For the 2019-2020 school year, Texas School Ready is offering additional support for public school districts and charter schools in Texas through our TSR Advancing Remote Coaching (ARC) Project. Through a competitive application process, school districts and charter schools can apply for individualized remote coaching support for their pre-kindergarten teachers. Remote coaching support will be delivered from October 2019 to May 2020.
Through funding from the Texas Education Agency, the Children's Learning Institute (CLI) provides the necessary support and training for the remote coaching support at no cost, but CLI does not reimburse public school districts or charter schools for the time or expense incurred to receive these services. All school districts and charter schools who receive remote coaching through this project must adhere to certain requirements. All Texas public school districts and charter schools are welcome to apply.
Apply for 5 Sessions of Remote Coaching for Teachers
This project provides 5 sessions of individualized, data-driven, coaching for a teacher; the coaching is tightly connected with professional development content and is delivered by a specially-trained TSR coach. The goal of this coaching support is to help teachers improve their practice using targeted tools and methods to meet each teacher’s specific needs in the classroom. In our remote model, coaches communicate with teachers via Skype, web postings, and by phone, providing guidance on the teacher’s own recorded instruction. Teachers can review feedback through annotations made directly on their videos, as well. Coaches also share other videos of effective teaching and set data-driven goals with the teacher for instructional improvement. Video-based coaching increases TSR’s capacity to serve classrooms in communities with limited access to quality improvement opportunities by eliminating the costs associated with travel to remote schools. Participating teachers will receive a certificate for coaching hours, in compliance with Rider 78, at the conclusion of their coaching support.
School districts and charter schools requesting remote coaching through this project must specify the number of teachers they would like to receive this coaching support in their application.
TSR Advancing Remote Coaching Application
Applications must be submitted through the online survey. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis! The short application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools are eligible to apply.
TSR Coaching Model
The TSR coaching model provides individualized, data-driven coaching that is tightly connected with professional development content. The goal of TSR's coaching support is to help teachers improve their practice using targeted tools and methods to meet each teacher’s specific needs in the classroom.
Learn more about the TSR coaching model by downloading this recent article:
Integrating Professional Development Content and Formative Assessment with the Coaching Process: The Texas School Ready Model