• Classified Learning To Offer Raptor 6, Stop the Bleed Training

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/27/2020

    Learn how to sign in a new visitor at your campus and more at “Raptor 6 Training and More,” a half-day course FWISD’s Classified Learning Department is offering this February.

    Attendees will receive required training on Raptor 6, a new visitors management system used for signing in guests at a campus. Concurrently, Stop the Bleed, training that offers life-saving tips for how to control the bleeding of injured persons in an emergency event until first responders arrive, is also being offered. Both sessions are open to District personnel that manage Raptor for their campuses.

    Training gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Monday, February 3 at the South Hills High School Auditorium, 6101 McCart Ave. Enroll in the course by visiting https://bit.ly/306m292 and logging in using your District username and password.

    For more details, contact Aracely Chavez, Classified Learning executive director, at 817-814-3433 or email Aracely.chavez@fwisd.org.

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  • Inside FWISD -- January 23, 2020

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/23/2020

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    Colleagues,

    In our latest edition of Inside FWISD, you will find information about:

    • McLean Wins Middle School Whiz Quiz: High School Finals Tonight
    • Hands-On Tech Tools Plentiful At 15th Annual FWTC This Saturday
    • FWISD’s TCC South Collegiate Shines As P-TECH Showcase School
    • Kirkpatrick MS’ Leo Vaughns Jr. Among LifeChanger of the Year Nominees
    • Fort Worth ISD Snapshot

    And more stories and information about and for FWISD employees 

    Don’t forget to view stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD blog

     

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  • Flu Cases Steadily Increase in Tarrant County

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/21/2020

    Health Officials Say Shot Prevents Spread of Illness 

    Hurry! There’s still time to protect yourself and your family from the flu with a simple vaccine!flu shot

    According to MedStar, the ambulance service provider to Fort Worth, crews have treated a record number of patients this month with primary or secondary clinical impressions of influenza-like illnesses.

    Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that brings on sudden symptoms such as fever or feeling feverish/ chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuff nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and possible vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Serious complications can lead to hospitalization and death.

    MedStar is currently responding to 11 related flu calls a day, nearly a 50% increase from last month and a 52.3% increase from the previous year.

    Peak flu season generally runs through January and February. Getting a flu shot is the best protection against the illness, according to health officials.

    The Fort Worth ISD has provided steps for flu prevention on its Health Services webpage. Click here for more details. 

    For information on where to get influenza shots in the county, reports and additional tips from preventing flu, visit the Tarrant County Public Health website.

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  • MedStar Offering Free Stop the Bleed Course Saturday

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/21/2020

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    A free Stop the Bleed and hands-only CPR course is being offered by MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the ambulance service provider to Fort Worth, this Saturday, January 25 at its training academy, located at 2900 Alta Mere Drive in Fort Worth.  

    Participants will learn how to control the bleeding of injured persons in an emergency event until first responders arrive and much more. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certificate.

    Pre-register for the course here.

     

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  • Hands-On Tech Tools Plentiful At 15th Annual FWTC This Saturday

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/21/2020

     

    Test out the latest education apps at the 15th annual Fort Worth Technology Conference (FWTC).

    The one-day event, which Fort Worth ISD’s Educational Technology Department is hosting this Saturday offers area educators nearly 100 presentations, sessions and workshops led by local, regional, and national digital-instruction innovators. Also available is an Escape Room that immerses attendees in classroom technologies and a Digital Playground where educators can test out tech tools for enhancing student comprehension. The conference gets underway at 8 a.m. Saturday at Southwest High School, 4100 Altamesa Blvd.

    “We strive to teach technology integration so that the technology is just a tool in the process of learning, not the end goal,” said Dr. Becky Navarre, assistant superintendent of technology for the Division of Academics.

    Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist at Google, will present “The Problem-Solving Generation,” a 45-minute keynote address focused on equipping students with skills for thriving in an ever-changing digital environment. A 45-minute question-and-answer session with Mr. Casap will follow the presentation.

    FWTC admission is free to District employees. The FWISD schools with the most registered attendees will receive a campus prize. Drawings for individual door prizes will take place throughout the conference. On-site registration is $40 for out-of-district participants.

