Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

Barbers Hill Professional Development LogoBarbers Hill ISD professional development opportunities are now listed in Eduphoria! This site allows you to search for and register for sessions with ease. It also tracks your professional development, so you can access your records at any time.

Session information is accurate as of the date posted. Sessions, dates, and times are subject to modification as changes occur. Sessions are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient pre-registrations received. New sessions will be added as they are scheduled. Check back often. 

Course Offerings and Registration

To view professional development opportunities being offered by BHISD, or to register for a particular session, follow the step-by-step instructions to navigate through Eduphoria.

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your email address
  3. Click on 'Workshop' on the left-hand side of the screen
  4. Search for courses by 'Date and Time', 'Category' or 'Credit Type'
  5. Select option under 'Date and Time', 'Category' or 'Credit Type'
  6. A list of courses will be displayed
  7. To register, click the 'Register' button in the toolbar

You will receive an email confirming your registration. If the course is full, you will be registered with pending status and if an opening occurs you will be automatically enrolled and notified via email.


  • You will receive a survey reminder message two days after the course is complete. You have seven days to complete the survey.
  • You will NOT receive credit or be able to access your certificate until your survey is completed.

How to Register for a course (PDF)


Professional Development Calendar

Exchange Day Procedures

Credit for Attendance

Credit for Attendance

Certified provider: Barbers Hill ISD is a TEA-certified provider of professional development training.

Scheduled in-service days: sessions offered during scheduled in-service times may offer CPE hours, but will not be available for exchange purposes unless otherwise noted.

Technology-sponsored sessions: certain technology-sponsored sessions may (with principal approval) qualify as exchange hours.

Responsibility of individual: It is the responsibility of the individual employee to ensure he/she has enough hours for exchange days or make up days, or enough CPEs for certification purposes. No one should depend on a single provider for the required hours. While every effort is made to ensure a variety of training opportunities, there is no guarantee that any course or courses published for presentation by BHISD will meet your individual requirements.

Educator Resources

Sheltered Instruction Training Series

Sheltered instruction is an instructional approach that uses various strategies to ensure that grade-level instruction provided in English addresses both content and language objectives. Through sheltered instruction, students master the required essential knowledge and skills and become pro­ficient in the English language.

Teachers who successfully complete the Sheltered Instruction Training Series through the TEA Gateway courses earn a total of 20 CPE hours.

Upon successful completion of each course, you will be prompted to generate and save a course completion certificate. As a general rule, those who complete the training series will earn the following seven (7) certificates:

1.     ELL Foundations: Second Language Acquisition (1 certificate)

2.     ELL Foundations: Guidance and Support for ELLs (1 certificate)

3.     ELL Foundations: Effective Instructional Strategies and Routines (1 certificate)

4.     ELL Foundations: Assessment and Data-Driven Instruction (1 certificate)

5.     ELPS Academy (1 certificate)

6.     Implementing the ELPS (subject area of your choice, 1 certificate)

7.     ELL Instructional Videos (subject area of your choice, 1 certificate)

The following Sheltered Instruction Training Series checklist can be downloaded, printed, and used to help track your completion of sheltered instruction training.

Sheltered Instruction Training Series Checklist (PDF) 

Once teacher have completed all courses, they will submit copies of each certificate to the office of the Bilingual/ESL Coordinator, Natasha Holden, to obtain a Barbers Hill ISD Sheltered Instruction certificate.  If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Holden directly.

Have Questions?

Sandra Duree
281-576-2221 ext. 1251

Tammi Prothro
281-576-2221 ext. 1345