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Spring ISD to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New TeachUP Spring Learning Center Sept. 23

HOUSTON - Sept. 9, 2019 - Spring ISD is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new TeachUP Spring Learning Center at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23. Located at 15651 North Freeway in the recently renovated former ITT building, TeachUP Spring opened this summer as a training hub for district teachers and is a visible sign of the district’s expanded commitment to staff development.

“We began offering training sessions at TeachUP Spring this summer for new and returning teachers and were impressed by the many ways that this new facility can be used with our staff to enhance and develop skills that will directly benefit our students,” said Superintendent Rodney E. Watson. “We are excited to share it with our community during this official ribbon cutting ceremony.”

Spring ISD acquired the property last year, opting to save money by working with the existing structure rather than build from scratch. The 30,873-square-foot interior has been renovated extensively, with a large central training space at the heart of the building, branching out to a series of classrooms and meeting spaces for smaller groups and breakout sessions. A dedicated computer lab allows group trainings on software and other district technology systems, while the on-site library and break areas provide additional learning resources and spaces to relax between sessions.

One of the most significant new features is the pair of state-of-the-art simulation classrooms. The two rooms – modeled after Spring ISD primary and secondary classrooms – offer an opportunity for practice and coaching in a realistic environment, right down to the modular desks and classroom furniture. A two-way mirror separates each simulation classroom from an adjacent observation room, complete with a microphone-and-earpiece system allowing instructors in the observation room to offer real-time coaching during classroom simulations.

What: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the new TeachUP Spring Learning Center

Who: Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson, Board President Rhonda Newhouse, and Board Trustees

When: Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: 15651 North Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77090-5903