    To date, more than 1,200 participants have registered for FWTC. Participants include educators from 19 other school districts, private schools and higher education institutions. 

    Twelve FWISD teachers are vying for the title of Tech Idol at FWTC. Attendees will participate in a poll that selects the District educator that’s exercised impactful technology integration in the classroom.

    Attendance hit a record in 2019 at FWTC, with nearly 1,110 registrants, and conference organizers are anticipating larger crowds this year.

    Rochelle Horton, principal at FWISD’s A.M. Pate Elementary school talks about how and why she encourages her staff to attend FWTC in a recent episode of FWEdCast, a monthly podcast produced by FWISD’s Educational Technology Department.

    She said teachers are taking more risks presenting before their peers, students and others as a result of attending FWTC. Students are being prepared “for jobs that don’t even exist yet,” Ms. Horton said, and FWTC keeps educators of on the pulse of new technology for engaging students. Teachers leave the conference with knowledge of the new apps and updates that they can utilize on Monday when they’re back in the classroom, Ms. Horton said.

    “The value of receiving free tech … there is an increase of student engagement in the classroom. When teachers go to the conference, they learn new things, they come back and they’re able to use it in the classroom, and you see students are more engaged in learning,” Ms. Horton said on the podcast. “Going to the tech conference gives teachers an opportunity to see it in practice, in application and then be able to come back to campus and replicate that.”

    Register today and get the conference agenda, session catalog and map by visiting www.fwisd.org/FWTC. For additional details, contact the Educational Technology Department at 817-814-3100 or emailing edtech@fwisd.org.

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  • Inside FWISD -- January 16, 2020

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/16/2020

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    Colleagues,

    In our latest edition of Inside FWISD, you will find information about:

    • FWISD Closed Monday In Observance of MLK Holiday
    • Stakeholder Survey Ends Friday
    • Pre-registration for Fort Worth Technology Conference Closes Saturday
    • Free School Supplies, Winter Gear Available at Buzz Back to School Winter Edition Event This Saturday
    • Lowery Road ES First Grader Sworn In As Honorary Fort Worth Police Officer
    • Fort Worth ISD Snapshot

    And more stories and information about and for FWISD employees 

    Don’t forget to view stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD blog

     

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  • UPDATED LOCATIONS Volunteers Needed For Staff Day Of Service January 20

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/15/2020

    The Fort Worth ISD  will host its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Monday January 20. DAYOFSERVICE

    FWISD employees are invited to join the District’s Central Office Leadership, Board Trustees and community leaders for this day of service and community outreach.

    Volunteers are needed to assemble 500 care packages, including hats, gloves, blankets, toiletries and nonperishable foods, beginning at 8 a.m. January 20 at the FWISD Warehouse, located at 4200 Lubbock Ave. At 11 a.m., employees will feed the homeless and distribute the assembled care packages at the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA, located at 1900 I.M. Terrell Way in Fort Worth.

    This year marks the second year for the District’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in which District employees volunteer a few hours to serve Fort Worth’s homeless community. The event is on a federal holiday, and all FWISD schools are closed in observance. The Day of Service is one of two hosted by FWISD throughout the school year. This spring, students will participate in service projects when the District observes its second annual student holiday, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Day on March 23.

    To volunteer for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, register at www.fwisd.org/MLK. For more details, contact Mia Hall, Division of Equity and Excellence executive director at 817-814-2339 or by emailing mia.hall@fwisd.org.

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  • PLI Accepts Proposals For Connected Conference

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/15/2020

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    Fort Worth ISD’s Professional Learning and Innovation Department is accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 ConnectED, an inaugural District conference for teachers designed by teachers.

    District employees interested in presenting at the conference, which will be hosted twice next summer on June 8-12 and August 3-7, are encouraged to submit their proposals to http://bit.ly/proposalsConnectED no later than February 28, 2020Fort Worth ISD Teachers are eligible to earn six FLEX credit hours for the 2020-2021 school year for presenting.

    Conference strands include:

    • Content Deepening/Pedagogy
    • Equity and Access
    • Intentional Integration of Technology Tools
    • Social and Emotional Well Being
    • Teacher Leadership
    • Teaching Best Practices

    Presenters are not required to present at both conferences in June and August or each day.

