Houston A+ Challenge

Houston A+ Challenge Our role in Houston-area education is singular and crucial. No other organization exists to seek out the best ideas in education and put them into practice.

Founded in 1997 as part of the nationwide Annenberg Challenge, Houston A+ Challenge is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has supported public school improvement in the Houston area for nearly 20 years. Since our founding, A+ has:
• Trained more than 13,000 teachers and school leaders
• Impacted more than 1,000,000 students across the 62 Houston-area school districts
• Helped launch dozen

Founded in 1997 as part of the nationwide Annenberg Challenge, Houston A+ Challenge is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has supported public school improvement in the Houston area for nearly 20 years. Since our founding, A+ has:
• Trained more than 13,000 teachers and school leaders
• Impacted more than 1,000,000 students across the 62 Houston-area school districts
• Helped launch dozen

Operating as usual

Wondering what services we provide? We collaborate with educators about current, best practices that can be implemented ...
05/21/2021

Wondering what services we provide? We collaborate with educators about current, best practices that can be implemented to support learning for ALL students!

Wondering what services we provide? We collaborate with educators about current, best practices that can be implemented to support learning for ALL students!

There’s nothing more exciting than to see students grow as readers, writers, and problem solvers. Awesome job, Epps Isla...
05/12/2021

There’s nothing more exciting than to see students grow as readers, writers, and problem solvers. Awesome job, Epps Island!

There’s nothing more exciting than to see students grow as readers, writers, and problem solvers. Awesome job, Epps Island!

This is how we show appreciation to our teachers! We hosted a private, virtual comedy show with Comedian Eddie B! Happy ...
05/07/2021

This is how we show appreciation to our teachers! We hosted a private, virtual comedy show with Comedian Eddie B!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week and Happy Friday!

05/06/2021

Here's another leading leader, Instructional District Coach, Patrick Campbell share his thoughts on supporting teachers to assure healthy student relationships post pandemic.

05/06/2021

Listen to Principal Erin Chavez share her what she has implemented to support student learning post pandemic.

We are still learning and discussing topics with other educators leading the path. For our last Chew & Chat, we are high...
05/05/2021

We are still learning and discussing topics with other educators leading the path. For our last Chew & Chat, we are highlighting two leaders for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Tomorrow we will share videos from Erin Chavez and Patrick Campbell as they discuss what they have implemented around topics that are pertinent to student learning after a pandemic.

Thank you for watching our Chew & Chat segments this year and we hope to leave you with some things to consider as we close out the school year.

We are still learning and discussing topics with other educators leading the path. For our last Chew & Chat, we are highlighting two leaders for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Tomorrow we will share videos from Erin Chavez and Patrick Campbell as they discuss what they have implemented around topics that are pertinent to student learning after a pandemic.

Thank you for watching our Chew & Chat segments this year and we hope to leave you with some things to consider as we close out the school year.

Less than 12 hours left in our Spring Into Action fundraising campaign. Let’s cross the finish line to our $2,021 goal f...
04/30/2021
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Less than 12 hours left in our Spring Into Action fundraising campaign. Let’s cross the finish line to our $2,021 goal for Houston educators.
www.houstonaplus.org/donate

Houston educators know how to overcome obstacles, but they need timely professional learning resources to ensure all kids learn at high levels.

Schools are strapped for resources, time and capacity. Houston A+ Challenge exists to fill the void with high-quality pr...
04/28/2021

Schools are strapped for resources, time and capacity. Houston A+ Challenge exists to fill the void with high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders. Professional learning that includes:
💚Tips for creating a welcoming learning environment for all students.
🛠️Tools that equip them with innovative ways to maximize instructional time.
🧠Strategies to teach their students that develop lifelong learners and level the learning after a year of anything but normal.

Give these tools and the gift of relationship-based coaching to educators at a time when they need it most. Will you join our community of donors and make a gift today?

Spring into Action for Houston! A donation today will bring change and innovation to public schools in 2021.

www.houstonaplus.org/donate

#givebacktohouston #houstonnonprofit #springintoaction #texaseducation

Schools are strapped for resources, time and capacity. Houston A+ Challenge exists to fill the void with high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders. Professional learning that includes:
💚Tips for creating a welcoming learning environment for all students.
🛠️Tools that equip them with innovative ways to maximize instructional time.
🧠Strategies to teach their students that develop lifelong learners and level the learning after a year of anything but normal.

Give these tools and the gift of relationship-based coaching to educators at a time when they need it most. Will you join our community of donors and make a gift today?

