Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) is a 36-hour training required for beginning administrators seeking certification as PDAS appraisers. Upon completion of ILD, administrators will be able to:
* Understand the relationship between a vision of quality learning for every student and the requirements of Texas law for planning curriculum, appraisal, staff development, and accountability;
* Create, model, and encourage a school culture that is learner centered and based on high expectations, collaboration, continuous improvement, and ethics and integrity; and
* Establish processes in daily school routines that systematically support ongoing improvement in quality learning for every student. PDAS remains in place as the state's approved instrument for appraising its teachers and identifying areas that would benefit from staff development. PDAS includes 51 criteria within eight domains reflecting the Proficiencies for Learner-Centered Instruction. Education Service Center - Region 19 provides two types of support for PDAS:
1) PDAS Administrator Appraiser Training - Upon completion of this twenty-hour training, including required proficiency checks, this session certifies administrators to appraise teachers using PDAS. (Instructional Leadership Development is a prerequisite to PDAS Administrator Appraiser Training.)
2) PDAS Teacher Orientation Support - Technical assistance to districts/charter schools in implementing the required orientation of PDAS to teachers.
ILD is a prerequisite to PDAS.