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TSDS Champions and Stewards

See also: Champions for ESCs 1-10  |  Champions for ESCs 11-20

Latest News

The Field Coordination Network Updates for the following topics are available online:

The latest Field Coordination Network Update (10/3/2013) is available online.

The TEAL Update for ESC Champions is available online (recording of webinar | pdf of presentation). 

The UID Web Services introduction for ESC Champions is available online (recording of webinar | pdf of presentation). 

The Field Coordination Network update (August, 2013) has been held, and both a pdf of the presentation and a recording of the webinar are available online. 

Why Champions and Stewards?

The LPR Stewards and ESC Champions provide critical support and training for the rollout and ongoing use of TSDS. 

TSDS represents a radical departure in data collection for TEA because it provides data directly to authorized educators in near-real time.  In this way, TSDS helps teachers spot and respond to emerging issues such as problems in attendance, class work, and test performance as early as possible.

However, the size of the user base for this initiative requires a new, comprehensive approach to training and support.

How does the training and support model work?

To provide assistance at every level, TSDS utilizes a network of "Stewards" at the LEA level who are supported by "Champions" at the ESC level. The full list of current ESC Champions is available on this site.

TEA trains and certifies ESC staff in critical areas to become TSDS Champions.  Those Champions in turn train the LEA Stewards, who provide training and first-level support to the end users. Descriptions for each of these roles are provided below; you can also view a more detailed list of LEA Steward responsibilities as defined for the Early Adopter Program.

LEA Stewards

RoleResponsibilities
Executive StewardAppointed member (likely Superintendent or designee) that is responsible for leading TSDS deployment for their LEA.
Data Steward (Technical Support) Recommended position for all LEAs launching studentGPS™ Dashboards and/or TSDS PEIMS.  The TSDS Data Steward will work with the source data vendors to ensure the data is properly loaded into the Operational Data Store (ODS).
studentGPS™ Dashboards StewardRecommended position for all LEAs that are launching studentGPS™ Dashboards.  The TSDS studentGPS™ Dashboards Steward would train educators within their LEA on how to use the studentGPS™ Dashboards.
PEIMS Coordinator Designated PEIMS Coordinators within LEAs across the state of Texas.
Unique ID StewardRecommended position for all LEAs to help launch TSDS Unique ID within their LEA.
Program Steward Recommended position for large LEAs or LEAs that plan to implement multiple TSDS components at the same time to help manage the complexity of training and deployment within their LEA.

ESC Champions

RoleResponsibilities
Executive ChampionAppointed member (likely ESC Executive Director) that is responsible for leading TSDS deployment within their region.
Unique ID Champion Appointed member responsible for training and supporting LEA Unique ID Stewards in the use of TSDS Unique ID.
studentGPS™ Dashboard ChampionAppointed member that is responsible for training and supporting LEA studentGPS™ Dashboards Stewards in their region as their LEA launches and learns how to use the studentGPS™ Dashboards.
PEIMS ChampionAppointed member (likely PEIMS Coordinator) that is responsible for training and supporting the LEA PEIMS Coordinators as they transition to the new TSDS PEIMS process.
Technical ChampionAppointed member that is responsible for training and supporting LEA Data Stewards on how to work with their source data vendors to ensure their data is properly loaded into the Operational Data Store (ODS).
TEAL Champion    Appointed member responsible for supporting LEA and ESC staff with TEAL access requests and related access issues.

See also: Champions for ESCs 1-10  |  Champions for ESCs 11-20