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Prioritized Lever 5:

Effective Instruction

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Professional Development for Foundational Essential Action 5.1

Planning for Mastery

Effective teachers plan with the end in mind.  They examine the big picture and clearly identify what students need to know and be able to do and intentionally focus on outcomes that demonstrate proficiency.  The TRS Planning for Mastery sessions provide an opportunity for educators to collaboratively plan each six weeks of instruction using the TEKS Resource System.  Teachers engage in a half day of face-to-face professional development followed by a half day of implementation support each six weeks.  Participants leave with a completed six weeks planning document aligned to local resources and share best practices for instructional delivery.  The TEKS Resource System (TRS) “Planning for Mastery” is a series of face to face professional development and implementation support for districts and charter systems that use the TEKS Resource System to plan strong learning progressions per unit of instruction.

 

Registration information:

 Interest Form                     Session Flyer                    E-mail for more information

 Math Session Flyer             English-Language Arts Session Flyer     

 Science Session Flyer        Social Studies Session Flyer

Coaching School Leaders – Leading for Instructional Effectiveness

Coaching for School Leaders is designed to support both the principal and principal manager as they coach teachers to refine and enhance instructional practices.  The model of support includes 2 days of face to face professional development implementation planning and 3-5 days of one to one coaching.  Leaders strengthen their instructional leadership through a shared vision of high-quality instruction, develop expertise in classroom observation and practice face to face feedback.  As astute observers of effective classroom instruction, instructional leaders refine their skills on five dimensions of learning and provide effective feedback to classroom teachers.  Customized tools to support campus leaders include the five dimensions of learning tool, core-content checklist, feedback script exemplars, sentence stems for leaders, and teacher tracker tools.  This systemic approach ensures that each lesson is objective driven, rigorous and aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines.

Registration information:

 Interest Form                     E-mail for more information

Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL)

Vetted Improvement Program

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.  The TIL trainings listed below are aligned with many of the best practices described in the ESF:

Data-Driven Instruction

Data-Driven Instruction is a highly effective, research-based training that guides teachers and administrators to spend less time teaching their students what they already know and more time on what their students need. It also answers the questions, “How do I know if my students are learning? And if they aren’t, what do I do? Based on the protocol developed by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo and described in his books Driven by Data 2.0 and Leverage Leadership 2.0, TIL DDI advocates for a deeper analysis of student work.

 

Registration information:

 Interest Form                     Session Flyer                     E-mail for more information

Professional Development for Foundational Essential Action 5.3

Multiple Measures of Data

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.

 

Registration information:

 Interest Form                     Session Flyer                     E-mail for more information

 

Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL)

Vetted Improvement Program

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.  The TIL trainings listed below are aligned with many of the best practices described in the ESF:

Action Coaching

Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL) is designed to strengthen a leader’s skill in coaching school principals as they develop others (teachers) through the See it, Name It, Do It model of practiced-based professional development. Effective instructional leaders observe classroom instruction and successfully identify high-leverage precise action steps that impact teacher growth. Developing teacher expertise through incremental changes in teacher practice has a
tremendous impact on student growth and achievement.

Action Coaching addresses key elements that target powerful techniques that make teaching more effective and the principles of coaching/feedback that transforms teacher practices and enhance student performance:

  • Develop Essential Routines and Procedures

  • Roll out and Monitor Routines

  • Engage every Student

  • Set Routines for Discourse

  • Write Effective Lesson Plans

  • Give Students Opportunities for Independent Practice

  • Respond to Student Learning Needs

  • Facilitate Student Discourse

Registration information:

▶ Interest Form                    ▶ Session Flyer                    ▶ E-mail for more information

Data-Driven Instruction

Data-Driven Instruction is a highly effective, research-based training that guides teachers and administrators to spend less time teaching their students what they already know and more time on what their students need. It also answers the questions, “How do I know if my students are learning? And if they aren’t, what do I do? Based on the protocol developed by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo and described in his books Driven by Data 2.0 and Leverage Leadership 2.0, TIL DDI advocates for a deeper analysis of student work.

 

Registration information:

 Interest Form                     Session Flyer                     E-mail for more information

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Ph: (956) 984-6000

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