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1 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support Welcome New Teachers to Preservice Training New Employee Orientation August 4-6,

2 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support Embrace, Hug The mission of HISD New Teacher Program is to support quality teaching by providing ongoing, proven practices of induction which supports successful student learning. 2

3 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support 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 3 Learn and Have Fun!

4 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support 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 4

5 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support Preservice 3-Day Overview  Day 1: New Employee Orientation (Part 1)  Day 2: Waltrip /Westbury HS Curriculum and Instruction Planning Curriculum and Instruction Planning Behavior Management Behavior Management Technology Resources Technology Resources  Day 3: Reliant Stadium Park in Orange Lot (Bring Parking pass) Park in Orange Lot (Bring Parking pass) Registration – Hall E – 9:00 AM Registration – Hall E – 9:00 AM Exhibitors/Benefits Lab/HR Exhibitors/Benefits Lab/HR Welcome Luncheon – Hall C Welcome Luncheon – Hall C Regional Breakout and NEO (Part 2) Regional Breakout and NEO (Part 2) 5 Program book page ___

6 2009— —2010

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8 Welcome to Houston ISD!

9 LEARNING HAS NO BOUNDARIES

10 OUR OBJECTIVES ARE TO: ●I ●Introduce the culture of the district ●P ●Provide an understanding of the Houston ISD—its structure, policies, procedures, and expectations ●I ●Identify resources and support structures New Employee Orientation

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

12 Who Is HISD

13 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

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

15 HISD AS A BUISNESS Competition: Private and Charter Schools Shareholders: Parents, Community, and Business Leaders Board of Directors: Board of Education Bottom line: College- and career-ready students Performance metrics: Workforce-ready Students, Academic Achievement, Financial, Efficiency, Customer Satisfaction, etc.

16 OUR STUDENTS STUDENT ENROLLMENT ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 200, % ETHNICITY Hispanic61.1% African American27.8% White/Asian/Other11.1% SPECIAL PROGRAMS Bilingual/ESL28.6% Special Education8.5% Gifted/Talented12.5%

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

18 Regional Superintendent: Adriana Támez Regional Superintendent: Samuel Sarabia Regional Superintendent: Cynthia Wilson Regional Superintendent: Warner Ervin Regional Superintendent: Barbara Thornhill Manager: Deborah Singleton

19 HISD Board of Education 2009

20 Lawrence Marshall HISD Board of Education President

21 District II District VIII District III District VII District IDistrict V District VI District IX District IV Carol Mims GallowayDianne JohnsonPaula M. Harris Lawrence Marshall Natasha M. Kamrani Greg Meyers Diana Davila Manuel Rodriguez, Jr.Harvin C. Moore

22 Superintendent of Schools Abelardo Saavedra Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center 4400 West 18 th Street Houston, Texas

23 Regional Superintendents South Region: Warner Ervin East Region: Samuel Sarabia Central Region: Adriana Támez Alternative & Charter Schools Manager: Deborah Singleton North Region: Cynthia Wilson West Region: Barbara Thorton

24 Why Does HISD Exist?

25 Declaration of Beliefs and Visions Declaration of Beliefs and Visions A new educational structure is required that: A is 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.

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

27 STRATEGIC INTENT To earn so much respect from the citizens of Houston that HISD becomes their K–12 educational system of choice.

28 Goal 1: Increase Student Achievement BOARD/DISTRICT GOALS Goal 2: Provide a Safe Environment Goal 6: Provide Facilities-to-Standard Program Goal 3: Increase Management Efficiency Goal 4: Improve Public Support and Confidence in Schools Goal 5: Create a Positive District Culture

29 CORE VALUES Safety Above All ElseSafety Above All Else Student Learning is the Main ThingStudent Learning is the Main Thing Focus on Results and ExcellenceFocus on Results and Excellence Parents are PartnersParents are Partners Common DecencyCommon Decency Safety Above All ElseSafety Above All Else Student Learning is the Main ThingStudent Learning is the Main Thing Focus on Results and ExcellenceFocus on Results and Excellence Parents are PartnersParents are Partners Common DecencyCommon Decency

