Professional Development Update

Hallsville ISD

February 12th Follow-Up

Thank you for making our professional development day on Friday, the 12th such a success! The feedback has been very positive. We want to especially thank the facilitators. Your leadership and expertise really helped us stay on track! Keep reading for information on PD dates to come.


Flex Days

Our 2016-2017 calendar has now been approved!

As you review it, you will see that there are 4 flex days at the beginning of the year. For the 16-17 school year, flex days will work like our retreat comp days---Each certified teacher who is on a 187 day contract will need to attend four professional development days or work days prior to our first day to report to work in the fall (August 15th for all returning staff).

Examples of sessions that will apply for flex days are:

  • Curriculum writing
  • Assessment writing
  • GT training - in district or AP institute training
  • HISD professional development sessions

An approval process will be available to submit for:

  • Region 7 workshops

  • Graduate coursework
  • Professional development applicable to your position
  • Work days

There will be a process for submitting flex day information to your campus principal. This process will be communicated in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we hope that knowing the types of days that you can use will be helpful to you.

HISD Mini-Conference 2016

It's time to plan for our second annual mini-conference! We are calling for session proposals. The categories we are looking for this year are:

  1. Classroom Management/Behavior
  2. Instructional Technology
  3. Content Specific Areas
  4. PLC Concepts
  5. Instructional Best Practices

Submit your proposal through the link below. Be sure to send a copy to yourself so that you will remember what you submitted! We can't wait to see everyone's great ideas!