The HRS Leader

Region 9 High Reliability Schools-January 2019

Happy New Year!

We hope you have started this semester off well! It's a great time to refocus our efforts to continue moving forward toward our goals!

This month, Cohort 3 learned from Dr. Phil Warrick about effective vocabulary practices as part of Level 3: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum. You'll find lots of information below in the form of a tutorial for a comprehensive vocabulary program, including effective vocabulary instruction.

Cohort 4 was able to send representatives from each campus to participate in instruction rounds. You'll find our tutorial for hosting and facilitating instructional rounds below as well.

Vocabulary Instruction

Click on the picture below or here for more information about a comprehensive vocabulary program. Within that tutorial, you'll also find everything you need to know to use the Six-Step Process for Vocabulary Instruction.

Instructional Rounds

Instructional rounds are one of our favorite parts of the High Reliability Schools process. They allow teachers to step outside the walls of their classrooms in order to observe effective teaching in other classrooms, whether similar in content or grade level or not.

Click on the picture below or here to access a tutorial containing information about rounds as well as templates and guidelines to use as you facilitate the process on your own campus.

HRS Mini Summit is Coming Soon!

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Calling all Prospective Presenters!

We are looking for presenters for the HRS Mini Summit, which will be held at Region 9 June 25-26. While we will have Tammy Heflebower, Phil Warrick and Tina Boogren with us as keynote speakers those days, we want to have leaders and teachers from our HRS districts and campuses share what they have learned through the HRS process with others in our region. Please take a moment to look here for more information. That's where you will find the session proposal application as well.

Certification Protocol

Our certification dates are filling up fast and contracts are being made. If you are interested in certification this year, please note that these are contracted dates with Marzano Research associates. Because of that, we want to make sure you and your campus are ready prior to scheduling those visits. Below you will find a Certification Protocol that outlines the process as well as a copy of the Certification Application that must be returned to your R9 support staff before certification will be scheduled.


As part of the conversation on instructional models, Cohort 3 Leaders discussed the New Art and Science of Teaching. If your campus includes teachers that were previously trained on ASOT, it is important to note that any teachers being trained this year will receive training in the new version of this instructional framework. In order to facilitate the transition, we have put together a short video on the differences between the two versions.

Resource: R9 HRS Website

If you haven't had a chance yet, take a look at our new website! You can find it at The link below will give you a tour of what you can find on our website. It is definitely a work in progress, but it is one we hope will help you on your HRS journey.

Coming Up!

Cohort 3 Leadership

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 9am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

This session (#308524) will dig even deeper into Level 3.

Cohort 4 Leadership

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 9am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

This session (#308529) will look at coaching classroom instruction and how the Art and Science of Teaching fits with Level 2 in HRS.

HRS and ASOT Schedule of Training

Contact Us for Support

We want to help you in any way we can! Keep in mind that in any of these levels, we can help you plan, implement and monitor progress. Use the form below or reach out to your R9 specialist.