Sonja Howard at statewide Conference

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Sonja Howard presented at the Advancing Improvement in Education (AIE) statewide school improvement conference on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Howard presented the session “Moving the Needle: A Balanced Approach to Literacy and Biliteracy” focusing on the work Del Valle ISD completed under her leadership in the area of literacy and biliteracy. The session addressed the alignment to the Del Valle ISD compass by increasing teacher collective efficiency using research-based practices such as phonics, guided reading small group instruction and data analysis using the 3DC analysis process.

Those in attendance included principals, district leaders, instructional coaches, professional service providers and regional service center staff from across the state.