5-Area Instructional Plan

  • Instructional Programs Staff Development

    • Sustained staff development to achieve established top priorities
    • Specialist presents and facilitates district-wide teacher training through content-specific academies
    • Specialist provides campus-based embedded training tailored to individual campus needs
    • Specialist assists teachers with implementation and provides ongoing support
    • Use key lead teachers in district trainings

    Curriculum

    • Curriculum snapshots and resources that provide targeted TEKS-focused instructional lessons
    • Weekly department meetings with teachers focusing on upcoming curriculum lessons and instructional strategies
    • Maintain Forethought, including online curriculum resources, scope and sequence and model lessons
    • Facilitate implementation of TEKS (learning standards)

    Assessments

    • Disaggregate and analyze data to provide reports for teachers on student progress
    • Analyze test questions to facilitate discussion with teachers on instructional strategies for each state-required TEKS and objective
    • Collaborate with campus staff to create intervention plans
    • Testing Department supports and coordinates all student assessments (benchmarks, simulations and state assessments), data analysis, TEA requirements and training

    Teacher Coaching & Mentoring

    • Specialists visit classrooms and provide model lessons for new teachers, teachers new to Pearland ISD and teachers with specific student needs
    • Specialists conduct walkthroughs and provide meaningful feedback on instructional practices
    • Collaborate with teachers on implementation of best-teaching practices to improve student performance

    District Initiatives

    • Specialists coordinate and/or develop several core content-area district initiatives each year.
    • District initiatives:
      • STAAR Classroom Initiative (SCI)
      • Campus Accountability Plan (CAP)
      • Content Area Top Priorities
      • Response to Intervention (RtI)
      • Summer School & Summer School Now