Principal preparation providers and partner districts in Texas – who currently offer a principal residency or hope to offer one in the future – are invited to join a Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on strengthening District-Provider partnerships to support strong principal preparation in the state. Participation is free.
The Quality Measures Center at EDC will facilitate the Partnership PLC using a new tool, the Quality Measures Principal Preparation Partnership Self-Assessment: Texas Residency Version. District-Provider teams that join this PLC will build a shared understanding of quality in principal preparation partnerships, reflect on their own partnerships, and identify actionable steps towards maintaining and strengthening their collaboration.
The potential benefits of strengthening District-Provider partnerships include
- a stronger local pipeline of school leaders
- increased capacity to offer high-quality principal preparation, including residencies
- more efficient principal recruitment processes
Each District-Provider partnership should include one key representative
s from each organization who is closely involved in designing and/or leading
The first cohort of the Partnership PLC will launch in September with an in-person meeting. PLC participants will then attend a sequence of five facilitated virtual meetings over the 2023-2024 school year. A second cohort will launch in early 2024. All meeting and necessary travel costs will be paid for by EDC.
For more information contact the Quality Measures Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Partnership PLC opportunity is being offered and facilitated by the Quality Measures Center at EDC with support from the Texas Education Agency. Funding for the Quality Measures in Texas work comes from The Wallace Foundation.