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FWISD New Teacher Academy Begins Monday, August 24

Fort Worth ISD’s 2020 New Teacher Academy gets underway, Monday, August 24.

The five-day virtual event is open to teachers new to the profession and/or new to the District (hired after January 1, 2020.) It will offer educators professional learning essentials focused on topics including content, technology, social/emotional learning, equity and much more. 

Registration is open now at

Once registered, teachers will receive a link for accessing the New Teacher Academy courses.

“We are so glad you are joining us on this journey, and we look forward to providing you with support along the way. The offerings and sessions for each area have been designed to provide you with the tools and resources needed to be successful in the classroom,” writes Dr. Marcey Sorensen, FWISD assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning in a recent welcome message to new teachers.  “While the world around us is ever changing, we are forging ahead to prepare for academic success, safety, health and well-being of all students and staff. We look forward to navigating the 2020-2021 school year together!”

The academy’s first two days will cover content, followed by technology on the 26th. Campus Days, focused on campus-based professional learning, are August 27 and 28.

Participating teachers may earn more than 30 FLEX credit hours that will be applied in September. Credit is contingent on the teacher’s complete personnel processing (signed contract) by HCM.

Teachers who previously completed a FLEX course during the ConnectEd summer sessions will not receive credit for the same course during the New Teacher’s Academy.

FWISD’s traditional 2020-2021 academic year gets underway, Tuesday, September 8 with online instruction the first four weeks.

Teachers participating in the academy can access to the content covered August 24-28 through September 11, Dr. Sorenson said.


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