HS English Language Arts & Reading

HS ELA Northside Literacy Project (NLP/Lit Pro)

July 22 - 25 & July 29 - August 1, 2019

Harlan High School Library

Monday - Thursday: 8:30-4:00 SRN: 261051901
55 CPE hours/Teacher Choice 20 GT hours
NLP is the foundational professional development for all HS ELA teachers new to NISD. The project centers on teaching reading and writing as integrated processes while focusing on a workshop model that supports inquiry and collaboration. The workshop approach focuses on the interaction between students and the texts they read and write. The project emphasizes model lessons, mentor texts, peer conferencing, teacher conferencing, and student independence. Participants will become familiar with Northside curriculum and learn the components necessary to establish the rituals and routines for seamless classroom literacy instruction.

eNgagement Academy 2019

Brandeis High School

Applied English Professional Development

August 7, 2019

A New Year in Applied English: Beginning the Applied English ARC Journey (1st offering) for New Teachers of Applied English
If you are new to teaching Applied English, please attend this important Day 1 Experience.  We will give you an overview of your resources and the curriculum. This day will make the rest of your year run more smoothly and successfully. Teachers should bring their ARC Core and IRLA books that were left on their campuses by the previous teachers.
Time SRN Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 555721901 CPE & TC: 6 


August 8, 2019

What is ARC Curriculum? Applied Teachers United - Years 1 & 2 Continuing the Voyage for Returning and New Teachers of Applied English
We will review key aspects about how to set the classroom culture, conduct data collection, and manage student conferencing. We will also design lessons for the first two weeks of school. 

Teachers should bring their ARC Core and IRLA books.

Time SRN Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 555711901 CPE & TC: 6 

Speech & Debate Coaches

Professional Development

August 8, 2019

Thank you for Arguing: A Book Study for HS Speech and Debate Coaches (Day 2)
This session is Day 2 of a continuing book study for HS Speech and Debate Coaches. Come and join this professional conversation about a text that can stir the hearts of anyone who enjoys engaging in arguments.

Thank You for Arguing takes a deep dive into the art of persuasion beginning with the rhetorical masters leading up to contemporary rhetoric of our times. Participants will learn more about classical rhetoric and philosophy and have conversations to discover how to apply this new knowledge while working with students in today’s world.

After immersion into the text, our participants will shift the conversation to the art of teaching and address the unique challenges facing our courses. We will discover best practices to differentiate within our stacked classes while ensuring that we meet the individual needs of all learners in both the competitive and non-competitive events in the course. The text will provide the foundation for discussion as we examine the higher order thinking skills students need to tap into when involved in speech and debate competitions.

Our conversation will focus on chapters 5-10 of Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs. In order to participate fully, bring your copy of the book and your iPad. Any HS Speech and Debate Coach can attend this session even if you were not able to participate in the Day 1 book study.
Time SRN Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 555751901 CPE & TC: 6 


Journalism Sponsors

Professional Development

August 8, 2019

HS Journalism: Bobby Hawthorne Workshop
This session will focus on the issues facing student publications programs and solutions for staying current, interesting and relevant. Includes discussions on reporting and writing for all student media. 
Time SRN Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 555841901 CPE & TC: 6