Social Studies

Professional Development Offerings:

  • TEKS/STAAR Analysis
  • Writing Social Studies STAAR Items for Classroom Use
  • Brain-Compatible Learning
  • Content Writing in Social Studies (9-12)
  • Using Children's Literature to Teach Social Studies (K-5)
  • Strategies for World Cultures and World Geography
  • The Teen Age Brain
  • Behavior Management Strategies
  • Successful Social Studies Strategies
  • 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

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Contact Us
Kelly E. Tumy, Curriculum Director
Phone: 713-696-1315

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 coauthoring the Laying the Foundation® Series and being an AP reader and national consultant for The College Board.