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Instructional Leadership Development (Online Course)


 This is an online course. However, participants are required to attend the introductory session for two hours prior to the start date (to be anounced). All ILD training materials were updated to include Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and were distributed to trainers in June of 2005. REMINDER: ILD Training is a pre-requisite to registration for PDAS training. PDAS (Professional Development Appraisal System) appraisers not completing Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) training were required to complete "From ILT to ILD: Moving Texas Forward by September 1, 2004" in order to retain their certification as PDAS appraisers. Failing to have done so results in having to repeat the certification process--take the 36-hour Instructional Leadership Development and then take the 20-hour PDAS.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.
  • Establish processes in daily school routines that systematically support ongoing improvement in quality learning for every student

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrators from area school districts who are seeking certification as PDAS appraisers

Testimonials From Previous Participants:

    "The fact that the course was held online made it easy for me to schedule my summer work schedule." AC

    "The ILD online was convenient and well designed." LP


Dr. Maria Roberts

Dr. Maria B. Roberts is Associate Professor at the University of Texas- Pan American. She has over thirty years’ experience as a teacher and administrator in the public school system. Dr. Roberts was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where she also obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Pan American University and her Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She also worked in the Austin area, where she obtained her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include the improvement of principal preparation programs, implementing effective instructional strategies for Hispanic student achievement, and developing leaders for predominantly Hispanic schools. Her love of teaching has kept her involved in projects throughout the districts surrounding the University of Texas- Pan America.

Program Details


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Last offered on September 27th.


Registration fee is $500 and includes materials. Online payment is recommended to assure space availability


Three or more years of teaching experience is required to register.


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