The focus on developing students that are Ready for Tomorrow, has continued to be a goal for our students, and can be observed through our focus on integrating technology, engaging students in instructional opportunities that focus on higher level thinking, problem solving skills, and cooperative learning.
Our instructional model is based on Fundamental 5 practices. Teachers and school leaders have received extensive training in Fundamental 5 and are working to implement it with increased fidelity. Teachers participate in weekly PLCs to reflect on instructional practices, build a deeper understanding of grade level content, and improve the implementation of high yield strategies.
In grades kindergarten through third, all teachers have been trained in the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) through the Texas Reading Academy. The Early Literacy Coach provides frequent modeling, feedback, and coaching to help teachers improve instruction and monitor student progress.
Project Based Learning is a district initiative that has been phased in to ensure that students are able to utilize their knowledge to apply problem solving skills to present their learning in real world applications.
Technology plays a critical role in all learning processes. Our district provides iPads for each Kinder-5th grade student. Students are taught to use a variety of resources for learning from supplemental programs to productivity apps that include word processing, dynamic presentations, digital portfolios, video creation, and more. K-2 teachers and students utilize Mclass to provide assessment data and literacy based skills for independent student practice.
The Gifted/Talented Program is a pullout program for third through fifth graders. For the 22-23 school year, students will meet with the GT teacher for an hour once a week for instruction and learning experiences.
All students participate in physical education, art, and music weekly. All students participate in rhythms once a week, in which our specials teachers integrate movement with rhythm. All students have access to the library and participate in classes once a week. All students have access to the counselor as needed and through scheduled group classes at least monthly.
NBISD is a one-to-one technology district - all of our students have an iPad for instructional use. Teachers are provided ongoing professional development opportunities to integrate technology in their classrooms, and district technology integration specialists are available to coach teachers and assist with lesson planning and delivery.
At Seele Elementary, we provide opportunities for students to learn, develop, and succeed. Our academic programs are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The TEKS are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do. This includes:
- English Language Arts and Reading
- Gifted and Talented
- Social Studies
- Languages Other Than English
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Fine Arts
- Spanish Language Arts and English as a Second Language
- Special Education
We're proud of our A Accountability Rating
Our other Distinction Designations:
- Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
- Academic Achievement in Mathematics
- Academic Achievement in Science
- Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth
- Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps