Lobo Welcome Week
All Teachers and instructional professionals new to Little Elm ISD must attend Lobo Welcome Week and participate in Orientation sessions where they are introduced to the district mission, vision, and instructional cornerstones or role specific expectations.
Teachers and instructional professionals who are hired after Lobo Welcome Week will have opportunities to attend online and face-to-face learning events geared towards New Hires throughout the year, or the following school year, depending on hire date. Active participation in New Hire and orientation activities is mandatory and failure to do so could affect future employment in the District.
During Lobo Welcome Week, new famiLE members take part in a number of collaborative events that have become traditions in Little Elm. Despite the changes we undergo regularly in education, and especially in light of today's current realities, traditions are more important than ever.
You will participate in all district sessions via zoom. Session links will be sent to all participants prior to events. The link to Day One's live session with Mr. Daniel Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools can be found in the one-pager linked here: Welcome Week at-a-glance and in the instructor notes once you have registered in Strive.
All campus sessions will be facilitated live with social distancing guidelines in place. Please have a face-covering with you for situations where you may not be able to social distance.
Bring your school issued laptop. The first session begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Supplies, including books and required planning materials, will be delivered to campuses on Monday for those participants who were not able to pick them up from Zellars.
Lunch is provided by the district on Day One only and will be delivered to each campus.
On Day Five, enjoy a treat from the Ice Cream Truck! Drive through the Lobo Stadium between 11:00 & 1:00 for a treat on us!
Day 1 | Monday, July 27 | Report to home campus by 8:30 a.m.
Who We Are | Values, Vision, Mission
Days 2, 3, and 4 | Tuesday, July 28-Thursday, July 30
(virtual sessions facilitated by district instructional leaders, participate from any location, ask your supervisor for details)
Curriculum, Content, & Role Specific Learning
Content Coordinators and Instructional Leaders facilitate sessions strategically designed to prepare you for a successful first 20 days of school.
Day 5 | Friday, July 31 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Lunch 12-1:00 p.m.
Collaboration, Application, & Practice
In addition to practice and application time embedded into all sessions, the final 6 hours of Lobo Welcome Week allow for collaboration between Beginning Teacher and Mentor (if applicable), application of new learning, and time to practice strategies before you try them in the field.
Have questions? Read emails from Amanda Ball (email@example.com) & reach out to your supervisor for clarification about locations, attendance, and participation requirements.