What Does a School’s Master Schedule Say About Equity and Flexibility?

Mark Weatherly, Director of Secondary Instruction, New Caney ISD
Jill Blankenship, Cardonex Sales Professional, Education Advanced, Inc.
Brent Reid, Cardonex Sales Professional, Education Advanced, Inc.

A school’s master schedule determines how core resources are allocated and directs the student experience. Effective education gives students equal access to the classes they need to pursue their dreams. Building a flexible, student-centered master schedule that can easily transition between in-person, virtual, and hybrid is more critical than ever.

Democratizing Data Across an Organization to Ensure Equity

CyLynn Braswell, Executive Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovation, Northwest ISD
Melissa DeSimone, Executive Director of Research, Accountability and Assessment, Northwest ISD
Adam Cibulka, Senior Manager, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.

Learn how Northwest ISD has empowered their administrative team members to access targeted data dashboards, daily, to ensure equity across the district and within each school building.

The Power of Inclusivity – How Cultural Sensitivity Makes Districts Better

David Holmes, Associate, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.

In this session, learn the importance of acknowledgment and acceptance of existing educational inequities, awareness of the educational costs to students and the legal risks to districts of racially insensitive environments in schools, and gain strategies for creating more inclusive educational environments.

How to Become a Partner in Disability Leadership

Karlyn Keller, Division Director, Special Education Solutions, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
Ginger Mayeaux, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, The ARC of Texas

Partners in Disability Leadership is an advanced leadership development training program from The Arc of Texas created for professionals who are interested in being stewards of the disability rights movement and leaders within their agency or organization. While focused on increasing capacity and knowledge of the world of advocacy, participants also learn leadership skills they can take back to their school and implement immediately while building strong bonds with others from agencies across the state.

Equity and Student Growth in Texas

Brandy Baker, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer, Pflugerville ISD
Jennifer Saenz, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, E3 Alliance
Matt Pope, Senior Program Director, E3 Alliance

High failure rates amongst virtual learners, a majority of whom are students of color, widens gaps. TEA and the E3 Alliance explored equity in the achievement of different student groups across Texas, using 3D Growth data. Come unpack findings and engage with district leader on how to use growth data to create equitable school system.