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Professional Development


Writing the Exemplar: Preparing Teachers to Effectively Monitor Student Work

June 8, 2022  |  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)
This session provides instructional leaders with an overview of how to unpack a TEKS (into knowledge and skills) and then create an exemplar for a student work product that encompasses all of the knowledge and skills that would need to be present in order for a student to demonstrate mastery.  This process can be replicated in PLCs with teachers, and will set teachers up to effectively monitor student work and give students immediate feedback.  Learn more and register here.


Instructional Coaching Bite-Size Learning:
Pre-observation and observations
June 8, 2022  |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)
Learn strategies for building a collaborative coach-teacher relationship, structures for the pre-observation meeting, and ideas and forms for collecting quality evidence during instructional observations. Learn more and register here.
Instructional Coaching Bite-Size Learning:
Setting Instructional Coaching Goals
June 15, 2022   |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)
Learn how to work shoulder-to-shoulder with teachers during the post-observation conference to identify mutually agreed upon coaching goals based on teacher instructional practices and student needs. Learn more and register here.
Instructional Coaching Bite-Sized Learning:
Instructional Coaching Cycle
June 29, 2022  |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)
Learn how to organize coaching into cycles to help you create a structure for yourself and your teachers. During this session, we will identify the structure of small group and one-on-one coaching cycle. Learn more and register here.

Instructional Coaching Bite-Sized Learning:

Providing Models of Expert Teaching to Support Implementation of Coaching Goals

July 13, 2022  |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)

Teachers need to see effective instruction in action. Modeling is one way to show a teacher how to implement a specific strategy. By modeling lessons that make teaching and learning visible, coaches help teachers build a vision of effective instruction. Learn processes to make your model teaching a collaborative one-on-one professional development opportunity. Learn more and register here.


Instructional Coaching Bite-Sized Learning:
Principal and Instructional Coach Relationship
July 20, 2022  |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)
Learn strategies and explore tools to build a collaborative partnership of professional development between principal and instructional coaches. Learn more and register here.
Instructional Coaching Bite-Sized Learning:
Coaching Adults
July 27, 2022  |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)
Teachers of all levels of experience and expertise can benefit from instructional coaching, but engaging and motivating adult learners can be challenging. This session will explore strategies for developing, engaging, and empowering teachers.  Learn more and register here.





The Art and Science of Coaching and Teaching with HQIM

These digital tools are available to all educators at no cost through TEA’s Texas Home Learning.


What Is HQIM in Reading/Language Arts?

June 15, 2022  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Virtual Zoom Session)
In this session, the presenters will describe and define Reading/Language Arts High Quality Instructional Materials and how to use them to benefit all learners. Learn more and register here.



Coaching Unit and Lesson Internalization

June 21, 2022   |  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)

The district has adopted a new scripted curriculum! Having high quality instructional materials is pivotal in ensuring that students receive the instruction that they need and deserve. Having a scripted curriculum can also bring new challenges as each one has its own format, structure, and pacing. In this session leaders will learn a process to coach the teachers they manage on unit and lesson internalization to ensure high quality instruction for all students. Learn more and register here.



Do the Right Thing: Educating Every Child through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

June 28, 2022  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)


Did you know that poor children and those of color are far less likely to be taught by qualified teachers - no matter how the term “qualified teacher” is defined?  (Center for Teaching Quality)


Studies consistently show that teachers have a strong impact on student growth, and the way that students feel about their own potential for success.  This interactive session will provide instructional leaders, coaches, and teachers with research-based, key elements that powerfully impact student success, and can be implemented immediately into the instructional day.  Participants will engage in purposeful discussion and reflection to examine the relationship between greater access to these elements and student growth, analyze connections to our own biases that may hinder student growth, and reframe our thinking, planning, and implementation to align with best practices for increasing student achievement in all students, for all students. Learn more and register here.






Leading Science: How to Develop Instructional Alignment
July 21, 2022 |  8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. (Face-to-Face Session)

Learn how to harness the power of your department or grade band by leading and coaching instructional alignment conversations that will benefit students long term. Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of horizontal and vertical alignment, facilitating prompts and processes, as well as creating a shared vision for science instruction. Participants will be able to immediately implement these strategies into their next curriculum development or PLC meetings. Learn more and register here.





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