Does Your Principal Support You with Instructional Coaching to Increase Student Achievement?

About this session

This session will demonstrate strategies for Instructional Leaders to support their teachers to impact student achievement. Student/teacher-made videos encourage continual teacher practice. These videos open the door to discussions about the teacher/student work using an inter-rater reliable video rubric based on reputable rubrics in the field (T-Tess and edTPA). The coach and the teacher score the rubrics independently. With continued practice the teacher sees how the continual practice and reflection bring the understandings of the teacher close to those of the coach.

Christina Flores, physics teacher in Pasadena Independent School District
Steve Amstutz, former principal and Director of Measuring What Matters, Institute for Research and Reform in Education
Camila Vinson, current Master of Arts of Teaching student at Rice University


Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:00 PM CT
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Christina Flores, a physics teacher in Pasadena Independent School District, who is also finishing her Master of Arts in Teaching in May 2022. She has 7 years teaching experience working with high school students. Christina is seeking her principal certification along with her MAT and is interested in instructional coaching with teachers.

Camila Vinson ('22/'23) is a senior Biosciences major and a part of the Master of Arts of Teaching program at Rice University. She is currently a student teacher in a biology classroom at Sharpstown International School in Houston, TX.

Steve Amstutz served as teacher and principal in Houston public schools for 29 years. While at Lee High School (now Wisdom HS) he worked with his faculty to found Liberty High School, an innovative school for new immigrants. The school was designed to meet the unique needs of young adults – ages 17-25 – with culturally and linguistically appropriate instruction in day- and night-time classes, six days per week, 12 months a year. But Amstutz did not stop there. Steve teamed with teacher Monica Piquet-Rodriguez to co-found DiscoverU, to ensure that their low-income, immigrant, and racially diverse students were inspired and prepared to enroll and succeed in college. Today, DiscoverU sends hundreds of students to summer programs at premier colleges and universities across the country and internationally. Both of these innovative programs are thriving today in Houston, Texas.

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