Texas School for the Deaf Professional Development

Professional Development at TSD

Professional development at TSD is to ensure academic and personal student success.  Professional effectiveness and career growth for the ultimate purpose of student growth and innovation is essential to the success of our strategic plan. 


Professional Development at TSD is responsive to the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan        

Communication • Academic and Personal Achievement • Staff Support • Data-Driven Decision-Making

•Promoting a culture of mutual respect, support, and responsibility to achieve shared goals.

•Using technology and social media to communicate with internal and external stakeholders and to advance our bilingual mission.

•Implement a Social Emotional Learning school-wide initiative.

•Enhance support for instructional staff and students with ASL and English.

•Enhance academic achievement for all instructional programs.

•Refine and strengthen career and college readiness.

•Ensure a culture of data-driven decision-making.



Standards from Learning Forward

Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students…

•occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment. Learning Communities

•require prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning. Resources

•integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes. Learning Designs

•aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards. Outcomes

•uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning. Data

•applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long term change.  Implementation