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San Antonio, Texas 78212
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To advance the knowledge and practice of teaching and learning to create world-class learning experiences for all students.


To inspire and empower all students to pursue their dreams, we must transform the urban education experience with unrelenting determination to provide equity and access.


  • Every educator will have access to an exemplary curriculum that is continually refined in partnership with teachers based on the social, emotional, academic, and cultural needs of SAISD students.
  • Every educator will embrace a culture of learning by engaging in high-quality, relevant professional development as a practitioner and collaborator.
  • Every educator will move students towards mastery by monitoring learning and adjusting instruction based on collected assessment data.
SAISD Elementary Instructional Minutes

Best practice recommends that instruction in each core content area is addressed every single day to create continuity in learning and language development. Please access the SAISD Elementary Instructional Minutes to see the district recommendations and to access the Dual Language Model and Instructional Frameworks.

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Read Across America

The Literacy, Biliteracy, & Library Media Services are celebrating Read Across America Week! We encourage all to join the millions across the country in celebrating this annual National Education Association event Monday, March 1 – Friday, March 5.

The goal of this event is to show students the joy and value of reading and to build a nation of readers. Please help students discover their own voices and learn from others' voices. In SAISD, we want to place a spotlight on diverse, young authors and their authentic work. This link includes engaging read alouds recorded by our own staff!

SAISD Read Across America Author Spotlights!

Building Engagement

Our current instructional charge is to create a simultaneous online and in-person environment where students will speak, turn on cameras, and interact with teachers and peers to learn content. Building relationships and creating instructional routines repeated every day will support increased engagement. This guide helps provide some tips for doing just that, as well as some recommended digital tools to support blended learning. If we build it, they will come!

Click here to access this book, click here for a brief explanation of the tips, and click here to see a recording of a training with teachers, engaged in learning on the tips.

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Cross-Content Literacy

Looking for ideas that can help increase writing in your classroom? Need support in knowing how to engage students in literacy practices on a regular basis? Check out the K-12 Cross-Content Literacy Strategies Toolkit and ECE Cross-Content Literacy Strategies Toolkit for strategies and tech tools to help your kids be successful!

Graphic Organizers

Here is a treat from the Ed Tech team! 100 designer graphic organizers for use with students.

Add them to your digital journals, slide deck presentations, Seesaw activities, and more! To access, click here.

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