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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

  • Content coaching

  • Leadership coaching

  • Custom, on-site PD workshops

  • Custom leadership academies for your school or district

  • Customized assessment development (mathematics)

Our Expertise

  • School leadership

  • Coaching

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Mathematics

  • Teaching & learning with technology

  • Family and community engagement

Our Work Together

Professional Learning

One or Multiple Days

1.

Professional Learning Communities
Explore the 3 Big Ideas that Drive the Work of High Functioning, Collaborative Teams

3.

Practices to Increase Student Learning
Explore effective instructional practices that promote high levels of student learning: classroom environment, teaching of how, coaching into differentiation

5.

Student Growth Data Tracking
Tracking, Monitoring and setting growth goals with students

2.

Backward Design
Unpack the complexity of the standards to design learning targets for all classrooms

4.

Algebra I
Teachers collaborating to build shared craft knowledge and expand their tool kits

6.

Preparation for the STAAR tests

  • Just in Time STAAR Reading

  • Putting Thinking to the Mathematics Test

  • Building Writers Before the Showdown

Coaching 

Across the Year

Additional Services

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

1.

Content Focused

  • Side-by-side coaching with teachers and specialists in Reading/Writing & Math classrooms

  • Coaching cycles - plan, implement, observe & debrief

2.

Key Instructional Practices

  • Effective instructional practices to increase student learning; establish look-fors

  • Calibration amongst leadership team

3.

Coaching shoulder to shoulder with teachers to build pedagogical content knowledge and increase student learning

Testimonials

"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.”

Literacy Specialist

"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

Learn More

Contact us to set up an individual consultation with an A+ executive coach.

 

                      tmonaghan@houstonaplus.org

 

                      (832) 519-9590

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Houston, TX 77098

CONTACT

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