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New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation is the first step you can take in getting to know the district and what it means to be an employee of HISD.  Topics covered include employee benefits and retirement options as well as HISD's Strategic Direction and employee policies.  We hope that you will join us.  
New Employee Orientation is offered monthly.
DatesRegistration Link       
Sept. 2
Oct. 7
Nov. 4
Dec. 2 
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Hattie Mae White ESC 
4400 W. 18th Street
Houston, TX 77092 
  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. 
  • General Programming begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 6 p.m.
  • Optional Benefits and New Teacher sessions are offered from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

New Teachers

Teacher Appraisal & Development System (TADS) Training 
The Teacher Appraisal and Development System (TADS) is designed to provide you regular feedback through conferences with your appraiser. Visit our Teacher Appraisal page for more information. You are required to complete the TADS training within 15 instructional days from your date of hire. Register (once you receive your network access) by completing the following steps: 

  • Log in to and click on “Self Registration.”
  • Find “Course Offering Code – EL1604, Course Offering Name – Teacher Appraisal and Development System (TADS).”
  • Click on title of course “Teacher Appraisal & Development System (TADS) Starts month/date – EL1604_00xx.”
  • You will be able to begin the course immediately.

Associate Teacher Orientation

The ATO is designed to provide an overview of HISD’s expectations and policies for associate teachers.  This half-day training offers an exciting opportunity for participants to learn basic classroom management strategies, navigate the AESOP system, and access the district’s portal and email.