The Texas System of Education Service Centers, with the support of the Texas Education Agency, is embarking on an innovative school redesign project in Turnaround schools across the state. This project will engage stakeholders in thinking strategically to optimize resources—time, people, and money—and redesign schools to enhance the academic growth of students.
CTEP: Opportunity Culture Texas is grounded in Public Impact’s research on school models designed to extend the reach of excellent teachers. These excellent teachers reach more students directly through instruction and indirectly through teacher leadership responsibilities as they support a team of teachers. Teacher leaders responsible for this specialized work are paid more to do so—all within exiting budgets.
District and campus-level leaders, both administrators and teachers, work together with Education Service Centers and consultants from Education First and Public Impact to explore school models that maximize resources and accelerate student achievement. A local District Design Team and School Design Teams at each participating campus plan and implement components of one or more of the successful school redesign models with help of design facilitators. The redesign models extending the reach of excellent teachers are selected and customized to best address the academic needs of the local site.
Teachers selected for newly-designed teacher leadership positions in these schools have demonstrated consistent exemplary results with students and exhibit superior Turnaround leadership competencies. The teacher leaders experience a rigorous, multi-step selection process and receive intensive training, as well as on-going support, to help them successfully engage in their new role.
Teams of teachers and school leaders choose and tailor models to:
For more information on Public Impact’s work, visit opportunityculture.org.
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