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Professional Learning


Well designed professional learning is interactive, relevant, and applicable for the intended audience.  Through CIA professional learning opportunities, we encourage participants to reflect, practice, and take ownership in deepening individual and collective instructional knowledge and skills.

Below is a library of asynchronous and archived training sessions from the current and past school years. Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at

picture of the four staar redesign modules
  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing new changes to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) starting spring 2023. To provide information on what these changes are and how this will impact the monitoring of classroom instruction, SAISD is providing a series of modules for administrators, teachers, and parents (English and Spanish) to complete at your convenience. Should you have specific questions regarding instructional expectations, contact any District department program supervisor or email For official information on the changes to the STAAR test, please visit the TEA STAAR Redesign Website. Click in any section below to get started.

    School Leaders | Teachers | Parents English | Parents Español

  • Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment presents the Instructional Influencer Series! This is a series designed to connect campus and district leaders with conversations around the latest developments, research, and ideas regarding topics of instructional leadership. With a "for us, by us" approach, SAISD leaders can use this opportunity to start meaningful conversations that will ultimately lead to school success!

    Season 1: Promotional Flyer | Full YouTube Playlist

  • The Academic Dean is a campus department-based position that improves student achievement and enhances teacher capacity by providing programmatic curriculum, instruction, assessment, differentiation, and professional learning aligned to the campus academic program. Academic Deans lead department staff with instructional coaching, model teaching, and designing of targeted intervention small group instruction based on data analysis. Additionally, Academic Deans lead the monitoring of all college, career, and military readiness metrics for all students to ensure attainment of postsecondary readiness indicators. Finally, Academic Deans provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.

    Monthly Agendas

    July | TSI Summit | September | October | November | January  | February | March


    2023-2024 Monthly Presentations 

    July | September   September Newsletter | October  October Newsletter | November | January January Newsletter | February |

  • Building Engagement v2

    In SAISD, we strive to continually increase our ability to engage students by building relationships and creating environments where students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. Creating instructional routines repeated every day will support increase engagement and allow students to successfully interact with each other and the content. This is the second version of Building Engagement which provides guidance on in-person learning strategies to support student success. If we build it, they will come!

    Building Engagement v2

    Building Engagement v1

    Our current instructional charge is to create a simultaneous online and in-person environment where students will speak, turn on cameras, and interact with teachers and peers to learn content. Building relationships and creating instructional routines repeated every day will support increased engagement. This guide helps provide some tips for doing just that, as well as some recommended digital tools to support blended learning. If we build it, they will come! 

    Building Engagement v1 | Brief Explanation of the Tips | Recorded Teacher Training

  • ILA Handbook

    What is ILA?

    The Instructional Leadership Academy (ILA) is a year-long series of professional learning days dedicated to the development of instructional leaders who serve in positions which include the instructional coaching role.

    What is the ILA structure?

    ILA is a conference-style structure with ongoing strands of study throughout the year. Participants commit to one to two strands of study, and participate in those sessions in every ILA. The purpose of the strands are to promote opportunities for in-depth and continuous study of particular topics and the support to implement new learning and collaborate on the results. The other sessions are choice sessions which change every ILA based on relevant trainings, data, and needs for that particular time of the school year. Feedback is collected every ILA to inform the development of choice sessions and adjustment of content of strand sessions.

    Instructional Leadership Academy Smores

    August 1 | August 30August 31 | September 28 | October 26 | November 30 | January 11

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