Lead, Learn & Connect

Region 6 Leadership Professional Development Opportunities

Lead4ward Accountability for Leaders

exas has transitioned to the “new” A-F Accountability System. This workshop explains the data measures and indicators that TEA uses in the A-F Accountability System – and the impact those data measures have on instruction. The focus of the session is to help leaders connect the concepts and performance measures included in the accountability system with sound, professional-development practices and strong instructional systems that support learning for all students.

What you will learn:

  • Understand current accountability system indicators and measures
  • Connect accountability with professional development and student learning
  • Interpret accountability reports

Your solution for:

  • Understanding accountability indicators and measures
  • Interpreting and taking action based on data

July 25, 2019

Session# 365171

Crucial Conversations

A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong.

This is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics.

July 25-26, 2019 Session ID 351206

Impact Coaching

The Impact Coaching Training is a NEW, two-day companion training for T-TESS and T-PESS appraiser preparation. The training focuses on helping appraisers learn specialized coaching skills, tools, and competencies to utilize in the T-TESS and T-PESS observation cycles.

Outcomes from the Training:

  • Continue integrating the ideals and practices of coaching throughout the "school" community
  • Cultivate a culture of growth, development, support, and coaching that is intentional
  • Individually and collectively align our skills, knowledge, and responsibilities to the role of the coach
  • Enhance planning, reflecting, problem-solving, and instructional capabilities for self and others

September 10-11, 2019 Session ID: 361905

Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

AEL is a three-day training required for T-TESS appraisers in the state of Texas who have not completed the ILD course. The intent of the AEL training is to:

  • Develop the skills necessary for campus leaders to build and sustain positive, collaborative cultures focused on improving instruction and student performance
  • Provide practical and relevant examples from the field with a balance of research to allow instructional leaders to engage in the difficult decisions and challenges faced by the 21st school leader
  • Increase awareness and understanding of soft skills and how they enhance an individual interactions, career prospects, and job performance

August 13-15, 2019 Session ID: 343127

January 8-10, 2019 Session ID: 318554


The Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System is a two-day training required for T-PESS appraisers in the state of Texas.

T-PESS is driven by four key priorities for principal evaluation:

  • Personify continuous growth and improvement
  • Guide self-refelction
  • Inform professional development
  • Improve leadership quality

July 25, 2019 Session ID: 354062

February 6, 2020 Session ID: 354063


The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System is a three-day training required for T-TESS appraisers in the state of Texas.

T-TESS is driven by four critical components:

  • Appraisals are measured against the Texas Teacher Standards and research-based, pro-practices outlined in the T-TESS rubric
  • Results and data are used to inform professional growth, interventions, support and development as a cycle of continuous improvement
  • Teacher self-reflection on pedagogy and practices is authentic and correlated with impact on student performance

July 30-August 1, 2019 Session ID 343119
September 3-5, 2019 Session ID 343120

January 14-16, 2020 Session ID 343121