SEDL merged with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in 2015. This archived website contains the work of SEDL legacy projects and rich resources from the past 50 years.
The TXCC Comprehensive Centers Program Ended September 30, 2019
The 2012–2019 grant cycle for the U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers Program ends on September 30, 2019. Please visit the Department’s Comprehensive Centers Program website to check for updates about the 2019–2024 cycle of centers: U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Center Programs. For information about the centers AIR manages, please visit: AIR Regional Comprehensive Centers and Content Centers.
Other TXCC Training Materials
Strategies for School Improvement
2006 TXCC Forum
Strategies for School Improvement: Understanding and Achieving AYP
The Texas Education Agency (TEA), guided by the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, has outlined specific requirements for schools not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Understanding and Achieving AYP is a set of activities designed to assist facilitators working with teams from schools that have not met these requirements for the first time.
Data Driven Dialogue
Based on our book, Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry, this interactive seminar explores and applies a three-phase Collaborative Learning Cycle that guides professional inquiry. Participants investigate strategies and structures that reduce defensiveness and create shared responsibility for student learning. The sessions offer practical tools for discovering assumptions, promoting data-focused inquiry and developing shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions. These understandings become the foundation for dynamical planning processes.
Coaching Conversations Using States of Mind
The Texas Comprehensive Center at SEDL held a webcast February 15th featuring Dr. Bill Sommers.
Strategies for English Language Learners
Strategies for English Language Learners in Secondary Mathematics
The objectives of the Strategies for English Language Learners in Secondary Mathematics event were to provide opportunities that promote collaboration and exchange of expertise between ESC Mathematics and ELL staff and to increase the capacity of ESC Mathematics and ELL staff to design and deliver high quality training on research-based mathematics instruction focusing on English Language Learners.
Strategies for English Language Learners in Secondary Mathematics: Developing Professional Developers
This event included Days 3 and 4 of the series for ESC professional development staff. The sessions were designed to deepen the collaboration among ESC mathematics and ELL staff and to continue to build their capacity to design and deliver high quality training for teachers on research-based mathematics instruction focusing on English language learners.
What Can a Mathematics Teacher Do for the English Language Learner?
This interactive document was developed during a professional development session, led by the Texas Comprehensive Center, for mathematics and ESL specialists from the Education Service Centers in Texas.
Strategies for English Language Learners in Secondary Science (Days 1 & 2)
Activities for January 25-26, 2007
Strategies for English Language Learners in Secondary Science (Days 3 & 4)
Activities for April 11-13, 2007