Innovation, Investment, Inspiration
Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD) encourages innovation and taking calculated risks, by encouraging employees to cultivate growth personally and professionally. Authentic transformation occurs when we nurture positive mindsets, only then will individuals be encouraged to build their skillsets.
Expanding digital learning in our district is a priority. Strategically allocating investments in professional development allows the creation of sustainability within the District. We seek a variety of digital learning professional developments and take advantage free opportunities.
Apple Teacher Recognition
In the Fall of 2016, our district introduced Apple Teacher to our Digital Learning Teams consisting of Digital Leadership Teachers, Library Media Specialists, and Campus Technicians. The investment in these teams consisted of professional development, meeting time, ongoing support, and friendly competition. HCISD’s Campus Technicians were the first team to reach 100% Apple Teacher Recognition!
The Digital Learning Teams worked tenaciously to reach out to additional staff members at the 29 campuses in HCISD. In a few months’ time, there were over 200 additional campus staff members who had earned their Apple Teacher Recognition. The numbers continue to grow as our Digital Learning Teams replicate the district support at the campus level. Inspiring HCISD’s staff is effortless with the use of this systematic team. Additional digital tools used to market Apple Teacher Recognition are Clips and Twitter. Our outreach has expanded beyond our district by globally inspiring others to grow in the field of educational technology.
Innovation, investment, and inspiration supports our staff’s digital learning experience. Moreover, this impact supports our students to attain skills needed to succeed in their college/career pathway. HCISD strives to develop highly effective educators and provide the tools they need to maximize all students’ success.
Teaching and Learning Specialist