next?

    ASPIRE www.houstonisd.org/ASPIRE

    New Teacher Learning Path Check out New Teacher Learning Path on the HISD ASPIRE PortalTake ASPIRELearn course: Employee Orientation Training: I am HISD Course ET0001Log in to the HISD ASPIRE portal at www.houstonisd.org/ASPIRE. Click My Learn under My ASPIRE and then Enroll in Learning.

    SIGNIFICANT NEXT STEPSMeet 20 people at your schoolMeet your campus Mentor or BuddyConnect with ABRAZO Learning CommunityComplete all online courses on NTLPAttend PDAS TrainingComplete Benefits



    SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment





  • *STUDENT PERFORMANCEHartsfield ElementaryMonica Roach

  • *STUDENT PERFORMANCEWorthing High School ChoirJermaine Cenac

  • NEW TEACHER LEARNING PATHOnline Professional Learning Guide


  • New Teacher Learning PathNTLPWhat is the NTLP? Why is it important?When do we start?

  • What is the NTLP?

    The NTLP stands for

    New Teacher Learning Path

    The NTLP is an online learning path that guides beginning teachers professional development during their induction year.

  • Why is the NTLP important? NTLP helps you

    Identify District resources Keep track of your learning progress Reflect on your learning

  • Why is the NTLP important? NTLP will help you

    Develop a common language, professional vocabulary, and knowledge across HISDParticipate in collaborative conversations about how to meet the needs of all HISD studentsProvide HISD with information about how teachers are navigating through their professional learning and growth to be effective educators in HISD

  • NTLP is accessed:- from HISD website- select ASPIRE PortalMy ASPIRE

  • NTLP is on the ASPIRE PortalMy Learn

  • When do we start? What can I expect?

    You have begun by attending preservice training

    Email (sent in early September) will contain instructions for accessing NTLP.Complete NTLP items


  • NEW TEACHERLearning Community*

  • NEW TEACHERLearning Community*

  • New Teacher Support Campus Administrators Regional Office Instructional StaffAlternative Certification Program Staff Campus Professional Learning CommunityNew Teacher Learning Community MENTOR Teacher or Buddy


    Sharon KoonceOfficer of Leadership

    713-556-7100http://www.pdserv.orgPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • New Employee OrientationNew Teacher InductionAlternative Certification Program (HACP)Curriculum and InstructionIMPACT II ITTSOrganizational DevelopmentTeacher LeadershipLeadership DevelopmentDIVISIONS OF PDS* Some are free and some are fee-for-service.

    Professional Development Services http://pdserv.orgVisit Our Website...

    Professional Development Services http://pdserv.orgOur ABRAZO site forNew Teachers

    PDS will assist teachers with:District requirement of 45 professional development hours (minimum) per school yearTeachers participate in five professional development daysTeacher Inservice DaysRecord hours on the Professional Development Attendance form or online e-TRAIN transcript

  • August 4, 2009ANNOUNCEMENTS*

  • August 4, 2009Break-Out Sessions*

  • FEEDBACKOnline Survey* New Teacher Learning Path

    **Have an OPEN MIND for learning


    Participate fully; Be attentive; Listen actively; Take notes

    ASK Questions

    Maintain a positive learning environment

    Respect learning environment Eliminate distractions (cell phone on vibrate); respect presenter; take care of personal needs

    *ABRAZO bag - Pen/Highlighter Will need all three days; Keep in your bag - Post-it notes Will need all three days; Keep in your bag - Bring your bag each day

    Program Guide B: New Employee Orientation Packet C: Curriculum OverviewD: New Teacher Support

    Attendance Tracking form (Back cover) - Will receive an attendance sticker at end of each day - Submit completed form on third day


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