    Professional learning presentations will be vetted ahead of the presentation for both content and professional learning delivery. Professional Learning and Innovation will serve as the clearinghouse and department awarding FLEX credit hours. The department will also provide presentation tips and tools for presenters who would like to enhance their presentation skills.

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    Organizers say the districtwide conference allows teachers to collaborate and learn from one another. ConnectED will be hosted simultaneously at three locations: the FWISD Professional Development Center, South Hills High School and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Riley Center.

    Multiple courses will be offered ranging from teacher self-care to the latest instructional strategies, according to organizers. Conference participants may earn up to 30 hours of FLEX credit.

    Registration for the conference opens late in the spring semester.

    For more details about submitting a proposal, email pli@fwisd.org and visit www.fwisd.org/pli for more conference details.

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  • NIAAA Taps Langston As Its President-Elect

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/14/2020

    Dr. Lisa Langston, Fort Worth ISD Director of Athletics, will become the next National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association president.langston

    Just a few days shy of the winter break, the NIAAA selected and announced Dr. Langston its president-elect at its 50th annual National Athletic Directors Conference in Maryland. Dr. Langston will start her one-year term as president this December and preside over the association’s 2021 annual conference in Denver, Colorado.

    “I’m humbled by it,” Dr. Langston said. “It’s quite the honor that my colleagues believe in my leadership and the ability to have a vision for our over 12,000-plus organization.”

    According to the association’s mission statement: “The NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes education-based athletics through the professional development of interscholastic athletic administrators.”

    As president-elect, Dr. Langston is responsible for preparing a synopsis of section meetings at the national conference to be presented at annual meetings, prepare section meeting agendas for conference, spring and summer gatherings, chairing a subcommittee developing board goals and handling duties in the absence of the president. Dr. Langston has served on the NIAAA board for two years, most recently serving as an at-large board member.

    For 25 years, Dr. Langston has served as an athletic administrator and she’s been with the District nearly 30 years, serving the first five years as a head girls basketball coach and physical education/ health teacher before becoming an administrator. Last July, she was presented with NIAAA’s State Award of Merit, recognizing her meritorious dedication to High School and Middle School Athletics.

    In 2018, Dr. Langston served on the University Interscholastic League Ad Hoc Committee on Reclassification and Realignment. Also, in the same year, she partnered with the InSide Out Initiative to establish the District’s Coaches Academy which brought together more than 300 coaches for two-days of professional development sessions focused on how coaches and athletic coordinators impact student-athletes. The academy has become an annual event.

    Letters of recommendation written by state and local athletic leaders for Dr. Langston’s candidacy as president-elect described her as admirable, qualified “knowledgeable … and respected.”

    Dr. Langston said that while being selected president-elect is a personal honor, the recognition models the message she shares with athletic coordinators and coaches in the Fort Worth ISD – don’t limit yourself. If she can do it, so can other FWISD athletic coaches and coordinators, she said.

    “I’m not in this position without the District. It starts with the leadership here believing in my leadership,” Dr. Langston said. “Part of being in leadership is influencing and inspiring others.”

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  • Volunteers Needed For Staff Day Of Service January 20

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 1/13/2020

    Fort Worth ISD employees are invited to join the District’s Central Office Leadership, Board Trustees and community leaders for a day of service and community outreach, for its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.dayofservice

    District employees are needed to assemble care packages, including hats, gloves, blankets, toiletries and nonperishable foods, beginning at 8 a.m. January 20 at the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. At 11 a.m., employees will feed the homeless and distribute the assembled care packages. I.M. Terrell Academy is located at 1900 I.M. Terrell Way in Fort Worth.

    This year marks the second year for the District’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in which District employees volunteer a few hours to serve Fort Worth’s homeless community. The event is on a federal holiday, and all FWISD schools are closed in observance. The Day of Service is one of two hosted by FWISD throughout the school year. This spring, students will participate in service projects when the District observes its second annual student holiday, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Day on March 23.

    To volunteer for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, register at www.fwisd.org/MLK. For more details, contact Mia Hall, Division of Equity and Excellence executive director at 817-814-2339 or by emailing mia.hall@fwisd.org.

     

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