Presenter: Nicole Shannon, Hutto ISD 
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.2
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

You’ve probably heard that setting goals is key to success, but how do you know which goals to set? By assessing and reflecting on student data using the strategies outlined in this course, teachers can more clearly identify goals for the next school year.

This course specifically addresses the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

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Goal setting can sometimes seem like a challenge, but if you have the right information at hand, the process can be much easier. In Reflecting on Data-Informed Instruction, Nicole Shannon provides strategies for using data reflection to assist with your professional development as you set next year’s T-TESS goals. This course will walk you through the process, from gathering and analyzing data to best practices for goal setting.

This course covers:

  • Formal and informal methods to measure student progress
  • Analyzing student data to inform instruction
  • T-TESS professional practices and responsibilities domain
  • Setting short- and long-term goals

This course specifically addresses the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

Presenter Bio

Nicole Shannon, M.Ed. has over 19 years of experience in gifted education. She currently serves as the Advanced Academics Specialist for Hutto ISD. Prior to joining her current district, Nicole served as the Coordinator of Gifted/Advanced Academic Services for Round Rock ISD for five years. She was a gifted specialist in Round Rock ISD for 10 years before taking this position. She has presented at the district, local, and state level to preservice and in-service teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents on a variety of topics in gifted education throughout her years in this field. Prior to moving to Round Rock, Nicole served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, and school principal at private schools in Honolulu, HI, San Diego, CA, and Virginia Beach, VA. Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Gifted/Talented at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. 

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1 review for Reflecting on Data-informed Instruction

  1. MANUELA – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    I wished the first part was not a repetition from the other session, I thought it would focus more on how to use data efficiently.

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