The HRS Leader

Region 9 High Reliability Schools-October 2018

Action Plans

Action planning is key to implementing and monitoring the leading indicators in each level of HRS. That action plan, however, should be based on data representative of the audience surveyed, whether using a Marzano report or your own local data. Cohort 4 has already met to work on their action plans and are in the middle of implementing those plans, while Cohort 3 will be attending sessions specific to the level in which they are working on November 7 (see upcoming dates below for more information).

For resources and information you might need in order to create an effective action plan or to monitor existing lagging indicators, check out the leadership section of our website. There you will find an action planning template for Level 1 (easily adapted for other levels) as well as templates for quick data.
Level 1 Action Planning Template

This can be easily modified for Level 2 or 3.

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Instructional Rounds

In Level 2 of the HRS framework, leading indicator 2.6 says that teachers have opportunities to observe and discuss effective teaching. While not the only way to accomplish this, instructional rounds do provide this chance to peek in on other classrooms and to have conversations about effective practice.

Cohort 3 leadership teams had the chance to send representatives from their teams to on-site instructional rounds this month. Cohort 4 will be learning more about the instructional rounds process in training November 6 and will then participate in rounds in January.

If your campus would like to conduct your own rounds, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help facilitate that process.

Rounds Observation Template

This template is designed for observing 3 teachers.

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, Nov. 7th, 8am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

This session (#308522) is set up to allow for time with Tammy Heflebower to action plan using your campus survey data for the level in which you are currently working. You may attend one or more sessions. There will be space available for your team to work here at Region 9 or you may return to your campus when you are not scheduled to attend. Your campus administrators should have received and filled out a form indicating which level your team will attend.

The times listed below show when Tammy will focus on the different levels:

8:00-9:15 Level 2

9:30-10:45 Level 3

1:00-2:15 Level 1

Cohort 4 Leadership

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 9am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

Session #308527 will include information about Level 2 and instructional rounds in preparation for on-site rounds in January.

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.