Curriculum and Instruction
Inspiring Hearts and Minds: One Learner at a Time!
Vocabulary & Questioning
UbD and PLC
Traci Clark, Early Childhood Coordinator
MISD Early Childhood Philosophy
MISD Early childhood Center will strive to help each child develop a positive self-concept. While responding to unique needs we will provide consistent, safe, nurturing environment that promotes your child's development in the following areas:
Standards have been established for a quality developmentally appropriate program for your children.
Click here to learn more about our Head Start Program!
The purpose of the Pre-K program is to work with families to provide a complete early childhood program for eligible children who are three or four on or before September 1. Children may qualify based on family income, homeless, military status or non English speaking. Children are provided many opportunities to stimulate learning in all developmental areas; physical, social, emotional and intellectual.
Pre-School Programs for Children with Disabilities
The Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) serves students ages 3-5 years that meet eligibility criteria for one of the disabilities identified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This program also serves ages 0-2 years of age that meet eligibility criteria for a hearing or visual impairment. The PPCD program addresses skill areas such as:
The Gifted and Talented program is designed to provide appropriate educational experiences for those students who demonstrate the ability or perform at a remarkably high level of accomplishment.
State Definition of Gifted: “‘[G]ifted and [t]alented student’ means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:
(1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
(2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
(3) excels in a specific academic field.”
(Texas Education Code Ann. § 29.121)
The window to
recommend students for eligibility of Gifted and Talented services is NOW
The deadline to submit applications is September 30, 2021.
Click here to learn more.
Click here to view the powerpoint presentation from the informational GT Parent Night. (Will be posted September 13)
Click here to view the GT Parent Brochure
Click here for the Mabank ISD GT Handbook
Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
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Most current definition: Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. Adopted by the IDA Board, November 2002. This definition is also used by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2002.
The Curriculum Taught at MISD
Scottish Rite Take Flight Program
*Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel's research and is a comprehensive Tier III intervention for students with dyslexia. The components are phonemic awareness, phonics fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
Click here to view the Dyslexia Handbook.
Links and Recommended Reading
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For Teens and Children
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