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Lake Travis ISD, TX

Beginning, in 2013, district leaders at LTISD committed to pushing beyond high test scores, acting on a moral imperative to redefine learning for all students and educators throughout their community.

District Overview

Beginning, in 2013, district leaders at LTISD committed to pushing beyond high test scores, acting on a moral imperative to redefine learning for all students and educators throughout their community. Such a large-scale change effort would require a wide array of systemic shifts and aligned learning experiences for stakeholders across their district and community.

In partnership with Dell Technologies, ALP has collaborated with Lake Travis ISD leadership to realize this vision. This multi-year and highly strategic collaboration has enabled this fast-growing community to lead with purpose, vision and learner-centered principles. Most importantly, they are making measurable progress to ensure these outcomes are equitably available to all learners.

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  • Located 20 miles west of Austin, TX
  • High performing and rapidly growing district with nine schools supporting over 10,000 students
  • Selected as a finalist for HEB’s 2017 Excellence in Education Awards program
  • Defined and implemented its Learner-Centered Model (LCM) and Learner Profile between Between 2016 and 2020

District Timeline

Summer 2014 - Spring 2023
2022 - 2023

Leadership Consulting

Over the course of the 2022-23 school year, ALP worked with Lake Travis in many capacities to support principals, mentors and other leaders in the district. Developing Principal Leadership PLC guides, evaluating the mentor training program, and partnering to present at conferences are just a few ways the innovative work has continued over the years.

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The Wall
2021 - 2022


Instructional coaches and teacher mentors are vital to the learner-centered instructional practices in Lake Travis. In 2021-22, ALP provided coaching to the instructional coaches and helped design the new teacher mentor program for the district.

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2020 - 2021

Learning Walks

2020-21 was a time to reclaim stable learning conditions. ALP supported Lake Travis by leading multiple rounds of facilitated learning walks using the newly designed Learner Profile. The deep discussiosn that accompanied the learning walks led to more impactful levels of implementation across the district.

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2019 - 2020

The Learner-Centered Life website is a highly creative and timely innovation. Stemming from multiple years of meaning-making and design-thinking practice, these quick, dynamic challenges are accessible to students, parents, community members and educators. With the goal of ‘leveling the playing field’ and making learning accessible to everyone, the Learner-Centered Life resource was unveiled at the Learning Together 2020 Conference in February. Under COVID-19, the form factor and equity-inspired format of these challenges enable the District to support its stakeholder groups under rapidly-changing circumstances.

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2018 - 2020

Over the course of two consecutive academic years, Lake Travis and ALP worked together to facilitate learning walks for all coaches, site-based and district leaders in each school. The purpose of these protocol-driven sessions was to empower leaders to align the language of the LCM and Learner Profile in their own professional learning goals. Together, these leaders generated fidelity around this prioritized language while also modeling the risk-taking and entrepreneurship required to scale the District’s vision for equity and accessibility of learning.

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2017 - 2020


As a means of supporting the ongoing professional learning of the LTISD coaches, a senior ALP consultant engages in highly personalized and blended coaching rounds throughout each academic year. This form of goals-driven and application-based professional learning empowers District coaches to ‘practice what they preach’ by participating in and expanding their skills throughout facilitated coaching rounds.

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2017 - 2018

LTISD district leaders, ALP and Dell EMC collaborated on the design and implementation of Leadership PLCs that would galvanize site-based administrators around the emerging Learner-Centric Model (LCM). This series of practical and action-oriented PL sessions facilitated the application of the LCM’s core pillars through Design Thinking, ensuring that each cycle of learning included iterative action steps in service of key stakeholders at their school sites.

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2017 - 2018

Learner Profile and Progressions

Building on the emerging transformation primed by the NextGen Teacher Cohorts, LTISD partnered with ALP and Dell EMC to craft a learning model that reflected the district’s shared belief and culture around learning and teaching. As a result, the Learner-Centric Model and its defined commitment to student experiences that are Social, Inspiring, Dynamic, and Empowering became the guiding framework for learning across the district.

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2014 - 2018

Trailblazer Cohorts

The Learning & Teaching Department worked alongside ALP and Dell EMC to develop the NextGen cohorts, which partnered district coaches with teams of innovative educators willing to rethink their approach to instruction and extend deeper learning experiences into their classrooms. Growing to more than 100 teachers over four years, these cohorts activated opportunities for leadership across the district.

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2014 - 2015

Profile for Innovative Educators

LTISD site administrators assertively committed to an innovative, data-driven approach to job-embedded professional learning, by no means the norm at the time of implementation. In partnership with a senior ALP consultant, LTCs partnered with selected teachers to pilot the Profile for Innovative Educators © (PIE), a platform-based tool designed to set individual goals and promote regular formative feedback from colleagues.

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2013 - 2014

Competency Modeling

Lake Travis ISD hired four Learning & Teaching Coaches (LTCs), the first-ever educators employed by the district to facilitate job-embedded professional learning in the community’s nine schools. Through Competency Modeling, ALP collaborated with the newly formed team to define the key competencies their coaches would need to support and elevate this plan.

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Since 2013, Advanced Learning Partnerships and Dell Technologies are proud partners in the ongoing professional learning partnership with Lake Travis ISD.

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