• NES/NES-A Curriculum Teacher Conference

    K-12 teachers eligible for NES PD stipend will have the following three (3) options for Friday, August 11, 2023:
    1. In-person full-day K-5 reading, math, and science internalization sessions for teachers who have not yet completed this session. 
    2. Three-hour virtual sessions for all K-12 teachers. Session topics, audience, and times are provided by clicking the buttons below. Virtual session Teams links will be updated Thursday (8/10/23). 
    3. Teachers who have completed all of the in-person and virtual session offerings pertaining to their grade and content area(s) on Monday-Thursday may report to their campus for PLC and Planning.

    Updated PD Options for Friday, August 11, 2023
     

    Course ID:
    1506012 - Early Childhood Teachers
    1506014 - Elementary School Teachers
    1506015 - Middle School Teachers
    1506016 - High School Teachers

    Dates: August 7 - 11

    Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    • Early Childhood Teachers
      Aug. 7-11: Fonwood Early Childhood Center, 9709 Mesa Dr, Houston, TX 77057
    • Elementary
      Aug. 7-10: Kingdom Builders Center (KBC), 6011 W. Orem Dr, Houston, TX 77078
      Aug. 11: K-5 Sam Houston MSTC - Math, Science, Technology Center High School, 9400 Irvington Blvd, Houston, TX 77076
    • Secondary
      Aug. 7 -11: HISD Education Learning Center (HELC), 10725 Mesa Dr. Houston, TX 77078

     

    *** Updates and Reminders ***

    * Please see the updated session guides with the following links: Elementary Session Guide and Secondary Session Guide
    * Sign-in and sign-out are required each morning and afternoon. You will do this in your rooms through the QR Code provided.
    * It may be beneficial to bring your technology for some sessions so please plan accordingly.
    * Lunch is on your own and microwaves are not available at training locations.

    ATTEND CURRICULUM TRAINING at the PD site

    The following list of NES and NES-A employees should attend the August 7-10 professional development (PD) training. These employees are eligible to receive the daily prorated PD stipend to total $2,000 (for M-F).

    *** Participants must scan-in each morning to register and scan to check-out each afternoon. You will do this in your rooms through the QR Code provided. ***

    • PreK teachers and PreK TAs
    • Reading teachers
    • Math teachers
    • Science teachers
    • Social Studies teachers
    • Science of Reading teachers
    • Reading/Math Success teachers
    • SpEd Resource teachers who will utilize the curriculum with students
    • SpEd teacher assistants who support resource students

    REPORT TO CAMPUS for PLC and PLANNING

    The following list of NES and NES-A employees will report to campus for PLC and Planning on August 7-11.
    These NES and NES-A employees are eligible to receive the daily prorated planning stipend to total $2,000 (for M-F). Please refer to the website for future PD sessions for these employees.

    *** Participants must scan-in each morning to register and scan-out each afternoon. The scan code will be provided to campus Principals and Assistant Principal daily. ***

    • Assistant Principals
    • Learning Coaches
    • Teacher Apprentices
    • Art of Thinking Teachers
    • ELD Interventionist
    • High School 11th and 12th grade teachers

    NOT SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THE AUGUST 7-11 WEEK

    The following list of NES and NES-A employees do not report during August 7-11 (if not on their regular 11M or 12M duty schedule). These listed NES and NES-A employees are not eligible to receive the PD or planning stipend the week of August 7-11, 2023.

    • Elective teachers
    • SpEd specialized staff (life skills, etc.) who utilize a different curriculum
    • Office managers
    • Assistant office managers
    • Copy clerk
    • Counselors
    • Registrars
    • Any other non-instructional positions

     

    Schedule At-A-Glance

    • Check back before each conference day for updated information.

     

      Monday
    Aug. 7
    Tuesday
    Aug. 8
    Wednesday
    Aug. 9
    Thursday
    Aug. 10
    Friday
    Aug. 11
    ECC
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Fonwood ECC
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Fonwood ECC
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Fonwood ECC
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Fonwood ECC
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Fonwood ECC
    Elementary  
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Kingdom Builders' Center
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Kingdom Builders' Center  
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Kingdom Builders' Center  
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Kingdom Builders' Center  
     
    Secondary  
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Houston Education Learning Center (HELC)
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Houston Education Learning Center (HELC)
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Houston Education Learning Center (HELC)  
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Houston Education Learning Center (HELC)  
     

     

    Pre-K Teachers

    M-F Location: Fonwood Early Childhood Center

    Monday, August 7

    TIME

    SESSION

    TOPICS

    7:30 - 8:30

    Check-In

    8:30 – 11:30

    Session 1

    1, 2

    11:30 – 1:00

    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

    Session 2

    1, 2

     

    Tuesday, August 8

    TIME

    SESSION

    TOPICS

    7:30 - 8:30

    Check-In

    8:30 – 11:30

    Session 1

    3, 4

    11:30 – 1:00

    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

    Session 2

    3, 4

     

    Wednesday, August 9

    TIME

    SESSION

    TOPICS

    7:30 - 8:30

    Check-In

    8:30 – 11:30

    Session 1

    5, 6

    11:30 – 1:00

    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

    Session 2

    5, 6

     

    Thursday, August 10

    TIME

    SESSION

    TOPICS

    7:30 - 8:30

    Check-In & Coffee

    8:30 – 11:30

    Session 1

    7, 8

    11:30 – 1:00

    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

    Session 2

    7, 8

     

    Friday, August 11

    TIME

    SESSION

    TOPICS

    7:30 - 8:30

    Coffee

    8:30 – 11:30

    Session 1

    9, 10

    11:30 – 1:00

    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

    Session 2

    9, 10

     

