Welcome to the Houston Independent School District's Literacy Support Network Wiki. This space will be used as a one-stop workspace for the HISD Literacy Support Network to improve our communication, collaboration, learning, and sharing of literacy and instructional resources.

Use the menu bar on the left to navigate the space. All of our meeting agendas, meeting notes, and resources shared during meetings can be found on the "Meetings" page. All other pages contain additional resources related to various aspects of our work.
Our "public" website can be found on the Houston Independent School District website.

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Literacy Support Network Norms

  • Begin and end on time
  • Silence cell phone / electronic devices
  • Minimize distractions / sidebar conversations
  • Be Present
  • "Vegas" Rules
  • Remain positive
  • Watch air time
  • Respect others opinions / Points-of-view
  • Take care of personal needs
  • Collaboratively solve problems
  • Keep an open mind / suspend disbelief
  • "Park Yer Goats"
  • Have fun as you learn

Literacy Coach Network Blog

HISD Literacy Support Network Blog
  • Zen of Facilitation by hisdliteracy Feb 3, 2009
    During our February 3rd Network Meeting we did a Text-Rendering Protocol on the article The Zen of Faciliation.  We’ve taken the results...
  • Differentiated Literacy Coaching Ch. 2 by hisdliteracy Dec 19, 2008
    In Chapter 2 of our book, the authors state that “a concern for anyone who is incorporating coaching into professional development plans is h...
  • Technology and 21st Century Literacy by hisdliteracy Dec 18, 2008
    In his book “Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms” (Will Richardson), Will Richardson proposes that &ldq...
  • I believe by hisdliteracy Sep 22, 2008
    I had the pleasure of listening to Michael Fullan the author of The Six Secrets of Change. The third secret to change that he revealed was, “...