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Charles A. Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin

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Organizational Info

Who we are

The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin works to dismantle barriers in education systems to ensure all students—especially those from diverse backgrounds—have equitable access to and success in an excellent education. Our team of passionate professionals works across the education spectrum—from developing and delivering innovative curriculum and professional learning to catalyzing the evolution of systems, structures, and policies. Our work supports educators, administrators, and policymakers in the K–16 system for all students. We believe that educators have the capability and obligation to grow. We help create the tools and structures that allow that growth.

Our team

21–50 facilitators/coaches

11-25% are non-white

Where we work

We have worked here

We are also willing to work here

Types of districts that we have experience working with

  • Traditional District
  • Charter
  • Private
  • Parochial
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Fewer than 2,500 students
  • 2,500 to 10,000 students
  • 10,000 to 50,000 students
  • 50,001 to 100,000 students
  • More than 100,000 students
  • Greater than 60% of economically disadvantaged students
  • Greater than 20% of English language learners
  • Greater than 20% of students with disability
  • Greater than 80% students of color

Why is this important?

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Three sample clients

Sample professional learning services

Long-term services

  • Our multiyear effort with NYC schools supports teachers in implementing Agile Mind course programs, which are organized around 4 arcs of learning, each building on the last, to increase student and teacher understanding of SEAD (social, emotional, and academic development) integration, Pedagogic Content Knowledge (PCK), and curricular efficacy.
  • Target audience

    • Teachers
    • School-based coaches
    • School leaders
    • School system coaches and leaders
  • Delivery method

    Through 4 webinars per quarter and intersession coaching, we deliver and discuss program content and support individuals as needed.
  • Preferred format

    • Virtual: Synchronous
    • Virtual: Asynchronous
    • In-person
    • Blended
  • Can be offered fully virtual

    Yes

Short-term services

  • Our Orchestrating Mathematical Discourse one-day session helps educators identify opportunities for meaningful discourse within their HQIM. They learn a protocol that can be used across topics to engage diverse groups of students in deep discussions through sharing ideas, creating mathematical arguments, and reasoning with their peers.
  • Target audience

    • Teachers
    • School-based coaches
    • School leaders
    • School system coaches and leaders
  • Maximum participants

    30
  • Delivery method

    With flexible formatting, the six hours of content can be conducted in person or virtually, with additional support where needed.
  • Preferred format

    • Virtual: Synchronous
    • Virtual: Asynchronous
    • In-person
    • Blended
  • Can be offered fully virtual

    Yes

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