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Prioritized Lever 2:

Effective, Well Supported Teachers

Campus leadership retains effective, well-supported teachers by strategically recruiting, selecting, assigning, and building the capacity of teachers so that all students have access to high-quality educators.

ESSENTIAL ACTIONS

1. Recruit, select, assign, induct, and retain a full staff of highly qualified educators

  • The campus implements ongoing and proactive recruitment strategies that include many sources for high-quality candidates.

  • Clear selection criteria, protocols, hiring and induction processes are in place and align with the school's vision, mission, values, and goals.

  • Campus leaders implement targeted and personalized strategies to retain high-performing staff.

  • Teacher placements are strategic based on student need and teacher strengths.

  • Grade-level and content-area teams have strong, supported teacher leaders trained in adult learning facilitation and team dynamics.

  • Preferred substitutes are recruited and retained.

Professional Development

Transformational Leadership  Framework (VIP)

Transformational Leadership Academy is a year-long academy for Principals and Assistant Principals that will develop leaders and transform schools.  Through learning strategies and protocols, participants will develop practical, action-focused planning for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems and practices that accelerate student achievement.  This will help prepare our next generation of principals and district leaders to improve student outcomes.  Campus leaders are placed into Networks of Excellence that are strategically grouped based off of prior year campus performance.  Leaders of campuses needing turnaround are placed with principals of high-performing campuses. 

 

Multiple Measures of Data (VIP)

Multiple Measures of Data is a district-level training that provides on-site coaching and implementation support for campuses and districts.  Participants will understand how data sets intersect in the areas of demographics, perceptions, student learning and school processes to provide a more vivid picture, leading to a more comprehensive root cause analysis and problem statements that lead to effective action.  Participants also learn how to use, and receive coaching in, protocols to make data-driven decisions for an entire school system

 

TIL (VIP)

Practice-Based PD

Texas Instructional Leadership is a program that consists of a suite of trainings intended to foster continuous improvement by helping campus and district administrators grow concrete instructional leadership skills in the areas of observation and feedback, student culture, and data driven instruction.  TIL trainings are aligned with many of the best practices described in the ESF.

 

Instructional Coaching for Classroom Teachers  (VIP)

Region One has created a hybrid model of instructional coaching to support the classroom teacher, reduce teacher variability and increase instructional consistency to ensure all students have access to highly effective educators.  The coaching model consists of 2 days of professional development and 4-10 days of one to one coaching for identified classroom teachers.  An initial campus visit determines the focus of support for the campus and each classroom teacher.  Many of the teachers collaborating with instructional coaches are new to the profession, grade level or in need of assistance.  The coaching process is a five step process that includes the following:

  1.  Initial Needs Assessment and Campus Visit

  2. Job Embedded Professional Development

  3. Classroom Observation and Face to Face Feedback

  4. Monitoring and Follow-up

  5. Evaluation