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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! 



 

avatar for Brandi Appling

Brandi Appling

Manor Independent School District
Teacher
Manor, TX
I was born in Austin, Texas and my parents brought me to Manor to live. My family and I moved in and out of Manor several times throughout my elementary years. After fifth grade, my mother decided to move us to Round Rock. I attended school there and graduated from Round Rock High School. I met my husband and 7 years into our relationship, we welcomed a beautiful baby boy. His name is Trey and works building fence with his father. When Trey was a 3-year old pre-k student, I volunteered as much as I could so I could be a part of his education. I was volunteering one day and was approached by two ladies who asked me if I had ever thought of being a teacher. I told them that I had always wanted to be a teacher and was influenced by Little House on the Prairie at the age of 5. I also told them that I never had the opportunity to go to college and couldn’t afford it now. These two ladies and I stood there discussing my options and how I could go to school even though I thought it was impossible. I took their advice and began substitute teaching for Manor ISD. Shortly afterward, I began classes at Austin Community College. I graduated from ACC and went on to Texas State University. I graduated in 2009 with a 4.0 GPA and received my Bachelor degree in interdisciplinary studies. I now teach fifth grade at Oak Meadows Elementary School. During my off time, I love to watch reality TV, fish, travel and spend time with my family. We enjoy vacationing at the lake, tubing on the river and going to Schlitterbahn. I enjoy cooking and love to eat! I am very comfortable at this point in my life. My husband and I have been together for 26 years. I chose to teach reading because it is the most important skill to have as an adult. If you can't read, you can't get your driver's license.