Professional Development at Schools

KIPP Houston Public Schools is a place where the learning never ends, even for teachers! Our schools provide specific Professional Development (PD) to our teachers in the following way:

  • One week of school-based professional development prior to the start of the school year
  • Department and grade-level planning time built into the school day
  • 90-minute weekly PD sessions at each school
  • Individualized coaching, frequent classroom observations, and feedback on lesson plans
  • Monthly Data Days to dive deep into the data that drives instruction
  • Three school staff development days when faculty enjoy an entire day of PD at their school

In the KIPP Houston Region, we are a Team and Family

Region-wide PD opportunities are a time for us to learn together:

  • Five PD days as a region led by our Academic Team and including sessions such as Love and Logic, Writer’s Portfolio, and Stra-tiques for English Language Learners
  • Professional learning communities based on grade levels and content areas
  • Emerging Leaders and Leadership U courses for faculty in leadership roles such as grade level chairs, department chairs, assistant principals, deans, or members of our Regional Services Team (RST). These optional, semester-long courses equip leaders with critical skills and tools.

Through KIPP Nationally

In addition to collaborating with teammates here in Houston, our teachers have the opportunity to collaborate across the KIPP network with teachers and leaders in our 209 schools nationwide through:

  • Annual KIPP School Summit, a week-long national conference designed to share best practices, knowledge, insights, and curricular support for teachers 
  • KIPP Share, an online community based platform for sharing materials and ideas
  • Content retreats hosted by the KIPP Foundation for specific subject areas

At KIPP, we believe people are our greatest asset and work hard to put people first by providing a competitive salary and quality benefits for our Team & Family.