    PRE-K SESSION TOPICS

     1.  Unpacking the New Texas Pre-K Guidelines

     2.  Rice SLC: Dramatic Play and Blocks

     3.  New Pre-K Lesson Plans and Savaas

     4.  Classroom Management Through SEL Structures

     5.  Circle Assessment and HB3 Prekindergarten Requirements

     6.  Phonological Awareness in the Early Childhood Classroom

     7.  Dual Language Instructional Strategies

     8.  Special Learning Needs for Pre-K

     9.  Pre-K 101: First Days of School

    10.  Building a Positive Teaching Collaboration

    Elementary and Secondary Session Schedule

    • Below is the schedule overview.
    • If you have not previously attended Amplify, Eureka, or Carnegie training and you will be teaching this content, you are required to attend the two-day trainings during August 7-11, 2023, NES and NES-A Teacher Conference week.
      • Amplify: Elementary and Secondary
      • Eureka: Elementary
      • Carnegie: Secondary
    • All Elementary teachers are highly recommended to attend the Science of Literacy and Reading RBIS session.
    • All Elementary teachers are highly recommended to attend the Math RBIS session.
    • All teachers are highly recommended to attend at least one three-hour Special Education session.
    • All teachers are highly recommended to attend at least one three-hour multilingual session aligned to their campus program.
      • K-2 Dual Language
      • K-5 Emergent Bilingual
      • 6-8 CBLI/ESL
      • 9-12 CBLI/ESL
    • Check back before each conference day for updated information.

     

    Elementary Teachers

    M-Th Location: Kingdom Builders’ Center
    Friday Location: Houston MSTC

    Monday-Wednesday, August 7-9, 2023

    TIME

    2-Day Sessions

    1-Day Sessions

    3-Hour Sessions

    7:30 - 8:30
    Check-In & Coffee

    1, 3

    These sessions are:
    *Mon-Tue*
    *Wed-Thu*

    2, 4, 5

    7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 30, 31, 32

    8:30 – 11:30

    11:30 – 1:00
    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

     

    Thursday, August 10, 2023

    TIME

    2-Day Sessions

    1-Day Sessions

    3-Hour Sessions

    7:30 - 8:30
    Check-In & Coffee

    1, 3

    These sessions are:
    *Mon-Tue*
    *Wed-Thu*

    2, 4, 5

    7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 30, 31, 32

    8:30 – 11:30

    11:30 – 1:00
    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

     

    This event is conference style. If your first choice is full, please go to your back-up sessions.

    Secondary Teachers


    M-F Location: HISD Educational Learning Center

    Monday-Thursday, August 7-10, 2023

    TIME

    2-Day Sessions

    1-Day Sessions

    3-Hour Sessions

    7:30 - 8:30
    Check-In

    13, 16

    14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

    7, 8, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

    8:30 – 11:30

    11:30 – 1:00
    Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00

     

    This event is conference style. If your first choice is full, please go to your back-up sessions.

    ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SESSION TOPICS

     1.  ES Amplify Getting Started (2 days)

     2.  ES Amplify Deep Dive and Internalization

     3.  Eureka Math: Getting Started (2-days)

     4.  ES Math Curriculum Deep Dive and Internalization

     5.  ES Science Curriculum Deep Dive

     7.  Science of Literacy and Reading RBIS

     8.  Math RBIS

     9.  Launch and Grow with Zearn Math *Mon-Wed* (For all campuses except Control Campuses)

    10.  ST Math *Thu-Fri* (Only for Control Campuses)

    11.  K-2 Reimagining Bilingual Education (Dual Language)

    12.  K-5 Supporting Emergent Bilingual

    13.  MS Amplify Getting Started

    14.  MS Amplify ELAR Internalization 

    15.  HS HISD ELAR Internalization and Customization

    16.  Carnegie Math Getting Started  

    17.  MS Math Deep Dive and Internalization 

    18.  HS Math Deep Dive and Internalization  

    19.  MS Science Curriculum Deep Dive

    20.  MS Science Curriculum Internalization

    21.  HS Science Curriculum Deep Dive

    22.  HS Science Curriculum Internalization

    23.  MS Social Studies Curriculum Deep Dive and Internalization

    24.  HS Social Studies Curriculum Deep Dive and Internalization

    25.  Mathia

    26.  MS Social Studies Getting Started with Active Classroom

    27.  HS Social Studies Getting Started with Active Classroom

    28.  MS Content-Based Language Instruction (CBLI)

    29.  HS Content-Based Language Instruction (CBLI)

    30.  Advocating for Specialized Learners (GT, Interventions, 504)

    31.  Mastering the Five Steps of Effective Interventions

    32.  Special Education & Dyslexia Supports for General Education

    Resources

    • Conference packet provided at the conference agenda with note pages.
    • Participants should bring their personal ‘toolkit’ for use during training and lite snacks.
    • Participants can bring a water bottle to refill as needed.
    • Wi-fi and HISD portal access is available at KBC. Participants can check emails and handle other items during breaks.
    • Please bring a fully charged laptop and a power cord.

    Parking and Maps

    • Click HERE for directions to the KBC
    • Click HERE for directions to HELC
    • Click HERE for directions to Sam Houston MSTC
    • Click HERE for directions to Fonwood ECC
    • Click HERE to view a map of the KBC to locate training rooms.
    • Click HERE to view a map of the HELC location training rooms.
    • Click HERE to view a map of the Sam Houston MSTC location training rooms.
    • Parking is available in various lots. Be mindful not to park behind the building in the blue lot (for KBC staff).

    Meals

    • Lunch is on your own and microwaves are not available at training locations.