Spring into Action for Houston! A donation today will bring change and innovation to public schools in 2021.

www.houstonaplus.org/donate

#givebacktohouston #houstonnonprofit #springintoaction #texaseducation

Now more than ever teachers and principals need ongoing professional development so they are ready to educate our future...
04/28/2021

Now more than ever teachers and principals need ongoing professional development so they are ready to educate our future leaders.

Spring into Action for Houston and give these tools today by becoming a new donor or renewing your gifts to A+! Consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact.

Visit www.houstonaplus.org/donate and get involved today!

#givebacktohouston #houstonnonprofit #springintoaction

Now more than ever teachers and principals need ongoing professional development so they are ready to educate our future leaders.

Spring into Action for Houston and give these tools today by becoming a new donor or renewing your gifts to A+! Consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact.

Visit www.houstonaplus.org/donate and get involved today!

#givebacktohouston #houstonnonprofit #springintoaction

We are so thankful for those who donated last week in assuring we are able to impact student learning and teacher growth...
04/27/2021

We are so thankful for those who donated last week in assuring we are able to impact student learning and teacher growth. Thank you!

We are so thankful for those who donated last week in assuring we are able to impact student learning and teacher growth. Thank you!

This spring, teachers across the city are adapting to what normal means now in their teaching journeys. If ever there we...
04/23/2021

This spring, teachers across the city are adapting to what normal means now in their teaching journeys. If ever there were a time for change and innovation in education, it is now.

You make a difference for educators across Houston and provide on-the-job training they need to keep pace with teaching and learning in 2021. Will you consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact?

www.houstonaplus.org/donate

#givebacktohouston #houstonnonprofit #springintoaction

This spring, teachers across the city are adapting to what normal means now in their teaching journeys. If ever there were a time for change and innovation in education, it is now.

You make a difference for educators across Houston and provide on-the-job training they need to keep pace with teaching and learning in 2021. Will you consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact?

www.houstonaplus.org/donate

#givebacktohouston #houstonnonprofit #springintoaction

Houston educators know how to overcome obstacles, but they need timely professional learning resources to ensure all kid...
04/22/2021

Houston educators know how to overcome obstacles, but they need timely professional learning resources to ensure all kids learn at high levels. Especially as they aim to make up for pandemic learning losses.

Individuals like you bring top-notch coaching and on-the-job training to local teachers and leaders.

Will you Spring into Action today to make Houston educators smarter and stronger? Every dollar counts toward our goal of $2,021. Consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact!

www.houstonaplus.org/donate

#givebacktohouston #houstoneducationnonprofit

Houston educators know how to overcome obstacles, but they need timely professional learning resources to ensure all kids learn at high levels. Especially as they aim to make up for pandemic learning losses.

Individuals like you bring top-notch coaching and on-the-job training to local teachers and leaders.

Will you Spring into Action today to make Houston educators smarter and stronger? Every dollar counts toward our goal of $2,021. Consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact!

www.houstonaplus.org/donate

#givebacktohouston #houstoneducationnonprofit

We believe in student choice and student ownership of their own learning. One way to promote this is by incorporating re...
04/22/2021

We believe in student choice and student ownership of their own learning. One way to promote this is by incorporating read alouds. How often do you read to your students?

We believe in student choice and student ownership of their own learning. One way to promote this is by incorporating read alouds. How often do you read to your students?

We know challenges over the past year greatly impact teaching and learning in schools across our city. We also know the ...
04/21/2021

We know challenges over the past year greatly impact teaching and learning in schools across our city. We also know the dedication and resilience of Houston teachers.

We invite you to raise the bar for the professional learning local educators receive. Now more than ever teachers and principals need ongoing professional development so they are ready to educate our future leaders.

Will you Spring into Action for Houston and give these tools today by becoming a new donor or renewing your support to A+!?

Consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact.

http://ow.ly/Flew50EupVc

#givebacktohouston #houstoneducationnonprofit

We know challenges over the past year greatly impact teaching and learning in schools across our city. We also know the dedication and resilience of Houston teachers.

We invite you to raise the bar for the professional learning local educators receive. Now more than ever teachers and principals need ongoing professional development so they are ready to educate our future leaders.

Will you Spring into Action for Houston and give these tools today by becoming a new donor or renewing your support to A+!?

Consider a $5 or $10 monthly gift to sustain your impact.

http://ow.ly/Flew50EupVc

#givebacktohouston #houstoneducationnonprofit

We teach our kids to read. We teach our kids about numbers. We teach our kids to value education and we teach our kids t...
04/20/2021

We teach our kids to read. We teach our kids about numbers. We teach our kids to value education and we teach our kids to love all.

