Coaching for ECISD staff on agenda


The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.

The board will consider embedded coaching for science teachers in grades three through 12 and instructional coaching support and facilitation proposals, supplemental agenda material said.

The emphasis on the science piece will be to grow and understand “science-specific pedagogy best practices along with the implementation of the Science and Engineering Practices that will be included in the new TEKS adoption. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills is the state curriculum.

“This endeavor is an expansion of the

coaching that was completed last year in select secondary areas,” the material said.

Cost of the project is $232,000 and the funding source is ESSER, which stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds.

The recommended supplier is STEMscopes (Accelerate Learning), the material said.

On a separate item, ECISD is seeking

instructional coaching support and facilitation proposals to utilize professional learning for instructional leaders to personalize the coaching experience and increase coaching outcomes, the material said.

TNTP, which used to be known as The New Teacher Project, will provide ECISD instructional leaders with job-embedded professional learning that is aligned with the district’s goals, strategies, as well as the Get Better Faster coaching model to increase coaching outcomes, the material said.

Through the proposed project, TNTP and ECISD district leaders will work closely with instructional coaches to

develop shared knowledge and skills related to norming on the district’s existing vision for effective, engaging, and equitable instruction; formalizing the coaching cycle to include routines and tools for observing and assessing instructional quality; and strengthening techniques for developing, delivering and following up on teacher feedback.

The material said the cost is $200,000 per year for three years and the funding source is American Rescue Plan ESSE-3 funds.

The recommended supplier/service provider is TNTP, the material said.

Director of Communications Mike Adkins said the board will also hear the annual gifted and talented program presentation. It will offer an overview of how the GT program will be structured for the year.

Superintendent Scott Muri has said he wants to serve gifted and talented students better. It’s been discovered that GT students are being under-identified and it’s felt that more students should be in the program.

The board also will consider extending the deadline on 1PointFive P1 LLC’s application for an Appraised Value Limitation. The application was approved previously.