Secondary Professional Learning

Spring Learning Opportunities in Fort Worth ISD

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Curriculum Close-Up

For Administrators

Leadership Executive Directors and Campus Leaders are invited to attend the second Curriculum Close-Up. The professional learning sessions will provide in-depth information and previews regarding upcoming curriculum and instruction. Each session is 50-minutes.

Attend as many or as few as you need; 1 SBEC credit hour per session awarded. Please sign in for each session you attend so proper credit may be awarded.

Monday, April 15 - CANCELLED

Friday, May 3

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Location: PDC

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

T-TESS Manual & Orientation for Campus Administrators (Mandatory)

A comprehensive overview of DNA Regulation and a customized, in-depth T-TESS & STRIVE professional learning update will be provided for campus leaders who are directly responsible for teacher evaluation. The T-TESS Campus Orientation materials and talking points for Fall 2019 Teacher Orientation will be provided. The sessions support Standard 2 of TPESS; Indicators 2A, 2B, and 2D. Please register on Eduphoria! for your time and date preference. THIS IS A MANDATORY SESSION FOR ALL CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS.

April 24

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

April 25

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

April 26

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

May 1

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

May 2

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

May 3

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

June 11

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

June 12


June 13

8:30-11:30 or 1:30-4:30

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Mandatory Training: T-TESS for New Hires

Participants will learn about the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS). Teachers will have a clear understanding about the new system, the implications for teacher evaluations, and how it will support all in learning and growing as a school community, to ultimately impact our students’ performance.

All teachers new to Fort Worth ISD are required to complete T-TESS training within the first six weeks of employment (whether you attended in a previous district or not).


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Leading All Learners to Mastery: Differentiation with and without Technology

This session will focus on differentiation methods that can be used to meet the learning needs of students who are ELL, SPED, gifted, and /or struggling learners.

Location: Professional Development Center

April 13, 2019

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Texas SBEC: 4 hours

T-TESS Dimensions:

2.4 Differentiation

2.5 Monitor & Adjust



English/Language Arts


This session is designed to provide educators with the core components of the new ELAR TEKS for K-8. Teachers will learn about the new strands, implications for teaching, and information for further development.

April 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.


This session is designed to explore the interconnectedness of the new ELAR Strands Participants should anticipate to join a professional community of learners that focus on the new expectations for the 2019-2020 school year.(Space is limited, so first come, first served through registration in Eduphoria).

May 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

May 16, 12:45-4:45 p.m.

May 20, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

May 20, 12:45-4:45 p.m.

May 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

May 21, 12:45-4:45 p.m.

Lucy Calkins 8th Grade Writing Units of Study Getting Ready for Eng. I

Eighth Grade Teachers will learn how the Lucy Calkins Writing Units of Study Kit for 8th grade can assist in preparing students for the rigor in English I. Teachers will glean strategies to use in the classroom to meet district curricular requirements. ***Each participant will need an 8th Grade Lucy Calkins Writing Units of Study Kit.*** Location McClung MS Library

May 2, 8:30-11:30 a.m. or May 2, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Achieve3000 Sessions

Engaged Literacy Strategies & Achieve 3000

Secondary Achieve 3000 teachers will understand how the Achieve 3000 Five Step Literacy Routine aligns with FWISD Engaged Literacy Strategies. Observe a modeling session on how to implement an Achieve 3000 lesson/Engaged Literacy Strategies. Collaborate and share best practices with colleagues.

Location: PDC

April 25, 5-6 p.m.

Achieve 3000 Reflecting and Preparing for Success Next Year

Secondary Achieve 3000 Teachers will be able to review data from this year's implementation using Achieve 3000 reports and map out action plans for the upcoming year. Identify key benefits and features in the product and develop plans to deepen instructional practices and accelerate student learning. Collaborate and share best practices with colleagues.

Location: PDC

May 8, 5-6 p.m.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Certification Academy 4

Please register for ALL 3 days; must be taken consecutively.

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: FWISD Board Conference Room - 2903 Shotts, 76107

April 27 (Day 1 of 3)

May 4 (Day 2 of 3)

May 11 (Day 3 of 3)

This English as a Second Language (ESL) certification preparation course is for ESL teachers who are currently on permit or teachers who desire to become ESL certified in 2018-2019. According to TEC§29.061 instruction in the program must be delivered by a teacher appropriately certified in bilingual education or ESL.

For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Neal.


8th Grade SSI - Round 1

This training will provide an overview of SSI Round 1 materials. An overview of the curriculum, calendar and resources will be presented by the middle school mathematics curriculum coordinator. Resources will be provided at the end of the season.

Location: PDC

Date & Time: April 24, 5-8 p.m.

Social Studies

World Languages

World Language Symposium

The Riley Center (The 150 Complex)

1701 W Boyce Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76115


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