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High Quality Instructional Materials

HQIM

High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) are curricular resources that:

  • Ensure full coverage of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • Are aligned to evidence-based best practices in the relevant content area
  • Support all learners, including students with disabilities, English Learners, and students identified as gifted and talented
  • Enables frequent progress monitoring through embedded and aligned assessments
  • Includes implementation support for teachers o teacher and student-facing lesson-level materials

HQIM are designed to help teachers:

Spend less time on... ...and more time on...
  • Building lessons from scratch\
  • Searching the internet for materials and activities
  • Modifying existing classroom materials for remote learning
  • Differentiating lessons and activities for individual students
  • Analyzing and acting on student progress data
  • Customizing virtual and remote materials to fit your unique teaching style

 

Ways we can support your campus with HQIM:

Region 6 supports districts, principals, coaches, and teachers of high-quality instructional materials from various subjects and grade bands using resources provided by the Texas Education Agency. Over the past two years, our dedicated educational specialists collaborated with educators to overcome the obstacles encountered with implementing any new curricular resource. Please allow this catalog as a guide to consider ways Region 6 can support you and we look forward to partnering with you.

Collaborative Partnerships

Implementation for Leaders, Coaches or Teachers:

  • Guide administration in planning and preparation to launch the use of any HQIM
  • Support development and revisions of LEA grant required deliverables (implementation plan)
  • Collect data to assess effectiveness of implementation, coaching or evidence-based Professional Learning
  • Implementation resources and/or coaching support
  • Classroom observations using provided implementation rubrics
  • Support data collection processes to assess effectiveness of HQIM
  • Assist and/or lead sessions on student work analysis

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professional Learning

  • Training is personalized according to need. Please contact us to schedule a call or visit to discuss particular content needed.

Upcoming Sessions

 

TEA Open Educational Resources (OER) options:

TEA Available Materials (TAM) offer an aligned suite of high-quality instructional material resources designed especially for Texas. Two types of materials are available to local education agencies (LEAs):

  • Core products: full sets of materials designed to cover 100% of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in a grade level/band
  • Supplemental products: materials not designed to cover 100% of the TEKS but that complement, enrich, or extend supports in a particular subject and grade band

The type of materials license impacts the length of time educators and districts can access a digital product. There are two types of licenses:

  • Open education resources (OER): state-developed digital materials that are freely available forever to Texas school districts and educators
  • State licensed: digital materials that are freely available to Texas school districts and educators for a specified time period

Prior to publication, materials go through a rigorous third-party review. Review criteria include TEKS alignment, support for all learners, progress monitoring, implementation support, and more. Products also are subject to a focus group of Texas educators.

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

936.435.8350

smbrown@esc6.net