New Teachers

Welcome to Northwest Independent School District

We are really excited about having over 200 teachers join us this school year! We will strive to support you in every way that we can, so that you and your students will be successful! At NISD, we provide engaging professional learning opportunities that will build on teachers expertise. Our mentoring program is designed to support teachers at all levels so that our teachers are reaching their highest potential and so that we retain our teachers from year to year.

All New Teachers are required to attend Orientation. This date will be communicated to you through the Human Resources Department.

All New Teachers are required to go through Thinking Maps Training. If you have already received this training, you may provide your training certificate for credit. Teachers new to teaching in Texas must attend T-TESS Orientation. For both Thinking Maps and T-TESS training, we highly recommend you attend at the earliest possible training date. Please register in Eduphoria to reserve your spot.

Teachers New to NISD Professional Learning Schedule

Teachers new to NISD will begin working on August 14, 2017. They will also attend New Employee Orientation prior to beginning on August 14, 2017. New Employee Orientation is set up through the Human Resources Department. They will contact you with a date. Please see the new teacher schedule below.


Monday

August 14, 2017

Tuesday

August 15, 2017

Wednesday

August 16, 2017

New Teacher & Mentor time on home campus - a.m.


Curriculum Overview

*T-TESS Updates OR

Thinking Maps

(for those new teachers still needing)

New Teacher Luncheon & Ambassador training

(Report to Northwest HS by 12:00 p.m.)


August 15 New Teacher Schedule
* If teachers have already received T-TESS Orientation and Thinking Maps, then teachers are not required to report on August 16. Visit
Eduphoria for other T-TESS Orientation and Thinking Maps dates throughout the summer or see options below:


Thinking Maps Training Dates

June 28, 2017 - Administration Building

July 26, 2017 - Administration Building

August 16, 2017 - Administration Building


You are required to register in Eduphoria  for Thinking Maps. If you need assistance with this, please contact Paula Taylor at 817-215-0021. If you are already completed Thinking Maps training you must provide documentation of the training.

T-TESS Orientation Dates

June 29, 2017 - Administration Building

July 27, 2017 - Administration Building

August 16, 2017 - Administration Building


T-TESS is required for all teachers that are new to the T-TESS system. You are required to show documentation of successful completion of T-TESS Orientation in another district. You are required to register in Eduphoria  for T-TESS. If you need assistance with this, please contact Paula Taylor at 817-215-0021.