October 10, 2017 by HCDE Communications
Harris County Department of Education’s Teaching and Learning Center is gearing up for a year filled with innovative and effective professional development opportunities for educators. The division is hosting headliner conferences and events during the 2017-2018 school year with high-demand presenters, in addition to weekly workshops and customized sessions for area school districts.
Lead4ward: Studying the Parts that Make Up the Whole of Fractions (workshop no. 11623)
Nov. 6, 2017 (Presenter Nancy Crouch)
Is the sum of all your parts not equaling the whole when it comes to the fractions strand of mathematics? What do STAAR items demonstrate about fractional understanding? Get the big picture about fractions in elementary curriculum through concrete, pictorial and abstract thinking.
Writing Strategies for Goal-Directed Instruction (workshop no. 11419)
Jan. 18, 2018 (Presenter: Jennifer Seravallo)
Understand the qualities of good writing, but go beyond writing checklists and tips that tell writers what to do. Instead, learn how to craft explicit, clear strategies for students.
Dyslexia Summit (workshop no. 11455)
Jan. 23, 2018
The Dyslexia Summit dives deeper into strategies, accommodations and evidence-based instructional practices that the general education teacher can use with all students.
32nd Annual Early Childhood Winter Conference (workshop no. 11478)
Jan. 27, 2018 (Presenter: Dr. Becky Bailey)
Attend this one-day professional learning conference and learn easy-to-implement, research-based classroom strategies designed for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade.
Education & Equity: The Pathway to Proficiency (workshop no. 11635)
Feb. 14, 2018
Cultural competence, culturally responsive teaching, rigor, differentiation, building relations and closing opportunity gaps are all addressed in this institute designed for Harris County schools.
Cybersecurity in Education (workshop no. 11713)
March 27, 2018
Network security breaches are on the rise in educational institutions. Districts need to be aggressive in protecting student and teacher data. Learn how districts, teachers and students can understand the liability and legal requirements of cybersecurity as we protect student data and professional reputations.
Digital Discovery Day (June 2018 date to be announced soon)
Join leaders from public and private industry. Explore the newest digital recourses and devoices. Breakout sessions will focus on hands-on experience for immediate classroom relevance.
To register for these workshops or find more, visit www.hcde-texas.org/register and enter date or workshop number or call 713-696-1315.
About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE provides special education, therapy services, early education, adult education and after-school programming. Services are funded by government grants, fees and a local property tax rate of $.005195. For every dollar in local property tax collected, HCDE provides $4.40 in services to the 25 Harris County school districts. HCDE also operates four campuses for students with profound special education needs and adjudicated youth who require a low student-teacher ratio and highly structured environment. One-hundred percent of students served on HCDE campuses are at-risk. The organization is governed by an elected board of seven trustees and has 1,060 employees and 33 facilities, including 15 Head Start centers. More info at www.hcde-texas.org .