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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Tuesday, August 20 • 10:15am - 11:05am
A21- The Power Of 2 LIMITED

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Over the past several years much has changed in schools.  Federal education laws have raised student academic standards; professional accountability for student outcomes is a requirement--everyone counts; and access to the curriculum is the expectation for all students--it is no longer an option. As these changes have occurred, co-teaching has increased in importance.  As educational personnel strive to meet state and federal accountability mandates to improve the achievement of students with disabilities, schools are exploring various inclusive service delivery models to fulfill the needs of diverse learners. The co-teach model is one effective model allowing general and special educators to differentiate and deliver instruction with assurances that all students have full access to the grade-level expectations of the general curriculum. The purpose of this presentation is to help participants establish a common understanding of various co-teaching configurations and to explain considerations necessary to implement and evaluate an effective co-teaching program. The Power of 2 video provides a comprehensive look at co-teaching as part of the foundation of an inclusive and collaborative school. 

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Gerard Cortez

Director of Special Education, Manor Independent School District
Mr. Gerard G. Cortez is currently serving as the Director of Special Education for Manor ISD. He has been a professional educator for the past nineteen years. Throughout his professional tenure, he has worked in a variety of educational settings and has served as a classroom teacher... Read More →

Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am CDT
  MPACT Sessions A

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