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Katy Independent School District

Professional Learning

Professional Learning Information for New Hires

 All New Hires must attend a New Hire Induction Meeting with Human Resources.  Visit the Human Resources website for more information. 

Welcome to Katy ISD! The following actions will help ensure a smooth and successful start to your professional learning experiences in Katy ISD.


1. Access Eduphoria Workshop to find and register for professional development. 

  • Before receiving a Katy ISD Login: Click here to request a temporary login. You will receive your temporary login through email. Using a temporary login, go to http://www.schoolobjects.com to log in and register for courses as a guest. The following video will show you how to register in Eduphoria Workshop using a guest account: Registering with a guest account. 

  • After receiving a Katy ISD Login: Go to www.eduphoria.katyisd.org to complete profile setup in Eduphoria. Use a Katy ISD computer for your first login. Use category icons to browse for courses, or use the search feature to find specific course titles. Click “Register” in the top-left corner to register for a class.

2. Attend or send proof of T-TESS Teacher Orientation.

T-TESS Teacher Orientation is required for all teachers. New hires who have not received T-TESS Orientation will select one of the following Summer T-TESS training opportunities.  New hires who completed T-TESS Orientation in a previous district will send certificates of T-TESS training to Nicole Zwahr, Professional Learning Coordinator. Time and location information is available in Eduphoria Workshop

June T-TESS OrientationJuly T-TESS OrientationAugust T-TESS Orientation
Wednesday, June 6
Tuesday, June 26
Tuesday, July 10 
Thursday, July 12
Monday, August 6
(AM/PM)


3. Attend optional content and classroom training during the summer. 

New hires are encouraged to attend professional development sessions during the summer. Use the links below for additional information. Remember to register in Eduphoria Workshop! 

4. Attend New Teacher/New Hire Training Week 

The week of July 30-August 3 is dedicated to training for new teachers and teachers new to the district. The chart below lists recommended and required training. Remember to register in Eduphoria Workshop.

SessionRequired/RecommendedDate/TimeLocation
New Teacher AcademyRecommended for New Teachers (New to the profession- experienced teachers new to Katy also welcome.) 
Monday, July 30 - 
Tuesday, July 31
8:00AM-4:00PM
Katy ISD ESC 
6301 South Stadium Lane
New Teacher Technology Academy​
Recommended for New Teachers and New to District
(Sign up for seven individual sessions.)
Wednesday, August 1 
8:00AM-4:00PM
Tompkins High School 
New Teacher District Orientation
 Required for New Teachers and New to District
Thursday, August 2
8:00AM-4:00PM
To be Announced
New Teacher Campus Orientation
Required for New Teachers and New to District
Friday, August 3 
Campus Hours
Assigned Campus


5. Transfer CPE Hours from Previous District

Professional development credit hours may be transferred from previous districts if records were stored in Eduphoria. To transfer hours, contact the previous district for a .wxe file from Eduphoria. Email the file and request for transfer of hours to Candace Jorgensen


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