Intentional Implementation Leads to Sustainable Reflective Practices

Misty Rieber, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Lubbock ISD
Sarah Cude, Regional Professional Development Lead/Southwest, istation

A shared vision when implementing new assessment and instructional tools is key to efficacy. Learn how Lubbock ISD established a shared vision around data-based decisions and reflective practices and put into motion strategic educator supports necessary to reach such a vision. Discover how purposeful, multi-layered professional development at the district, campus, and classroom levels enables reflective practices to continue seamlessly, even through remote learning.

Achieving True Instructional Leadership Through Collaboration

Laura Stout, Executive Director, Corpus Christi ISD
Jennifer Knipp, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Mineola ISD
Kim Tunnell, Vice President of Curriculum Management, Education Advanced, Inc.

Allowing schools and teachers to unpack standards and build curriculum roadmaps results in extreme redundancy and inconsistencies between grades and across campuses. Implementing a collaborative approach saves teachers time to focus on shared instructional understanding. Empower leaders and ensure instructional consistency throughout your district with these proven strategies.

Thought Leader Session: Keeping Learning Student-Centered in a Hybrid/Concurrent Learning Model

Shelby McIntosh, Managing Partner, Education Elements

With so many teachers struggling to deliver high-quality instruction when some of their students are remote and some are on-site, Education Elements will highlight best-in-class examples of how learning can still be student-centered within these models, and how leaders can best help their teachers implement these practices.

UIL Update

Charles Breithaupt, Executive Director, University Interscholastic League, The University of Texas at Austin
Jamey Harrison, Deputy Director, University Interscholastic League, The University of Texas at Austin

Along with general information regarding new UIL rules, updates concerning COVID 19 will also be discussed. UIL will offer the opportunity to ask questions and provide input to UIL leadership.

Mitigating Learning Loss through Educator Development

Yolanda Rodriguez, Interim Chief Academic Officer, Houston ISD
Shannon Buerk, Chief Executive Officer, engage2learn

Houston ISD employed a Coaches Academy for Elementary Reading Teacher Development Specialists with a focus on improving blended learning instructional best practices known to accelerate teacher growth and provide students with differentiated and engaging lessons in a hybrid environment. Houston ISD focused on increasing teacher support capacity, leadership skills, and virtual learning expertise. Specialists were quickly able to support teachers through an evidence-based coaching model to show sustainable, educator growth.