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Texas Instructional Leadership provides face-to-face professional development, implementation support, and one-on-one coaching to campus and district leaders to improve their ability to build the capacity of educators.


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Texas Instructional Leadership trainings have a face-to-face professional development component.

Campuses and districts participating in training will meet to learn instructional leadership best practices and have an opportunity to practice new skills together in a low stakes environment.




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TIL coaches will observe participants implementing new skills on campus or in the district and provide additional tailored support to ensure skills are applied successfully.




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TIL coaches will lead district administrators in how to best guide principals toward successfully integrating the instructional leadership best practices on their campuses.

Coaches provide one-on-one support to shape district practices and policies to make the work more sustainable.




Each suite of training sessions is intended to foster continuous improvement as campus and district administrators grow concrete instructional leadership skills in five distinct areas.


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Observation & Feedback is intended to provide campus and district leaders opportunities to develop proficiency in establishing and coaching toward effective instructional practices in every classroom. It blends the practices and principles in Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers with the T-TESS appraisal framework.

In Observation & Feedback, educators grow by practicing See It, Name It, and Do It.

  • See it.  |  See a model of success.
  • Name it.  |  Name the bite-sized, yet highest leverage steps that lead to growth.
  • Do it.  |  Practice doing those steps to develop skill. 

Elements of Successful Implementation

  • 2 days of professional development (required)
  • 8 implementation/coaching visits (recommended minimum)

In addition, we coach on how to identify the highest leverage action steps for teachers, how to give effective feedback, and how to lead effective coaching conversations.


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Lesson Alignment is designed to support campus and district leaders practice high-leverage instructional planning strategies followed by evidence-based monitoring strategies.

This suite provides the means to assess student learning by answering these questions:

  • What are students supposed to be learning?
  • How do I know they are learning it?

Elements of Successful Implementation

  • 5 days of professional development (required)
  • 8 implementation/coaching visits (recommended minimum)

Upon completion of Lesson Alignment, participants will engage in Formative Assessment to utilize the data collected to determine student mastery and identify gaps. Participants learn to develop aligned formative assessments and develop reteach plans to address identified gaps.


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Data-Driven Instruction focuses on a deeper analysis of student work utilizing research-based practices that enable teachers to look at student responses to identify the gap between what students show and what they need to know. As a result, teachers spend less time teaching students what they already know and more time on what students need.

Data-Driven Instruction answers these questions:

  • How do I know if my students are learning?

  • If they aren’t, what do I do?

Elements of Successful Implementation

  • 2 days of professional development (required)
  • 8 implementation/coaching visits (recommended minimum)

Content is 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 Data Driven Instruction promotes a deeper analysis of student work.


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Schoolwide culture is formed by the repeated practice of good habits, beginning with a vision of what a positive, inclusive culture looks like minute-by-minute.

Leaders of schools with strong student culture develop a vision for each part of the school day, and then brings the vision to life by building systems that enable teachers, students, and anyone else on campus to know what they should be doing and when throughout the day with a high level of detail.

  • Identify the Vision
  • Create the Model
  • Implement the System

Elements of Successful Implementation

  • 2 days of professional development (required)
  • 6 implementation/coaching visits (recommended minimum)

Schools with a strong schoolwide culture are led with consistency and modeling for staff on how to maintain emotional constancy and reset expectations when procedures break down.


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Materials Internalization and Alignment is designed to build the capacity of school leaders to invest and coach teachers in the effective internalization of high-quality instructional materials and lessons.

Materials Internalization & Alignment reinforces best practices:

  • Importance of using HQIM
  • Establishing strong internalization practices
  • Strong implementation and support of teachers.

Elements of Successful Implementation

  • 2 days of professional development (required)
  • 8 implementation/coaching visits (recommended minimum)

In addition, leaders will learn characteristics of an effective professional learning community, and leverage coaching guides to plan for and establish the systems that will support ongoing teacher professional development focused on successful implementation of high-quality instructional materials.



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Lisa Blundell

Field Service Liaison