Coaching, professional development workshops, and more. Customized support for real academic growth.
What can your school or district and Houston A+ Challenge do together?
“Aldine ISD has benefited from the services and resources provided by A+ Challenge for many years. Individual staff and board members have benefited from training and conversation with national and international experts in various educational fields through the speaker series. A+ has also provided a network for professionals to engage with job-alike cohorts for deep study into topics over several months. Most recently, Aldine has benefited from the coaching services for middle school principals and teachers in the areas of reading and math. A+ Principal and reading and math experts have assisted Aldine staff members through coaching and feedback sessions to improve teacher practices and planning sessions. Middle school campuses who have followed guidance with fidelity have seen marked improvement in student achievement.
A+ provides quality training and a network for professionals to study and improve educational practices throughout the Houston area.”
Wanda Bamberg, Ed.D., Former Superintendent, Aldine ISD
What We Offer
Instructional practices coaching
Custom, on-site PD workshops
Custom leadership academies for your school or district
Customized assessment development (mathematics)
Our Work Together
One or Multiple Days
Across the Year
Comprehensive School Reviews
Self-assessment, guiding questions, classroom visits, teacher focus groups
Formative Assessment Package
Mathematics Grades 5-6-7-8-Algebra 1
Blueprints based on your district scope and sequence
5-7 Formative assessments
High leverage student expectations (SEs)
Answer keys, Student self-analysis
Side-by-side coaching with teachers and specialists in Reading/Writing & Math classrooms
Coaching cycles - plan, implement, observe & debrief
Key Instructional Practices
Effective instructional practices to increase student learning; establish look-fors
Calibration amongst leadership team
"Students are growing in stamina and metacognition, and classrooms are full of quality instruction where students are doing the heavy lifting…
Teachers and admin are incredibly thankful for the training and believe this is the source of all their growth.”
"I have gotten so much positive feedback about your presentations. Our district appreciates this partnership and I look forward to more to come!
A+ has the right people on the bus!"
District Professional Learning Officer