What are Academies?

Academies are monthly working groups that create space for learning through peer networking, problem-solving, and real-world action research.

  • The Power of The Network



    Educators from schools and districts across the Houston region.

  • Coherence & Best Practices


    Grounded in a similar set of ideas and tools. Regardless of role,  participants speak a common language.

  • Ideas

    at Work




    While knowledge is important to a practitioner, skill development and practice are critical.

  • Designing Innovative Solutions


    Common challenges give each Academy a framework for moving learning and innovative ideas into action.


Who attends Academies?

A+ offers specialized academies for everyone from new teachers to district leaders. Read more below about what our Academies offer at each level.

District Leaders

Leadership Academy

Topics & Skills Gained:

  • Mission, vision, values, goals

  • Building professional relationships

  • Changing leadership & leadership courage

  • Giving feedback

  • Improve team effectiveness

  • Organization leadership

  • Professional Interviewing

Principals & Assistant Principals

Campus Learning Leaders

Topics & Skills Gained:

  • Navigating between management and leadership

  • Prioritizing advancement of student learning

  • Tailored to participant goals

  • We provide flexible support for your campus

Coaching Specialists & Teacher Leaders

Coaching for Performance

Topics & Skills Gained:

  • Time management & accountability

  • Listening & crucial conversations

  • Creating teacher partnerships

  • Effective feedback

  • Coaching cycles

  • Collectively shared expertise

New Teachers

Leading a Classroom of Students

Topics & Skills Gained:

  • Build a community of support

  • Make sense of state standards

  • Classroom management

  • Instructional Strategies

  • Backward Design

  • Data-based decision making


Find Out More

Contact us today to learn more about Academies and how to attend.


2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite B
Houston, TX 77098


T: 832-519-9590

F: 281-840-5616


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