English Language Arts and Social Studies

We provide customized training and conferences at HCDE or at your location for teachers, administrators and support staff through the Teaching and Learning Center.

Our content area specialists for English Language Arts and social studies are experienced educators who give teachers the training and professional development needed to support academic achievement.

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English Language Arts

HCDE English/Language Arts offers relevant, responsive and research-based professional learning that results in increased student achievement and teacher engagement.

Professional Development Offerings:

  •    6 +1 Traits © National Workshops
  •   Deep Dive in the New TEKS for ELAR and SLAR
  •   STAAR and EOC examinations of released tests
  •   District-Wide Portfolio Systems Traditional and Digital
  •   Connecting TEKS to Quality Assessment
  •   Creating a Successful EOC Re-Tester Class for English EOC I & II
  •   Mentor Text training for all grade levels
  •   Guided Reading training for elementary
  •   What Successful Readers and Writers Do-Elementary and Secondary
  •   Build Your Bookshelf-What Books to read next-elementary and secondary
  •   English language arts Leadership Group Meetings

Campuses can contract for any/all of the following services:

  •   Academic Coaching
  •   STAAR/EOC Success Strategies for grades 1-3
  •   Starting and Maintaining Successful PLC’s
  •   Language Arts/Literacy Teacher Training for Grades 6-12

English Language Arts

Social Studies

Professional Development Offerings:

  •   TEKS/STAAR Analysis
  •   Writing Social Studies STAAR Items for Classroom Use
  •   Content Writing in Social Studies (9-12)
  •   Using Children's Literature to Teach Social Studies (K-5)
  •   Strategies for World Cultures and World Geography
  •   Social Studies Leadership Group Meetings
  •   Project Based Learning--How to Implement
  •   Applying Problem Solving Strategies to Social Studies Content
  •   Classroom Instructional Support
  •   Social Studies Educator Professional Development  

Social Studies

Contact Us

Kelly E. Tumy, Curriculum Director
Phone: 713-696-1315
Email: ktumy@hcde-texas.org


Kelly E. Tumy is the curriculum director for English language arts and social studies for the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in humanities from The University of Houston-Clear Lake. Before joining HCDE in 2015, Tumy served Crosby ISD, Humble ISD and Galena Park ISD. Her achievements include co-authoring the Laying the Foundation® Series and being an AP reader and national consultant for The College Board. Tumy currently serves as president-elect for The Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.