30 How Do I Fit In HISD?

31 Superintendent Administration Departments Me Customer’s ViewYour View I am HISD

32 Your Commitment to HISD We expect that you will uphold our district policies on: Ethical Standards Conflict of Interest Dress Code Quality Performance

33 What Next?

34 ASPIRE

35 New Teacher Learning Path Check out New Teacher Learning Path on the HISD ASPIRE Portal Take ASPIRE  Learn course: Employee Orientation Training: “I am HISD” Course ET0001 Log in to the HISD ASPIRE portal at Click “My Learn” under “My ASPIRE” and then “Enroll in Learning.”

36 SIGNIFICANT NEXT STEPS Meet 20 people at your schoolMeet 20 people at your school Meet your campus Mentor or BuddyMeet your campus Mentor or Buddy Connect with ABRAZO Learning CommunityConnect with ABRAZO Learning Community Complete all online courses on NTLPComplete all online courses on NTLP Attend PDAS TrainingAttend PDAS Training Complete BenefitsComplete Benefits

37 KEY PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

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39 SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

40 SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES

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42 EMPLOYEE PORTAL

43 HISD - A GREAT SCHOOL SYSTEM, GETTING BETTER

44 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support 44 STUDENT PERFORMANCE Hartsfield Elementary Monica Roach

45 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support 45 STUDENT PERFORMANCE Worthing High School Choir Jermaine Cenac

46 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support NEW TEACHER LEARNING PATH Online Professional Learning Guide 46

47 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support New Teacher Learning Path NTLP 1.What is the NTLP? 2.Why is it important? 3.When do we start?

48 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support 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.

49 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support Why is the NTLP important? NTLP helps you Identify District resources Keep track of your learning progress Reflect on your learning

50 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support Why is the NTLP important? NTLP will help you Develop a common language, professional vocabulary, and knowledge across HISD Participate in collaborative conversations about how to meet the needs of all HISD students Provide HISD with information about how teachers are navigating through their professional learning and growth to be effective educators in HISD

51 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support NTLP is accessed: - from HISD website - select ASPIRE Portal My ASPIRE

52 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support NTLP is on the ASPIRE Portal My Learn

53 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support When do we start? What can I expect?  You have begun by attending preservice training  (sent in early September) will contain instructions for accessing NTLP.  Complete NTLP items

54 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support NEW TEACHER SUPPORT and MENTORING STRUCTURES 54

55 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support NEW TEACHER Learning Community 55

56 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support NEW TEACHER Learning Community 56

57 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support New Teacher Support  Campus Administrators  Regional Office Instructional Staff  Alternative Certification Program Staff  Campus Professional Learning Community  New Teacher Learning Community  MENTOR Teacher or ‘Buddy’ 57

58 Sharon Koonce Officer of Leadership Sharon Koonce Officer of Leadership PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

59 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support ●New Employee Orientation ●New Teacher Induction ●Alternative Certification Program (HACP) ●Curriculum and Instruction ●IMPACT II ●ITTS ●Organizational Development ●Teacher Leadership ●Leadership Development DIVISIONS OF PDS * Some are free and some are fee-for-service.

60 Professional Development Services Visit Our Website...

61 Professional Development Services Our ABRAZO site for New Teachers

62 PDS will assist teachers with: District requirement of 45 professional development hours (minimum) per school year Teachers participate in five professional development daysTeachers participate in five professional development days Teacher Inservice DaysTeacher Inservice Days Record hours on the Professional Development Attendance form or online e- TRAIN transcriptRecord hours on the Professional Development Attendance form or online e- TRAIN transcript

63 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support August 4, 2009 ANNOUNCEMENTS 63

64 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support August 4, 2009 Break-Out Sessions 64

65 Houston Independent School District  Providing a Rainbow of Support FEEDBACK Online Survey 65  New Teacher Learning Path


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