ESC 17 Continuous Improvement

Guiding and supporting schools in their quest for excellence

Cruising to Success


June 10, 2021


We are so excited about our 2nd Summer Splash Effective Schools Summit!!

We will be meeting FACE TO FACE!

Come aboard and embark on an adventure that will set you on course for a successful school year! You can visit various ports of call, browse the buffet of food trucks, and explore a sea of treasures!

We will see you there!!


You can explore more about Kerry Purcell and The Principal Story HERE!

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Targeted Improvement Plan Progress Submission #3

TIP progress submission #3 is June 4, 2021 and we have a few resources that will guide you to write an exemplar improvement plan! We also have new resources for Cycle 4!!

Be sure to REVIEW any notes from your TEA phone calls, REVISE your TIP to include any action items discussed during the call, and RETURN your TIP in ISAM by June 4th.

New - TIP Rubric for Progress #3 Submission

NEW - TIP Cycle 4 annotated TIP, webinar, and guidance!

Cycle 3 and Cycle 4 will be submitted June 4th.

Schedule a time with your School Improvement Liaison to support and review your plan before submission. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is excited to announce the High-Impact Tutoring Implementation Workshop Series, a training program designed for local education agencies (LEAs) interested in implementing a high-impact tutoring program.

As LEAs consider how to best facilitate learning acceleration, many are considering high-impact tutoring, as there is strong evidence that high-impact tutoring is one of the most effective ways to increase learning gains for students.

LEAs interested in implementing a high-impact tutoring program are invited to participate in the High-Impact Tutoring Implementation Workshop Series.

The training will entail a mix of synchronous and asynchronous support with a cohort of other LEAs to provide opportunities to network with and learn from other LEAs establishing strong tutoring programs for this fall. This training is intended to be repeated for additional cohorts of districts over the course of the summer and early fall.

All Texas LEAs who commit to a high-impact tutoring program are eligible to apply to join the High-Impact Tutoring Implementation Workshop Series.

Find out more about the program HERE!

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, complete the High-Impact Tutoring Implementation Workshop application. TEA will then follow up with more information on the workshop series and steps to confirm participation.

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Super Hero Student Tracking

June 3, 2021


With pandemics, student and teacher absences, inclement weather, frozen pipes, and power outages, the past school year really threw everything at us. Heading into August, it is a given that there will be gaps in learning and deficiencies in student knowledge. As school leaders, we must empower our teachers and identify gaps as soon as possible.

While there is no secret formula, there are many tips and tricks you can pull from your secret utility belt to get your campuses up to speed as soon as possible. Everything must be done with purpose to maximize learning in the upcoming school year. Join Brent Hand as he discusses superhero strategies you can implement in order for your campus to have superhero success.


Turning Good Teachers into Great Leaders

June 7, 2021


No matter how good you are in the classroom, how ambitious your goals are, and how much energy and stamina you have, if you're not a leader, none of it guarantees your success. The effectiveness of your work will never rise above your ability to lead and influence others. When you develop yourself to become a great leader, it will add to your effectiveness, subtract from your weaknesses, divide your workload, and multiply your impact. The future belongs to teachers who are dedicated to making the world, their students, and themselves better by becoming great leaders.


Shifting Your Leadership

June 8, 2021


We cannot be the same, think the same and act the same if we hope to be successful in a world that does not remain the same. Therefore, in order to get from where we are to where we want to be, requires a shift in our thinking. When our thinking shifts in an area, our perspective changes, and new opportunities become visible. Shifts in thinking require that you see a bigger picture, rethink your perspective, and understand your context. Your leadership potential depends on these shifts. Every advance you make as a leader will require a shift in your leadership that changes the way you think, act, and lead.


Region 17 Safety Summit

June 14, 2021 9:00-4:00

T-PESS Refresher for Administrators

June 16, 2021 1:00-4:00

T-PESS Appraiser Training

June 22, 2021 8:30-5:00

ESC 17 Back to School Conference

Building Campus Relationships and Resilient Students from the Inside Out

Our staff and students have faced many challenges in the past two years. How do we learn from these challenges and move forward with a positive school culture where students overcome adversity? This day will be dedicated to learning a framework for building relationships and helping students build self-efficacy and resilience. Time will be scheduled for you to talk through the steps and brainstorm how that would work at your campus and in your classroom.

August 10, 11, and 12 will all be the same topic. So, your campus will only need to register for 1 day.


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