District Wide Professional Development

District Wide Professional Development
Posted on 02/06/2018
District Wide Professional Development

Students had the day off Monday in Nacogdoches ISD, and teachers and staff took advantage of the professional development day to absorb more training.

At McMichael Middle School, the district’s middle school teachers gathered for guidance on working with English language learners. At Nacogdoches High School, Dr. Fred Johnson was on hand for a presentation titled “Proactive Discipline for Reactive Students.”

At the District Support Center, pre-K teachers gathered for Neuhaus Language and Literacy for Young Learners training. An Estrellita Phonics program was presented for bilingual pre-kindergarten teachers.

The largest group of NISD teachers and administrators gathered at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School, where staff from Carpenter, Fredonia and Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary schools were on campus for a “Share Day.”

TJR staff put on 17 learning centers where teachers rotated through the school to discuss a number of education plans and topics.

“Days like this allow teachers to come together for exposure to new ideas and plans,” said NISD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Sami Kinsey. “And, in the case of TJR, it was our own staff coming together to share ideas with peers.”

NISD schedules professional development days throughout the calendar. While some are for programs like those held Monday, other days are opportunities for teachers to plan for their classes.