Today we teach our kids history. History that shows justice and to value all mankind. We will continue to stand for equity in education for all kids and we will continue to stand for justice for all.

We stand in solidarity with George Floyd’s family and all victims and families who have experienced inequality. #GeorgeFloyd #JusticeForAll #goodtrouble

We teach our kids to read. We teach our kids about numbers. We teach our kids to value education and we teach our kids to love all.

Today we teach our kids history. History that shows justice and to value all mankind. We will continue to stand for equity in education for all kids and we will continue to stand for justice for all.

We stand in solidarity with George Floyd’s family and all victims and families who have experienced inequality. #GeorgeFloyd #JusticeForAll #goodtrouble

“Student engagement is the product of motivation and active learning. It is a product rather than a sum because it will ...
04/16/2021

“Student engagement is the product of motivation and active learning. It is a product rather than a sum because it will not occur if either element is missing.” ~Elizabeth Barkley

We assure that we share engaging and meaningful lesson ideas with all of our teachers.

“Student engagement is the product of motivation and active learning. It is a product rather than a sum because it will not occur if either element is missing.” ~Elizabeth Barkley

We assure that we share engaging and meaningful lesson ideas with all of our teachers.

JEN! 11/31 of my students got 100% on the unit test (The unit test was made of released STAAR questions aligned to the S...
04/14/2021

JEN! 11/31 of my students got 100% on the unit test (The unit test was made of released STAAR questions aligned to the SE’s in the unit of study) for exponential functions! No student got less than 60%...So proud of them-thank you for all your coaching and resources! ~Algebra 1 Teacher, Spring Woods Middle School, Spring ISD

JEN! 11/31 of my students got 100% on the unit test (The unit test was made of released STAAR questions aligned to the SE’s in the unit of study) for exponential functions! No student got less than 60%...So proud of them-thank you for all your coaching and resources! ~Algebra 1 Teacher, Spring Woods Middle School, Spring ISD

Our partnership with ILT Orem MS is growing stronger. Teachers understand the value and have implemented independent rea...
04/09/2021

Our partnership with ILT Orem MS is growing stronger. Teachers understand the value and have implemented independent reading time for all students.

“I know you are providing a service, but I am so appreciative of you. It’s good to know we are aligned with our thinking. “ K. Williams

Our partnership with ILT Orem MS is growing stronger. Teachers understand the value and have implemented independent reading time for all students.

“I know you are providing a service, but I am so appreciative of you. It’s good to know we are aligned with our thinking. “ K. Williams

Have you signed up for the STAAR module?? If not, there’s still time to register for a session to learn and collaborate ...
03/25/2021

Have you signed up for the STAAR module?? If not, there’s still time to register for a session to learn and collaborate with other teachers and a Houston A+ coach!

Contact us at [email protected] for details.

Have you signed up for the STAAR module?? If not, there’s still time to register for a session to learn and collaborate with other teachers and a Houston A+ coach!

Contact us at [email protected] for details.

Happy Spring! We have more spots available for our private comedy show with Eddie B. Sign up today to attend any of our ...
03/22/2021

Happy Spring! We have more spots available for our private comedy show with Eddie B. Sign up today to attend any of our upcoming workshops and you will receive a complimentary ticket. Don't miss out!

Happy Spring! We have more spots available for our private comedy show with Eddie B. Sign up today to attend any of our upcoming workshops and you will receive a complimentary ticket. Don't miss out!

We are so excited for all educators for this well-deserved break! We’ve decided to add to the excitement! Contact us tod...
03/12/2021

We are so excited for all educators for this well-deserved break! We’ve decided to add to the excitement!

Contact us today at [email protected] to sign up for our STAAR Test Prep workshop and you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to a virtual comedy show with Comedian Eddie B.!!

First come, first serve, so don’t miss out.

Happy Spring Break!

We are so excited for all educators for this well-deserved break! We’ve decided to add to the excitement!

Contact us today at [email protected] to sign up for our STAAR Test Prep workshop and you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to a virtual comedy show with Comedian Eddie B.!!

First come, first serve, so don’t miss out.

Happy Spring Break!

It’s here!! We are still offering our STAAR Test Prep Workshop!Contact us today at info@houstonaplus.org to sign up!
03/12/2021

It’s here!! We are still offering our STAAR Test Prep Workshop!

Contact us today at [email protected] to sign up!

It’s here!! We are still offering our STAAR Test Prep Workshop!

Contact us today at [email protected] to sign up!

Since it's International Women's Day, we feel the need to highlight some leading women in education. We salute all women...
03/08/2021

Since it's International Women's Day, we feel the need to highlight some leading women in education. We salute all women today and everyday!

