The HRS Leader

Region 9 High Reliability Schools-April 2019

Looking Ahead

Take a look below for information that will help you plan ahead for next year:

  • Campus considerations to keep in mind for next year, including plans to certify
  • Summer information, including Mini Summit (plus the #R9SummitChallenge) and PD
  • A look ahead at 2019-20

Campus Considerations


As you are planning for next year, there are some things you will want to keep in mind. For example, be sure your master schedule allows for collaboration and the Professional Learning Community process in a meaningful way. This could also allow for instructional rounds built into the day, as well as instructional coaching or other job-embedded professional development.

Quick Data

Another thing you will want to schedule and plan is your campus's use of quick data. Remember that quick data can include conversations, observations or quantitative data. If you are certified in any level, you'll want to use quick data to show that the leading indicators in each level are being monitored throughout the year. This is not a task the administrator must complete alone. In fact, a "divide and conquer" approach can be extremely useful and beneficial. Decide you will monitor which leading indicators how and when ahead of time to ensure data is collected year round.

Professional Development and Training

One thing the Region 9 HRS team can do is help facilitate professional development and training, whether that's at the end of the year, throughout the summer or at the beginning of the school year. However, in order to do that, we need to plan ahead as well. If you think you might be interested in this kind of on-site training, please let us know what you have in mind as soon as you have possible dates. Our schedules do fill up fast during those times.

Some topics we can help with include:

  • PLCs
  • Specific teaching strategies tied to ASOT
  • Proficiency Scales

Upcoming Certifications

If you think your campus will be interested in certifying in the fall or even next year in general, the end of the year is a great time to administer preliminary surveys in the next level. If this is something you are considering, please reach out to your R9 support staff to open these surveys.

Also, as a means of establishing the readiness of your campus in certifying, don't forget that we have an application process. This helps us know your intentions while also ensuring that your campus has had the necessary conversations and prep work to successfully certify. One of the things we request as part of the application process is an action plan based on survey results, so there's another reason to administer surveys before the end of the school year.

Summer Information

The R9 HRS Mini Summit is June 25-26, and we hope you are making plans to attend. If you need information about this two-day conference held here at Region 9, check out The video below will give you some more information.


We've added an #R9SummitChallenge as a way to make these last few weeks a little more engaging and fun. By tweeting a picture or video of yourself completing the tasks on the challenge board, you're entered into a drawing for lunch with Dr. Tina Boogren June 26 during the R9 HRS Mini Summit (and a copy of her book!). We hope you'll encourage your colleagues and staff to participate!

You can find the choice board here.

For more information, check out the video below.

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.

Summer Professional Development Sessions

A Look Ahead at 2019-20

Cohorts 1, 2 and 3

We know that campuses in our Cohorts 1, 2 and 3 are still working on sustaining current HRS Levels in addition to continuing to advance in the framework. That means you may need additional training or a refresher on certain aspects of HRS. Take a look at the training calendar below for Cohorts 4 and 5 to see what topics will be covered throughout the year. You and your campus are able to send participants to any of these sessions. You do not have to send an entire leadership team and can use these sessions to "catch up" on topics or as refresher courses. We do ask that you register in advance so that we can be prepared for the correct number of attendees.

Please note that any session on the schedule that includes Action Planning will require survey data at that particular level. These surveys can be found in your HRS Handbook and will need to be administered locally. These can be done through Google forms, Survey Monkey, etc.

As you are looking at the schedule, keep in mind that those sessions in Cohort 5 will be presented to leadership teams completely new to the HRS process while those being conducted with Cohort 4 groups will assume some level of understanding as they are in their second year of HRS.

Cohorts 4 and 5

Cohorts 4 and 5 will receive additional leadership training in the 2019-20 school year. You can find the schedule below. These campuses will also have new ASOT training sessions (for a brand new ASOT team) as well, which are also found on the schedule.

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.