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Katy Independent School District

Professional Learning

New Hire Highlights - Elementary

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 

Elementary Language Arts/Social Studies

Discovering Reading and Writing Workshop K-5
June 18-20  
Nuts and Bolts of Reading and Writing Workshop K-5
July 24 and 25

Phonics K-2: Learn What You Need to Know So You and Your Kids Soar!
June 11, 12 or 13
July 23, 24 or 25

Primary Guided Reading K-2
June 11-13

Handwriting Without Tears K-3
June 25 or July 23

July 16, 17, or 18

Word Study 3-5
June 26 or 27
July 24 or 25

Kindergarten Report Card – Level 1
June 17 or 20

PreK Palooza
July 30 and 31

Literacy City K-5
June 5 and 6

eCourse: An Overview of Balanced Literacy
eCourse: Elementary Social Studies Resources

Elementary Math/Science

K-2 SPARK Labs 
June 4, June 19

3-5 SPARK Labs
June 3,  June 20 

K-2 Picture Perfect STEM
June 5

3-5 Picture Perfect STEAM in AM/Choice sessions in PM
June 6

K-2 Math Institute (2 Days)
July 15-16

July 17-18
3-5 enVision/STEMScopes
July 9

K-2 enVision/STEMScopes
July 9


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


Strategies for Struggling Learners (Part 1 and 2)
July 18, 8:30AM-11:30AM and 12:30PM to 3:30PM

Gifted and Talented

30 Initial Hours of GT Training 


TEA District"A"  Rating
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