"When women are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous." ~Michelle Obama

Since it's International Women's Day, we feel the need to highlight some leading women in education. We salute all women today and everyday!

"When women are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous." ~Michelle Obama

Our Math coaches recently collaborated with Aldine's Mathematics coaches from 13 middle school campuses. The learning th...
03/04/2021

Our Math coaches recently collaborated with Aldine's Mathematics coaches from 13 middle school campuses. The learning that took place will allow these content specialists to coach and provide professional learning and best-in-class practices to push thousands of students forward. Way to go Aldine ISD!

Our Math coaches recently collaborated with Aldine's Mathematics coaches from 13 middle school campuses. The learning that took place will allow these content specialists to coach and provide professional learning and best-in-class practices to push thousands of students forward. Way to go Aldine ISD!

03/02/2021

Today we celebrate Read Across America Day!

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Happy Valentine's Day!! #gratitude #donorlove
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day!! #gratitude #donorlove

Happy Valentine's Day!! #gratitude #donorlove

Think of us when you shop for your special someone or treat yourself this Valentine's Day. AmazonSmile gives a portion o...
02/11/2021

Think of us when you shop for your special someone or treat yourself this Valentine's Day. AmazonSmile gives a portion of eligible purchases when you designate Houston A+ as your charity! Select us in the Amazon app settings or on your smile.amazon.com homepage!

Think of us when you shop for your special someone or treat yourself this Valentine's Day. AmazonSmile gives a portion of eligible purchases when you designate Houston A+ as your charity! Select us in the Amazon app settings or on your smile.amazon.com homepage!

Matt Barnes and Scott Van Beck from The Education Game invited our math coach, Jen Mascheck, to speak to their parents a...
02/04/2021
"I Don't Hate Math, Mom!" - Jen Mascheck, Math Specialist and Coach

Matt Barnes and Scott Van Beck from The Education Game invited our math coach, Jen Mascheck, to speak to their parents about how to encourage and coach students as problem solvers.

The podcast/video provides some practical strategies for parents around creating persistent, resilient learners as well as ways to find connections within mathematics and other disciplines students study across disciplines.

Click on the link below to hear their conversation.
https://youtu.be/582xTE6pyNU

Jen Mascheck has coached hundreds of math teachers impacting thousands of kids through her work at Houston A+ Challenge, the Houston area's premier teacher training organization. Now she offers her expertise so your child never says, "I hate math!"

Jen Mascheck has coached hundreds of math teachers impacting thousands of kids through her work at Houston A+ Challenge, the Houston area's premier teacher t...

It’s here and we have made some changes. Contact us today to learn more about our virtual test preparation professional ...
01/28/2021

It’s here and we have made some changes. Contact us today to learn more about our virtual test preparation professional development.
#staar #testprep #teks #staartest

It’s here and we have made some changes. Contact us today to learn more about our virtual test preparation professional development.
#staar #testprep #teks #staartest

Address

2700 Southwest Fwy, Ste B
Houston, TX
77098-4607

General information

Houston A+ Challenge is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has supported public school improvement in the Houston area since 1997.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(832) 519-9590

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Since 1997, Houston A+ Challenge has developed the vision, expertise, and networks required to strengthen our local public schools, test innovative educational practices and connect educators to the public and each other. Our menu of programs evolves annually to meet the needs of Houston’s public school students, but within a framework defined by two strategies: • Strengthen: Advancing next practices through advising, coaching and professional development - We work with public schools to strengthen instruction and leadership through consulting, on-campus coaching, leadership academies, professional development workshops, and more. Rooted in research, guided by best practices and led by a team of in-house subject matter experts, we help today’s schools and practitioners meet the diverse needs of Houston area students. Houston A+ Challenge consultants and coaches disseminate the knowledge gained by the organization through nearly 20 years of practice in the city’s schools, and we adjust our solutions to meet the needs of each school, educator and student. Our ultimate goal is for Houston-area schools to graduate students who are authentic readers, writers and problem solvers with the character skills to achieve their dreams. • Connect: Convening people around ideas - We convene educators and thought leaders to learn from peers and experts through a wide array of publications and events, fostering critical conversations about public education’s needs, goals, trends and achievements. Programs such as our Chevron Speaker Series, panel discussions and networking events, as well as our engagement in policy development and interpretation, are among the ways we call together city leaders, philanthropists, researchers, policy-makers, school and district leaders, educators and parents to discuss and solve the most pressing issues we face in educating Houston’s 1,252,660 students.

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