On June 7, 2023 the Texas Program Improvement Network (PIN) – established to advance the effectiveness of principal preparation statewide – held its kickoff meeting at the TEPSA Conference in Round Rock, TX.
A growing number of Texas-based principal preparation program teams have been working together in cohorts to use the Quality Measures process for program self-study and ongoing improvement.
In early 2023, a steering committee of participants from earlier QM Texas cohorts (1, 2, and 3) came together to establish the PIN. Inspired by their QM self-study and professional learning experiences, the group wished to sustain a growing culture of program collaboration and continuous improvement.
The PIN welcomes Texas-based “alumni” of the QM self-study process. Through resourcing and networked support, PIN participants will be able to offer peer-facilitated professional development and share lessons learned across program/institutional lines.
The first year of the PIN will provide a supportive, collegial space for programs to test a theory of change and apply principles of improvement science. Networked supports include, but are not limited to, face-to-face and virtual meetings and this website intended for resource sharing. Meetings will happen twice in person and twice in a virtual setting during the 2023-2024 academic year, and lessons learned will inform future planning.
Please reach out to PIN@qualitymeasures.org for more information.
The peer-led Program Improvement Network is an outgrowth of the Quality Measures in Texas work, facilitated by Quality Measures Center at EDC with support from the Texas Education Agency. Funding for QM Texas comes from The Wallace Foundation.