The HRS Leader
Region 9 High Reliability Schools-September 2020
Welcome to 2020-2021!
Our summer Mini Summit was postponed, but the theme we had picked out makes a great one for this year...Hold the Vision. Trust the Process. When we think of 2020, we often think of perfect vision, and now more than ever, we need to hang on to the big picture vision for education.
Cohort 5 Leadership Session: October 13 (VIRTUAL--9 to noon), Session #360953
Cohort 6 Leadership Session: October 13 (VIRTUAL--1 to 4), Session #360960
If your district/campus is sending a team through NASOT training, their first session will now be one-day only on October 8, held virtually as well. This training is Session #360975.
Cohort 6, you should have received survey links this week from Marzano Resources. These should be completed by Oct. 2 to allow time for their team to run the reports you'll use during the Oct. 13 training.
Other Cohorts, surveys should be developed and completed at the campus level. You may choose to use the questions provided in the handbook through whatever resource works best for your campus (Google Forms, Teams, Survey Monkey, etc.). If you need help with this process, please reach out to the Region 9 HRS Team.
2020-21 Schedule of Training
Remember that schools in Cohorts 1-4 may attend trainings on an as-needed basis. Please register ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly. This is a great way to stay on top of all things HRS.
As with everything this year, the schedule is subject to change and the mode of delivery (whether face-to-face or virtual) will be determined as quickly as possible.
2020-21 Certification Information
If you are interested in certifying in any HRS level this, it is important to let one of us know. The best way to inform us about your interest is to complete and submit the certification application as soon as possible. The application for certification can be found here but also on our website at bit.ly/R9HRS.
Certification will look a little different. Marzano Resources has moved to using Moodle as a evidence collection tool. You'll work with a Marzano Resources associate througout the process with them reviewing your work and giving feedback along the way. Once they feel you are ready for certification, a certifier will review the evidence to make a certification decision.
As always, your Region 9 team will work with you as you go about creating action plans and collecting evidence.
As you considering the possibility to pursue certification, please keep the following critical commitments in mind:
Level 1 - Safety procedures, protocols, and PLCs are alive and well (while the work of PLCs is never complete, PLCs should be organized and meeting regularly about those PLC topics before pursuing certification in this level).
Level 2- There is a school-wide model of instruction, teachers are setting goals and participating in instructional rounds.
Level 3- Your campus practices include a curriculum based and data-driven instruction, a vocabulary framework, and work on proficiency scales/TEKS breakdowns.