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1 Bilingual Teaching Cohort HISD and UST Program Date: 04/13/2014 Presenter: Denise Hooker-Ware Sr. Mgr. Recruitment & Selection, Talent Acquisition

2 A Promising Partnership HISD is partnering with University of St. Thomas to launch the HISD Bilingual Teaching Cohort program. 2

3 Program Overview Full Program Components Include: –Complete 3 semesters coursework (Summer Spring 2016) –Participate in Saturday test preparation sessions to prepare for exams –Complete 30 hours of pre-service training (Summer 2015) –Take and pass appropriate exams to become bilingual certified EC-6 Generalist exam (Required to be eligible to teach in August 2015) Bilingual Supplemental exam BTLPT certification exam PPR exam –Interview with principals to secure teaching positions (not guaranteed) 3

4 Program Overview 3 Semester coursework consists of 15-hours Summer 2015:July 6th – July 24th Theories of Language Acquisition (3 hours) Fall 2015:August 24th - December 7th Instructional Strategies in Bilingual Dual Language (3 hours) Dual Language Methodology (3 hours) Spring 2016: January 19th - May 7th Teaching the Spanish Language Arts / Bi-literacy Strategies (other languages) (3 hours) Exceptionality (3 hours) 4

5 Eligibility Requirements Bilingual Teaching Cohort Participants Must: –Must be an HISD employee –Must have a 4-year degree with an overall 3.0 GPA (or 3.0 in the last 60 college hours) –Demonstrate proficiency in a second language (Spanish preferred) –Complete a language proficiency assessment and structured, in- person interview –Employee must commit to teaching bilingual education as teacher of record on a TIF 3 or TIF 4 campus (see attachment) –Employee must commit to teaching for 3 years minimum upon graduation from the program 5

6 Program Participants Participant Benefit: –HISD will pay for coursework tuition and general program materials –Program stipend will be awarded in the amount of $3000 contingent on successful completion of program milestones –Graduate coursework will count towards full Master’s of Education degree with University of St. Thomas (if pursued on voluntary basis)* *Courses taken through UST / HISD partnership could lead to a Master´s of Education degree in Dual Language, with a completion of 21 additional hours (7 courses) at the candidate’s expense Participant Agreement: –Candidate must sign a participant agreement –Candidate must work to secure a bilingual teaching position at a designated TIF 3/ TIF 4 campus 6

7 Application and Selection Process Deadline April 26, 2015 Step 1: –Complete AppliTrack application –Upload all official transcript(s) of all college / university level studies* –Complete a 250 word essay expressing passion for teaching bilingual students. *(Official, sealed copies are required for the university contingent on acceptance into a cohort.) If candidate meets the minimum application requirements Step 2: –Complete a language proficiency assessment Step 3: –Complete a structured in-person interview final cohort participants will be selected 7

8 Key Dates for Summer Requirements Attend four (4) EC-6 Generalist certification exam prep sessions on Saturdays –May 9 th –May 16 th –May 30 th –June 6 th Summer Observation Hours –Dates during summer school Take EC-6 Generalist certification exam –June 7 th – 24 th 8

9 Teaching in School Year 9 In order to be eligible to teach in a designated classroom as a bilingual teacher of record, the following must be completed: –Complete 30 hours of pre-service training Summer 2015 –Participate in four (4) EC-6 Generalist certification prep sessions –Pass EC-6 Generalist Certification Exam –Apply for Probationary Certificate –Apply online to bilingual teaching positions at any of the designated TIF campuses

10 Mentorship and Induction A series of supports will be provided throughout the program cohort experience including: –Mentorship begins during Summer Coursework –New Teacher Academy – 1 st week in August –Multilingual Support and Resources - ongoing –Key Teacher (Bilingual) - ongoing –Campus Mentor - ongoing 10

11 Questions 11

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