Texas Instructional Leadership is in its fourth year in Region 4. Through Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL), we provide training and support to campus and district leaders to help build the capacity of the educators who they manage. Campus leadership teams, along with their principal supervisor, attend three to five cycles of face-to-face training on key instructional leadership levers. In between the face-to-face trainings, Region 4 provides in-person support to district leaders as they implement their learnings in order to improve student achievement.
TIL at Region 4 is approved by TEA as a Vetted School Improvement Program.
This training will equip administrators with the skills and tools necessary to facilitate and coach data meetings. Topics covered in this training include: breaking down the knowledge and skills required to master the TEKS, analyzing student work samples, and supporting teachers in making and executing reteach plans to quickly and effectively close learning gaps.
This training guides administrators in developing strong systems and routines for regular support of teachers through short-cycle observation and feedback. It provides a strong framework for developing teacher skill in feedback meetings, as well as tools that enable consistent follow-through.
Schoolwide Culture Routines
Administrators will learn to create student culture routines in order to establish a positive student culture. They will also learn how to create monitoring systems to ensure a consistent and supportive learning environment for all.
Lesson Alignment and Formative Assessment
Administrators will learn how to lead teachers to plan aligned, rigorous lessons that include distinct daily objectives and a daily formative assessment. Then, administrators will learn how to establish systems that support the monitoring and coaching of lesson alignment on a weekly basis. Additionally, administrators will be able to guide teachers to utilize formative data to develop weekly assessments.
We are currently recruiting districts who are interested in joining Texas Instructional Leadership at Region 4 for the 2022–2023 school year. District leaders who are interested in learning more about TIL should contact Deborah Rivera, Texas Instructional Leadership Team Lead, at Deborah.Rivera@esc4.net
Upcoming TIL Overview Sessions:
We require the district official who will be overseeing TIL along with the participating principal supervisors to attend. Principals of the campuses that may be participating in TIL are able to join alongside their district leaders.
Because of increased interest in Schoolwide Culture Routines, we have an upcoming preview session devoted to that area: