Harlingen CISD Selects TEA-Approved Provider engage2learn for HQIM Implementation Support

AUSTIN, TXengage2learn (e2L), the leading strategic implementation and talent development partner for K-12 public schools nationwide, is proud to announce a new development in its years-long partnership with the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) – this time with a focus on HQIM implementation. 

Thanks to the Strong Foundations Implementation Grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Harlingen CISD teachers will now be equipped to effectively implement HQIM designed for K-5 learners in Texas, including Amplify Reading Texas and Eureka Math TEKS Edition. To ensure the fidelity and success of these materials, the district selected TEA-approved provider engage2learn to be its implementation partner throughout the grant program, May 2024 through June 2025.

Through its proven, evidence-based approach, e2L will provide role-specific, job-embedded support to Harlingen CISD teachers, instructional coaches, principals, and curriculum and instruction teams. This support will utilize research-backed strategies to help district educators understand, implement, and sustain HQIM with the primary goal of sustainably improving K-5 literacy and math performance.

While this grant signals a new venture between e2L and Harlingen CISD, the partnership between the two has spanned several years. Including strategic design work, coaching support, and learning framework development through TEA’s Strong Foundations Planning Grant, the ongoing collaboration between e2L and Harlingen CISD has led to significant advancements in instructional coaching, teacher effectiveness, and student achievement.

"Harlingen CISD is always a trend-setter for the state of Texas, and it’s been a privilege to be their implementation partner in different capacities all these years,” said Shannon Buerk, Founder and CEO of engage2learn. “We are excited about this new phase of leadership and our partnership to delve deeper into improving math and literacy outcomes, ensuring that our partner’s initiatives are not only aligned with state standards but are also implemented with fidelity. Like Harlingen CISD, engage2learn is committed to fostering high-quality learning environments in which every student can thrive."

Tanya Garza, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Harlingen CISD, added, "Our journey with e2L over the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. Their expertise and steadfast support have been pivotal in helping us develop and implement effective learning frameworks. We've seen measurable improvements in our instructional practices with e2L as our partner, which solidified our decision to choose them as our partner in our HQIM implementation. This partnership is absolutely instrumental in elevating educational outcomes for every Harlingen CISD student."

As e2L and Harlingen CISD focus their efforts on improving math and literacy outcomes through HQIM implementation, both underscore the importance of selecting a TEA-approved partner that has a proven track record of success, deep expertise, and commitment to the long-term educational outcomes specific to each individual district. This new chapter for e2L and Harlingen CISD represents a significant step forward in their joint effort to equip educators with the tools necessary to ensure all students have access to the learning experiences that they deserve.


About engage2learn

At engage2learn (e2L), we’re on a mission to help the neighborhood public school be the first choice for every family. Since 2011, we’ve partnered with K-12 education leaders to upskill talent, streamline systems, and accelerate student achievement. Our talent development systems – rooted in rigorous academic research and on-the-ground coaching experience – consistently link adult learning to tangible results in public school districts nationwide. We help our partners create schools where leaders love to lead, teachers love to teach, and learners love to learn.

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About Harlingen CISD

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) is a system of world-class schools that inspires all learners for a lifetime of success. A district of excellence and innovation, Harlingen CISD offers a variety of opportunities for students to flourish in academics, athletics, and the arts while preparing for college, career, and community success. Learn more about and connect with Harlingen CISD here.