Texas School for the Deaf Professional Development

Professional Development at TSD

Professional development at TSD is to ensure academic and personal student success.  Professional effectiveness and career growth for the ultimate purpose of student growth and innovation is essential to the success of our strategic plan. 


Professional Development Focuses on the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan        

Empowering Student Learning

Empower student learning by implementing meaningful, data-informed, student-centered, and culturally responsive instructional practices that are designed to support students on their joueny as life-long learners. 

Nurturing Positive Culture

Create a culturally responsive school climate and culture that fosters inclusivity and mutual respect while providing the resources and supports necessary to accomplish TSD's school mission.

Early Language Acquisition and Learning

Maximize language development by broadening early learning acquisition services and strengthening ASL/English bilingual instructional practices. 

Employee Engagement

Establish an environment that will attract, build, and retain a highly skilled staff, increase BIPOC representation, and foster professional development and personal growth.

Family and Community Partnerships

Foster a sense of belonging and increase engagement among all families and communities with partnerships and collaborative opportunities.



Standards from Learning Forward

Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students…

•occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment. Learning Communities

•require prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning. Resources

•integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes. Learning Designs

•aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards. Outcomes

•uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning. Data

•applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long term change.  Implementation