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Foundation Programs

The Big Picture:  Continuous Improvement at Groesbeck I.S.D.


Big Picture


Foundation Trainings and Programs Groesbeck ISD is committed to the following foundation trainings and programs. Staff development will continually reinforce these, and new staff will be given the opportunity to train in each area.
Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH)

         The Excel Model

  1. Engage Meet and Greet
  2. X-plore Explore Needs
  3. Communicate That We Care
  4. Empower Use and Do
  5. Launch A Meaningful Ending

Social Contracts
The Four Questions


  1. What are you doing?
  2. What should you be doing?
  3. Are you doing it?
  4. So what are you going to do?
Learning Keys 
  1. Data Walks 
    • Learning Objective
    • Learning Environment
    • Instructional Strategies
    • Engagement
    • Assessment
    • Rigor Rate
    • State Standard Alignment
  2. Instructional Practices
    • Deconstructing Standards and Creating Learning Objectives
    • Engagement
    • Research-Based Instructional Strategies
    • Higher-Level Thinking/Rigor Rate
  3. GISD Absolutes

TEKS Resource System 

Components:  The Five E’s:

  1. Vertical Alignment Document (VAD)
  2. TEKS Verification Documents
  3. Year at a Glance
  4. Instructional Focus Documents (IFD)
  5. Unit Assessments
  6. Engage
  7. Explore
  8. Explain
  9. Elaborate
  10. Evaluate

One-to-One Laptop Initiative

  1. K-12 Mac Laptop for Every Student/Teacher
  2. Social and Academic Tool
  3. Software/Web-Based Tools
    I-Suite Programs
    b. Easy Tech

    c. Texas Write Source
    d. Quia
    Imagine Learning
    Reading Assistant
    Fast ForWord
    h. Think Through Math

    i   iStation
    A+ Credit Recovery Program

21st Century Classrooms

  1. Interactive White Board (ENO)
  2. Mounted Projector w/ Sound System
  3. Document Camera (Lumens)
  4. DVD Player
  5. Laptops
  6. Graphing Calculators and Nspire System