MPACT 2013 has ended

The Curriculum & Instruction Department of Manor ISD is pleased to announce MPACT.  Through MPACT, learners will be inspired to impact our students, exchange ideas with other teacher leaders, administrators, and community partners; and learn ways to engage and motivate our diverse student population. This teaching and learning institute is appropriate for all of us because we are interested in "Impacting Student Achievement Through Engaged, Aligned Classrooms."  

We encourage you to arrive early for check in to get your swag bag and to start your day networking with your fellow MISD educators before the sessions begin . Click here to download a pdf version of the full progam for MPACT. It will provide you with tips on how to make the most of your day. Additionally, SCHED Planner is the tool you will use to build your personal itinerary for MPACT. Most sessions are designed for any audience and  sessions are faciliated by your peers and some guest speakers. If you are unsure how to register, watch this video.

Star the sessions that you would like to attend. Choose only ONE session per timeslot. It will be important that you bring your technology since we will not have paper copies available and any updates to sessions and session locations will be available on this site only. Remember to bookmark the mobile app or print your schedule before you come. Dress comfortably as there are some sessions that will be very interactive. Finally, check out all of our participating vendors and exhibitors. Stop by their tables to hear and/or see what they have to offer. You never know what types of goodies you will pick up at their tables or what you may win at the end of the day.  See you at MPACT! 


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Shannon Park

Manor Senior High School
Career & Technical Education Teacher Newspaper and Yearbook Advisor Advanced & Practicum Graphic Design Commercial Phot
Manor Senior High School
I come to MHS with an extensive Graphic Design background, involved in many projects going back over a 25 year career span before becoming a teacher. What I bring to Manor High School is my professional background as a Graphic Designer who is thoroughly keen on industry standards and current computer applications used in Graphic Design & Illustration. One of my most memorable projects was working with a World War II Veteran by the Name of Harvey E. Gann who wrote an autobiography titled, "Escape I Must!". The book was about his experiences as a World War II Prisoner of War in Germany. My role as a designer was to set up all the pages electronically in Adobe InDesign and typeset from his handwritten and typed manuscript. I also designed the book jacket and cover for his book. As I typed the pages and proofread from page to page, from chapter to chapter, I was overwhelmed with emotions, stunned and in awe that Harvey lived to write his story. Harvey Gann was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force on September 14, 1942 and was the only survivor of his B-24 Bomber being shot down over Italy by German aircraft. His plane exploded about the time his chute opened. He was soon captured and became a prisoner of war. The title was befitting of his book, "Escape I Must!" because he escaped from not just one, but four different German POW Camps and risked being shot and killed. It was upon his 4th escape that he managed to finally find his way to freedom with the help of some Russian soldiers. Near the end of this project, after Harvey Gann's book went to press and came back from the printer, perfect bound, hardcover with gold inlay embossing, covered with the book jacket and the smell of new ink, Mr. Harvey Gann himself handed me a personalized autographed copy. I told Mr. Gann that I will forever treasure this book and it was an honor and a privilege to meet him and be part of this endeavor. There truly are some remarkable people in the world. I would love to share this with my students.