New Teacher Induction 2018-2019

"I'm not saying I'm going to change the world, but I guarantee that I will SPARK the brain that will change the world."

- Tupac Shakur



On behalf of Waco ISD, I would like to welcome you to the Waco ISD Family.  You are embarking on a challenging, yet rewarding experience, and we look forward to providing the support and resources necessary to ensure your experience with the District is a success.

Every educator comes to the District with different backgrounds and experiences.  For many of you, this could be the beginning of your career as an educator.  For others, Waco ISD could simply be a new destination as you continue your career, bringing with you knowledge and experiences that will be invaluable to you and your colleagues.  Others have decided to make a career change and are entering education through an alternative teacher certification program.  The Waco ISD New Teacher Induction program is designed to provide meaningful and practical training and resources regardless of where you are in your educator journey.

Please take a few moments to view the resources on this website.  I look forward to meeting each of you during this years New Teacher Induction program.  Thank you again for choosing Waco ISD and joining us in the challenge to be the "SPARK" to change the world.








University High School Performing Arts Center (PAC)
3201 South New Road, Waco , TX  76706
p. 254.756.1843

New Teacher Induction Map



New Teacher Induction Manual | .pdf

• A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach | view more
   presented by Patti Albright

• Conscious Discipline | Building the Resilient Classroom: view more
presented by Jenny Barkac

Waco ISD Systems Training Materials | NTI Google Drive

Waco ISD Systems

• Handout | .docx | .pdf

Lesson Planning -

• Lesson Planning Instructions | .pdf
• Sample Lesson Plan | .docx

Active Directory -

• Setting up Your Active Directory Account | .pdf

FirstClass - downloads website

• web address -
• Android | server address - (Google Play)
• iOS | server address - (itunes)


Waco ISD Google Apps for Education (GAFE) -


Waco ISD Student Breakdown | Google Sheets