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Professional Learning

New Hire Highlights

Recommendations for Teachers New to Katy ISD

Teachers new to Katy ISD are welcome and encouraged to attend summer professional development. Teachers may choose from available sessions based on needs and instructional assignment. However, the following training opportunities are especially encouraged for new hires. 

​Project CRISS 
July 8-9, 8:30-3:30
Secondary English Language Arts
Junior High and the New ELA Standards
June 5-6, June 18-19, or July 23-34

Supporting Gifted Learners in the Reading Language Arts Classroom 
June 12, 2019

Learning by Doing: Skills, Structures, and Strategies in the ELA Classroom
June 20 or July 30

Summer Literacy Academy with Allison Marchetti 
June 25-26
Secondary Science
Inquiry: What’s It All About 
June 4, 8:00-9:30

Claims, Evidence and Reasoning (CER): Developing Scientific Explanations  
June 4,  8:00-11:00

Student Driven 5E’s: Exploring and Explaining 
June 4, 12:30-2:00

Incorporating Reading and Writing in the Science Classroom 
June 4, 12:30-2:00

Creating Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) to Enhance Learning in Science
June 4, 2:15-3:45

Special Education Tool Box 
June 5, 9:45-11:15 

It’s All About Student Processing: Making Use of Interactive Student Notebooks June 5  12:30-2:00 
Secondary Social Studies
Lone Star Government from Law-Related Education (LRE)
June 10-11 (Must attend both days) 

Social Studies Conference Sessions, June 10
  • Reading to Learn in Social Studies (HS)
  • Reading to Learn in Social Studies (JH)
  • Engaging Special Populations in On-Level Reading
  • Walk the Walk with Doable Differentiation
  • From Civil Discord to Civil Discourse
  • Hieroglyphic History: Access to HOTS through Images
  • ESPN--It's Not Just for Sports! Analysis & Writing Through the ESPN Lens
  • The Write Stuff: Low Prep and High Impact
  • Incorporating Movement and Games In the Social Studies Classroom
Social Studies Conference Sessions, June 11
  • Think About It: Supporting Critical Thinking in Social Studies (am)
  • Intervention in the Social Studies Classroom (pm)
  • Exploring Depths of Knowledge
  • Controversial Issues in the News: Close Up 
  • Explore the World: Integrating VR with Nearpod
  • See It, Say It, Know It
  • Fundamental Five Workshop
  • Academic Conversations and Writing
  • Teaching with the Big Brain Ideas
Gifted and Talented
30 Initial Hours of GT Training 
New Teacher Technology Academy
July 31

Creating Assessments in Aware at iCamp
Canvas at iCamp (requires a Katy ISD login)
Google Drive at iCamp
Office365 at iCamp
SMART at iCamp
iPads at iCamp
Chromebooks at iCamp

TEA District"A"  Rating
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