Texas Music Educators Association, $570 — A statewide music conference that provides teachers valuable transition techniques, engaging activities for students, and greater insight into teaching concepts.
Texas Autism Conference, $700 — A statewide conference on Autism that deepens understanding of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, shares latest research, provides a network of experts, and provides tools and practical approaches to support students.
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SPARK Training, $3,200 — Local training to provide strategies and tips to increase the quantity and quality of physical education/activity classes; and promote the maintenance of physical activity away from class as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Kemah Summer Institute, $8,250 — A comprehensive, brain-compatible writing process that has proven to open up the students’ hearts and bring their writing to life and focuses on deeply addressing all six characteristics of effective writing: organization, word choice, idea development, voice, conventions and focus.
Cavazos Johnny Can Spell, $3,067 — A systematic explicit word study that integrates phonics, spelling, handwriting and vocabulary. It designs instruction for student success, is based on scientific research, aligns with TEKS, and provides effective core instruction that teaches and practices encoding and decoding skills simultaneously and bridges phonemic awareness and phonics to spelling and reading.
Becoming the Best! Best Practices for Better Schools, $8,415 — The National Association of Elementary School Principals conference provides a platform to learn and grow together. The premise of this research based training is to teach and provide elementary school administrators tools to become more effective leaders and impact student achievement campus-wide.
Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, $3,036 — Conference sponsored jointly by the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America and provides valuable tools for teachers to use with their students to encourage a higher chance for success not only for that class, but also for their lifetime.
District initiative online training/student success, $7,000, middle schools — Over the last two grant cycles, KISD received four grants that dealt with utilizing technology to provide staff development and opportunities for students to review classroom lessons. This initiative will work with the KISD curriculum department to identify 10 middle school lesson plans in math/science and develop videos of these exemplar lesson plans.
Source: Killeen ISD Education Foundation