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Associate Teacher

Associate Teacher Orientation (ATO)

All new Associate Teachers are required to attend Associate Teacher Orientation (also known as AESOP training). Associate Teacher Orientation is a 2.5 - 3 hour training with the following objectives:
  • Reviewing HISD Expectations of Associate Teachers
  • Classroom Management Preview & Tips
  • Technology Overview (email & HISD Portal)
  • AESOP Training (substitute management system)

We strongly encourage that new Associate Teachers attend this training as soon as possible. This training is where Associate Teachers will receive their network access letter (HISD computer and email access), AESOP log-in and pin, and HISD badge. 


You will receive an email from Onboarding when you are eligible to register for Associate Teacher Orientation. If you have any questions about orientation, please reach out to us at For all other Associate Teacher questions, please contact 

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Resources Details
AESOP AESOP is HISD's substitute teacher management system. All new hires will receive their login and pin at Associate Teacher Orientation
Instructional Practice Videos Check out exemplar videos of HISD teachers in the classroom
Training Opportunities HISD's comprehensive teacher induction program targeting professional learning opportunities grounded in the district's instructional practice rubric
STEDI Check out professional development opportunities for substitute teachers through STEDI