Component 4: Virtual Leadership Institute

1200 practicing principals, school leaders, and leadership teams will participate year-round in 20 Virtual Leadership Institutes for improvement and instructional-capacity building for high-needs schools. Participants will receive micro-credentials offered via the State of Texas as well as professional development certificates.
Participants will receive CEUs upon completion in the areas of:

  • Virtual Professional Learning Communities
  • Virtual Mentoring and Coaching of Leaders and Teachers
  • Virtual Peer Coaching
  • Virtual Family Engagement
  • Critical Dialogues
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Social and Emotional learning During COVID-19
  • Turn-around Schools
  • Data Meetings
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Special Population Teaching and Learning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Virtual Admissions, Reviews, Dismissals

We will have the following courses (below) ready for Spring 2021. These courses will be available via Canvas. Other courses will be added and updated in 2021.

Available Courses

The Principal and the People in a Turn Around School
Strategies and Ideas for a Turn Around School
What to do About Morale in a Turn Around School
Coaching and Mentoring in Turn Around Schools
How a Coach Helps to Turn Around a School
Campus Improvement Plans (CIPs)
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
How School Administrators Engage in Critical Dialogue
Skill Set to Lead/Catalyze Culturally Responsive Instructional Change
Reflection Cycle (and App)
Enhancing Communications Skills Set: Self and Others
Building a CM Skill Set: Processing Your Conflict Assessment and Critical Dialogue Discussion
Emotional Intelligence and Managing Change in Schools
Leading Critical Dialogues
Managing Change in Schools/Importance of Strategic Conflict and Dialogue Engagement
Critical Dialogues in Promoting Change Around Positive School Climate (includes Bullying Issues)
Engaging in Dialogue for School Enhancement
The Triple “H” Factor
Developing Effective and Equitable Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships for Student Success
Wake Me Up When September Ends: Family Engagement Reflexions From the Experts on the Field
Tips and Strategies on Parent Involvement and Getting Parents into the School (From a Parent’s Perspective)
Family Involvement in Science
Overcoming Obstacles: What You Need to Know and Do Now!
“I am a Dreamer”: Information for Undocumented Students and Family Engagement Family Engagement During COVID-19: Tips & Strategies for Parents
Helping Parents Navigate Social Media Traps
Techniques of Peer Coaching
PEER Coaching
Model PEER Coaching in an Emergency Situation (such as COVID-19 and Hurricane Harvey)
Effective Peer Coaching
Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching and the Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Leadership
Coach as Mentor
Coach as Collaborator
Panel: The Principal as Coach
Introduction to PLCs
What is a MOOPIL?
Using MOOPILs for Virtual Professional Learning Communities
Tips and Instructions on Making a MOOPIL
Literacy-Infusion in Science Education
Instructional Leadership in Science Education
Emotional intelligence
Vocabulary and Reading in Science
Writing in Science


Karen McIntush

Karen McIntush

Component 4 Coordinator