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 13, 2018. They will also attend New Employee Orientation prior to beginning on August 13, 2018. 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 13, 2018

Tuesday

August 14, 2018

Wednesday

August 15, 2018

New Teacher Welcome & Breakfast Northwest High School


New Teacher Foundation Training

 

New Teacher Foundation Training

Time on campus with your principal and mentor


 

You will find the August 14 & 15 Schedule here in August.

Thinking Maps Training Dates

June 20, 2018 - Administration Building

July 18, 2018 - Administration Building

July 25, 2018 - 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 21, 2018 - Administration Building

July 19, 2018 - Administration Building

July 26, 2018 - 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.