Core Content Support Offerings

Skills that best describe Core Content Support

  •  Aligned to T-TESS Planning Dimension 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

    1. Pedagogical Best Practices: The teacher embeds research-based pedagogical best practices within planning and instruction, differentiating instruction based on students' needs such as modeling, engagement, differentiation, collaboration, creation, communication skills, quality questioning, and critical thinking.

    2. TEKS (or outcomes in the Pre-kindergarten Guidelines) Alignment: The teacher uses current state standards to focus and drive instruction.  Such as backward design, calibration, creating objectives, targeted instruction, assessment, aligned activities.

    3. Integration of Technology: The teacher utilizes a variety of high and low-level technologies to improve student engagement and performance.  Such as 1-to-1 device strategies, BYOD strategies, educational apps/websites, manipulatives.

    4. Instructional Assessment: The teacher assesses student ability and understanding through the use of a variety of assessment structures and strategies to guide instruction.  Such as Standards-based, formative, summative, strategic, quality questions, differentiated questions, discussion, conferring, small group.

    5. Literacy Across all Content Areas: The teacher will incorporate reading, writing, listening, and speaking instruction and strategies in all content areas.  Such as discussion, text selection, writing strategies/assessments, critical thinking, scaffolded literacy strategies.

Targeted Supports

    • Teachers will customize the display of information to ensure engagement for all students (i.e. provide alternatives for auditory and visual information, provide both linguistic and non-linguistic representation, provide scaffolds for accessibility).

    • Teachers will clarify vocabulary and symbols, support decoding, and promote understanding across languages to ensure the engagement for all students.

    • Teachers will activate or supply background knowledge, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships, and guide information processing and visualization to ensure the engagement for all students.


Leadership Considerations

  • Aligned to T-PESS Standard 1: Instructional Leadership: The principal is responsible for ensuring every student receives high-quality instruction.

    1. Leaders will ensure implementation of state and district curricula and assessments aligned with state standards, including college and career readiness standards.

    2. Leaders will monitor and ensure high-quality instructional practices are used by teachers to improve student performance.

    3. Leaders will monitor student data - and ensure teachers use student data - to inform instructional decisions.

    4. Leaders will ensure teachers are understand the essential elements of effective lesson planning and instruction to support diverse learning needs and eliminate the achievement gap.

Impact Measures

Impact Measures