MPACT 2013

Teaching & Learning Institute


Have your ears been burning? I'm pretty certain they have because your great work is the talk in our professional learning community! Either a District Administrator, Principal, Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach, or Teacher has recommended you to serve as a workshop presenter at Manor ISD's first ever Teaching & Learning Institute. By now, you have received information about MPACT, but I wanted to personally invite each of you to submit a proposal, and serve as one of our workshop presenters.

Here's a Snapshot:

  • Our theme is "Impacting Student Achievement Through Engaged, Aligned Classrooms".
  • The Institute will feature a keynote speaker and other special entertainment.
  • The event will take place at on Tuesday, August 20th for all secondary teachers, and on Wednesday, August 21st for all elementary teachers.
  • We are expecting 500 participants each day. This includes all MISD teachers and district personnel.
  • To accommodate 500 participants we need workshop presenters to facilitate a minimum of 20 concurrent sessions, for each of our 50 minute sessions, on both days.
  • There is no monetary compensation, but all presenters & co-presenters will receive 10 Continuing Education Units and other surprise perks.
  • For a diverse mix of presentations, we have invited guest speakers, but want to have a pool of our very own.
  • You can co-present with another colleague.
  • Your session topic can be on any best practices that you want to share with your peers.
  • Don't fret, as a presenter, you will get to glean new ideas by serving as a participant, too.
  • Proposals are due on April 29th.
  • The Workshop Planning Committee will meet with all Manor ISD presenters on May 30th to go over specifics of the institute, components of the presentation, answer questions, etc.

If this sounds like something you will be interested in doing, please complete the proposal form specific to Manor ISD employees. This form can be found on our website. I have listed the link below.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the form, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than welcome to guide you through the process. I hope you will join me in my efforts to make a profound MPACT on the lives of parents, teachers, and students in Manor ISD. The entire Workshop Planning Team is looking forward to reading your proposals.

Felicia Turner

Chairperson of the Teaching & Learning Institute

Link for Manor ISD Proposal Form

Think Tanking

Your session can be on any topic that is going to ensure that teachers are "Impacting Student Achievement Through Engaged, Aligned Classrooms". Here are some samples of sessions that could possibly be presented at the Institute. There is an extensive list of categories located in the Proposal Form and on the Teacher Survey Form.

  • Communicating Effectively with Parents
  • Sensitivity Towards Gay and Lesbian Students
  • Project Based Learning at Its Best
  • Responding to Interventions
  • Understanding the Dyslexic Student
  • Bringing Literature into the K-5 Classroom
  • Research: A Sea of Possibilities
  • Finding Balance & Taking Care of Self

"Impacting Student Achievement Through Engaged, Aligned Classrooms"

MPACT 2013 Planning/Workshop Committee

Claudia Acevedo, Curriculum & Instruction

Chrysta Carlin, Curriculum & Instruction

Alejandro Gongora, Principal of Oak Meadows Elementary

Christopher Fancher, Instructional Coach at Decker Middle School

Roel Hinojosa, ESL/Bilingual Director

Daniel Horn, Instructional Coach at Oak Meadows Elementary

Renee Setser, District Instructional Technologist

Felicia Turner, Curriculum & Instruction