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Arlington ISD 2017 Summer Institute

It is that time of year to mark your calendars for the 2017 Summer Institute sponsored by the Arlington ISD Professional Learning Department. The institite will be June 7 - 9 and August 1 - 3 with a special EdCamp on July 31. Come one day, come everyday to bask in a myriad of professional learning opportunities including keynotes, featured speakers, breakout sessions, a maker-space and digital den - all with rigor and relevance, student-centered instruction and T-TESS in mind!

 

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The District provides two paid EXCHANGE days (12 hours) for eligible campus professional staff to attend professional learning during non-contract (off-duty) time by attending workshops, conferences, seminars, summer, evening, and weekend learning opportunities. (More...)

 

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Have you been wondering where we get all of our graphics?

Check out Canva.com!! Very user friendly for the "non-designer". They have a very generous usage policy for personal and school use.

 

T-TESS


T-TESS is the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System. It is a new teacher evaluation system for the state of Texas designed to support teachers in their professional development and help them grow and improve as educators.

 
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How can coaching foster reflective transformation in teaching practices to benefit student learning?  This text articulates ways a coaching mindset shift can impact continuous improvement in practices.

Chapter 5 focuses on “Powerful Communication Skills” in which four skills are explored: committed listening, paraphrasing, presuming positive intent /powerful questions, and reflective feedback.

The new teacher evaluation system T-TESS encourages a coaching relationship between the appraiser and the teacher. This text provides a transparent continuum of coaching resources and practice for a novice to skillful educator.


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