Total Instructional Alignment is a process that has proven to be a key strategy in creating high achieving classrooms, school, and districts. The Idaho TIA process is comprehensive: from standards to student success! TIA skillfully assists teachers and administrators by developing an in-depth understanding of the alignment process: What it means, why it is important for all students, what it looks like in schools and in individual classrooms, and most importantly, how to achieve it in every school and in every classroom.
- Inauguration of TIA Project in Region V school districts.
- Focus on alignment of Idaho State standards in Language Arts and Mathematics.
- Expanded participation throughout Regions IV, V, and VI.
- Continued alignment of Language Arts and Mathematics standards.
- Initiation of Idaho State Standard alignment in Science and Social Studies.
- Expansion of project to include 350 educators and 21 school districts from Regions IV, V, and VI.
- Implementation of partnership with Dell, Inc. to provide hardware technology support for the Working Conference.
- Incorporation of additional educational initiatives into the TIA project including: preschool standards, classroom instructional practices (i.e., sheltered instruction connectivity, classroom walk-throughs, PLC's, RtI, and 21st Century technology).
- Initiation of discussions regarding the inclusion of Idaho TIA within teacher preparation programs in higher education.
- Invitation to Lisa Carter by Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness and the College of Education at Idaho State University to Meridian, Idaho, to meet with the Deans of Idaho Colleges of Education, the State Board of Education, and the State Department of Education to discuss the implementation of Idaho TIA statewide, as well as its incorporation within university teacher preparation programs in Idaho.
- Delivery of inaugural Idaho TIA event in Region III – Facilitator Training in April and Working Conference in June - to begin the process of unpacking standards in ELA and Math.
- Presentation of “Orientation to Idaho TIA: Process and Implementation” at the University of Idaho in Moscow for Regions I and II.
- Development of draft “Five-year Idaho TIA Strategic Plan” for use by the College of Education at Idaho State University in providing leadership to deliver Idaho TIA throughout the state of Idaho.
- Design of new project and training focus on unpacking and implementing the newly approved Common Core State Standards.
- Initiation of Idaho TIA enrollment cap for Working Conference in Regions IV, V, and VI. TIA outgrew the ISU campus facilities and waiting lists had to be formed.
- Development of inaugural Focus Group event held in Regions IV, V, and VI to evaluate the Idaho TIA process and documents, to date.
- Design of proposed expansion with Dell, Inc. to support to January and April events.
- Organization of Focus Group events in Southeast Idaho (Regions IV, V, and VI) and in Region III.
- Delivery of Spring Facilitator events in three locations: ISU-Pocatello, ISU-Meridian, and Moscow.
- Delivery of Working Conference in Regions IV, V and VI to initiate “CCSS Unit Planning: Organization of the Content for Instructional Delivery.” Again, waiting lists were formed. (NOTE: Working Conference in Region II and in Regions I and II was postponed to consider the impending urgency of implementing the CCSS.
- Design and inaugural fall delivery of multi-agency collaboration workshops in Regions I, II and III to support “integration of the CCSS into classroom instruction.”
- Partnerships with Mathematical Thinking for Instruction, Idaho Reading Initiative to assist school’s with implementation of the CCSS.