Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL)

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at Region 13

Building the Capacity of District
and Campus Leaders

The Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL) program is a suite of trainings intended for campus and district leaders to grow concrete instructional leadership skills to foster continuous improvement in their organizations. The goal of TIL is to support campus and district leaders to build the capacity of the educators they manage. TIL training supports leaders in the area of observation and feedback, student culture, and data driven instruction.

Texas Instruction Leadership (TIL) trainings are aligned with many of the best practices described in the Effective Schools Framework (ESF), and Region 13/ESC 13 is among the approved vendors for schools seeking a capacity builder to support the execution of a campus improvement plan. TIL is ideal for campus and district leaders who want to increase overall student achievement and close educational gaps in their organization.

Components of Texas Instructional
Leadership Training

There are three components to each TIL training program that include face-to-face workshops, on-site implementation support, and one-on-one coaching. Trained and certified Region 13/ESC 13 staff will deliver the face-to-face training component for campus and district leaders. Following the face-to-face professional development, trainers will walk alongside participants and observe as they put practice into action on their campus and in their district. Principal Supervisors will receive one-on-one coaching from trainers on how to best guide principals towards successfully strengthening and implementing their new skills for sustainable change.

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Face-to-Face Professional Development

Education Service Center (ESC) 13 will be offering Action Coaching, Data Driven Instruction, School Culture, and LessonPlanning and Formative Assessment trainings for campuses and districts looking to increase student achievement overall, and close gaps between student sub-groups. Texas Instructional Leadership trainings have a face to face professional development component. Campuses and districts that choose to participate in a training will be part of a cohort of campuses that will meet together learn instructional leadership best practices, and have an opportunity to practice their new skills together in a low stakes environment.


ESF Essential Actions
1.1, 5.1, 5.3

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Data Driven Instruction is a highly effective, research-based training that guides teachers and administrators to spend less time teaching their students what they already know and more time on what their students need. 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 DDI advocates for a deeper analysis of student work.


ESF Essential Actions
1.1, 5.1

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Leaders are trained to plan for and assess student learning by answering the following questions: What are students supposed to be learning? How do I know students are learning? Leaders will unpack standards to create daily objectives that address the most critical conceptual understandings of the standard and also to plan backwards from and design both daily and weekly formative assessment (s). The training puts the tools to ensure lesson alignment and design quality formative assessment in the hands of the leader.


ESF Essential Actions
1.1, 3.1

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TIL Student Culture is based on the work of Paul Bambrick-Santoyo in Leverage Leadership 2.0 and trains leaders to develop their cultural vision and the systems to bring that vision to reality, monitor it throughout the year, and how to intervene when necessary to ensure it stays strong.


ESF Essential Actions
1.1, 2.1, 2.2

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Action Coaching is intended to provide campus and district leaders opportunities to develop proficiency in coaching effective instructional practices in every classroom. Toward that end, 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.