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Technology & Teaching Initative

Completion Requirements have been  suspended for 2022-23 school year.

NO DRAWING will be held during the 2022-23 School year

Technology & Teaching Initiative

Part 1: Technology Skills & Integration

Teachers employed by Hudson ISD are expected to demonstrate he/she has the technology skills necessary for today's educational environment.  Identified skills have been divided into five levels and projects have been developed that allows one to demonstrate competency with each identified skillClick here to access an overview of all of the levels, and information on how to claim award if one is selected to receive an award. 

Links to each specific level are located below:

LEVEL I    –  Basic Skills, Presentation, Printed Media, Spreadsheets

LEVEL II   – Videos

LEVEL III  – Communicating with Parents & Students

LEVEL IV  – Interactive Videos

LEVEL V  (Optional)  – Teacher Certifications (Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Clever, SeeSaw, Playposit, NearPod, Edpuzzle, etc.)       

Digibadges (Optional) – Student Engagement

New employees are asked to complete: 
    Level I BEFORE CHRISTMAS BREAK of one’s first year of employment.
    Level II should be completed 
by the end of the third nine weeks of one’s second year of employment.
    Level III should be completed by the end of the third nine weeks of one’s third year of employment. 
    Level IV should be completed by the end of the third nine weeks of one’s fourth year of employment

    At the present time there is no requirement for completion of Level 5. 

Successful completion of each of these levels, earns one a chance to receive a substantial award that can be used to purchase technology equipment or software for use in one's classroom or department.  

When a teacher successfully completes each of the T&T Levels, his/her name is placed into a drawing for a "Technology & Teaching Award".  The amounts and the number of awards presented during each drawing are as follows:
                                                      Level I   - $600...Five (5) names drawn
                                                      Level II  - $700...Three (3) names drawn
                                                      Level III - $800.....Three  (3) names drawn
                                                      Level IV - $1,000...Two (2) names drawn
                                                      Level V - $1,500....One (1) name drawn
                                                      DigiBadge –$2,000…Two (2) names drawn

                                                Total $15,000 Award each Drawing


First drawing  of the year will be on the day classes resume after Thanksgiving Break.
Second drawing will be the day classes resume after our Christmas Break. 

If one's name is drawn, the teacher will be notified by their campus principal or by the instructional technology specialist..  He/She will be given an award certificate and instructions on how to request the item(s) they wish to purchase using the award funds.

                  (1) Technolog Purchase Request Form                              (2) Suggest Price list for commonly ordered items

Part II Yearly Review

Each year teachers, staff, and students are asked to complete an online survey to evaluate the different technology components, services, and needs of Hudson ISD.  The results of the surveys will be used to formulate yearly campus and district plans.

             Evaluation Form – Survey is distributed the first week of May and is open for two weeks.   Participation in survey is totally voluntary.  Data from the survey is used to plan future professional development.

(83% of educators submitted a response)



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