The strategy for implementing TSDS across all 1,237 local education agencies (LEAsschool districts and charter schools) in Texas is to use a train-the-trainer model.

Champion Train-the-Trainer Courses

TEA depends on the Level 2 organizations' (ESCs and vendors) training and support expertise and relationship with the LEAs to make this initiative a success.

TEA will offer certification to ESCs and Vendors so that they can offer training to the Level 1 organizations (LEAs).

Training will be offered in the following areas:

  • TSDS Unique ID
  • TSDS Technical Data Loading
  • TEA Login (TEAL)
  • TSDS Core Collections
  • TSDS Incident Managment System (TIMS)

    Train-the-Trainer courses were first offered in February 2013 and will continue to meet Level 2 needs. All course materials will be available to the Level 2 via the Field Coordination Network once the course has been delivered.

      Click here: TSDS 2017-2018 Training Calendar to view the TSDS Training catalog of upcoming courses.

    Level 2 Champions and Level 1 LEA Stewards

    ESCs and LEAs will need one or more key points of contact for this initiative. These individuals (called "Champions" at the ESCs and "Stewards" at the LEAs) will attend training sessions and receive detailed training materials to assist their users in one of four roles:

    • TSDS Unique ID 
    • TSDS Technical (ESC) / Data Steward (LEAs)
    • TSDS Core Collections
    • TEAL  Training Model

    Stewards and Champions are the first levels of TSDS support for their users. Each Steward or Champion is responsible for their assigned domain of expertise; the Technical or Data Steward role is responsible for the extraction and movement of the data from LEA source systems to TSDS.

    The diagram illustrates flow of training information: from TEA, through the ESCs, to the LEAs, and then to the campuses.


    We also have provided guidance and resources for vendors on our Technical Resources page.

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