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February PLS Session Descriptions

  As the second semester gets into full swing, our session offerings will continue to recognize the experience and expertise you are bringing, and ask you to engage in more challenging learning experiences. The overarching theme of the month is increasing the amount of processing that you are asking students to do in a given … Continue reading

Alumni Spotlight – Kristian Lenderman

Kristian Lenderman is an alum of the Teaching Excellence program, now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching at Relay GSE.                                 When did you complete the Teaching Excellence program? May 2014 Where do you teach now and what is your … Continue reading

Repost: 3 Tips for Preparing for the PPR

Written by Ronda Powell, TE Manager of Certification/Operations As our 2014-15 cohort gears up to take the PPR this month, we wanted to repost an old favorite from the past two years.  Our next Teaching Excellence professional learning event is this Saturday and the date for registering and taking the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities … Continue reading

November PLS Course Descriptions

                                  Welcome to November! A month of challenges, assessments, growth (on the part of both teachers and students), and well-earned time with those we care about. In a few short week’s we’ll be coming back together for our November … Continue reading

Campus Spotlight – KIPP Sharpstown

Did you know KIPP Sharpstown is dedicated to providing fine arts opportunities to their students? Take a tour of the campus with Rebeka! What is your name? What is your role on campus? Rebeka Solis, and I teach 6th grade science at KIPP Sharpstown.                       … Continue reading

Campus Spotlight – YES Prep Southeast

Enjoy taking a tour of the YES Prep Southeast campus as part of our campus spotlight series! What is your name? Jeremiah Stones What is your role on campus? Music teacher                     What neighborhood is your school in? Pasadena Describe your campus culture in three words. … Continue reading

Campus Spotlight – Spring Branch Hollibrook Elementary

We are excited to see all of the incredible work our new 2014-2015 cohort is accomplishing daily in the classroom! We are equally excited to continue in our Campus Spotlight series and introduce you to various campuses around Houston that our Teaching Excellence teachers are working in. Julianna Parra was part of our 2013-2014 cohort … Continue reading

October PLS Course Descriptions

Thank you for joining us at the September PLS! We received many kind words about how your feedback was implemented, so we hope you kept the feedback coming so that we can continue to be responsive. For example, a few teachers requested that we include a “Materials Needed” section in the course descriptions. Below are … Continue reading

PLM Requirements and Overview

TE Hub Link: https://gm1.geolearning.com/geonext/yesprep/login.geo Requirements: All teachers seeking certification and/or TE Program completion must complete: A total of 21 hours’ worth of Professional Learning Modules All five (5) of the “Priority” PLMs Brain-Based Learning Diversity and Multi-Cultural Education Human and Child Development Questioning Strategies Special Populations and Co-Teaching Any hours not completed by the “Priority” … Continue reading

September 2014 PLS Session Descriptions!

We here at Teaching Excellence are incredibly excited for September 20, when our entire cohort is together for the first time since Induction. In addition to time in your content teams, teachers will also receive a session on increasing Urgency in classrooms as well as a skill-based session of their choosing. Below are some short … Continue reading

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