Grants: Reimagining Professional LearningThe Reimagining Professional Learning Grants support the work of schools committed to improving the quality and efficacy of professional learning for teachers in Delaware in order to increase opportunities and outcomes for our students. Reimagining professional learning is imperative. It will not happen overnight, but will start with the bold thinking of school leaders and be realized with longer-term efforts and the replication of successful practices seeded through this grant. Schools that are committed to this vision are encouraged to apply to receive a Reimagining Professional Learning Grant.
In spring of 2016, the Delaware Department of Education awarded 21 elementary, middle, and high schools across the state a collective total of $413,068 to aid in their efforts to redesign professional learning around improved student achievement. Awards were based on each school’s integration of Delaware’s new professional learning standards, also called the Learning Forward Standards. Grants incorporated innovative, rigorous models of professional development in English/language arts, mathematics, and literacy instructional strategies to strengthen teaching and student learning through leadership and educator effectiveness.Awards will be used to sustain continuous improvement in teacher practice and student outcomes over time. We are proud to highlight the strategic planning, expertise, and dedication of each school below by tracking their success overtime in hopes that other schools may gather ideas about how to redesign professional learning in their schools.
District/Charter School/Agency/Organization Project Title Total Award Milford/Lulu Ross Elementary Making Math Matter $22,500 Milford/Banneker Elementary Let’s Get Talking: Increasing Students’ Number Sense Through Number Talks $22,500 Milford/Morris Early Childhood Center C3-Conquering Common Core Math $22,500 Milford/Mispillion Elementary Talk the Talk with Number Talks $22,500
Elementary English Language Arts
District/Charter School/Agency/Organization Project Title Total Award Caesar Rodney/W. Reily Brown Lesson Study $10,000 Caesar Rodney/Nellie Stokes Elementary Improving Student Learning through Targeted Intervention $10,000 Caesar Rodney/Allen Frear Elementary Improving Student Learning through Targeted Intervention $10,000 Caesar Rodney/McIlvaine Early Childhood Center Improving Student Learning through Targeted Intervention $10,000 Colonial/Eisenberg Elementary Increasing Rigor through Writing $15,068.31 Colonial/Wilmington Manor Elementary Creating a Community of Writers at Wilmington Manor $7,241.18
District/Charter School/Agency/Organization Project Title Total Award Colonial/Gunning Bedford MS Colonial Mathematics Teachers: Re-engaging in the Common Core $16,094.14 Colonial/George Read MS Colonial Mathematics Teachers: Re-engaging in the Common Core $12,160.10 Colonial/McCullough MS Colonial Mathematics Teachers: Re-engaging in the Common Core $13,143.61 Capital/William Henry MS William Henry Middle Reimagining Middle School Mathematics $30,000 Capital/Central MS Central Middle School Reimagining Middle School Mathematics $30,000 Capital/Dover HS Dover High School Reimagining High School Mathematics $30,000
District/Charter School/Agency/Organization Project Title Total Award Caesar Rodney/W.B. Simpson Elementary CCSS and Conferencing $9,372.57 Appoquinimink/Bunker Hill Elementary Empowering Innovative Minds Through Inquiry $32,767.25 Smyrna/Smyrna HS Interdisciplinary, Evidence Based Writing Project $18,146.12 NCCVT/St. Georges HS Lessons in Literacy at St. Georges Technical High School $30,049.40 Colonial/William Penn HS Content Literacy Leads to Learning (CL³) $39,025.31
Offer in-depth, interactive learning that will support schools and districts in redesigning professional development. You'll explore the standards, learning designs, and tools for implementing change in team collaboration, teacher practice, and student outcomes.
Register in IMS for the following:
Professional Learning: Standards for Professional Learning
Provides an overview of Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning in order to create learning experiences teachers need to improve instruction. Delve into the rationales behind the standards, the elements of quality learning and the steps needed to support teachers and yield improved student results.
Professional Learning: Learning Designs
Focuses on helping educators recognize the array of learning designs that can lead to improved teaching and learning and develop the knowledge and skills teachers need to reach every student.
Professional Learning: Managing Change
Focuses on how and why individuals change their practice. Understand the concept and process of change and help others understand to better support adult learners in improving instruction to elevate student achievement.
Professional Learning: Facilitating Learning Teams
Focuses on the structures and supports teams need to accomplish goals. Learn more about the stages of team development and team roles, contribute more meaningfully to the team's success, and gain facilitation skills to support the group's work.
Data provided by awardee schools includes patterns and trends across schools and toward their teacher and student outcome goals. Bright spots are also included in picture and video formats to celebrate the successes they have achieved during the implementation phase of their professional learning plans.
Preliminary Results – FY 2016-2017 Grantees Count Number of Students Grades K-12 Impacted by Schools Receiving the Reimagining Professional Learning Grant 16,749 Number of Students Grades K-12 Impacted by Professional Learning in Elementary Math 2,074 Number of Students Grades K-12 Impacted by Professional Learning in Elementary ELA 3,018 Number of Students Grades K-12 Impacted by Professional Learning in Secondary Math 6,002 Number of Students Grades K-12 Impacted by Professional Learning in Literacy 5,655
Provides resources to apply for the Reimagining Professional Learning Innovation Grant.