• Reimagining Professional Learning Grant

    2018-2019 School Year

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  • Grants: Reimagining Professional Learning

    Core Concept

    The 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.

    2018-2019 Awardees

    District/Charter School School Title of Project Total Award
    Brandywine School District Mount Pleasant HS Implementing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Mathematics through Co-Teaching, Coaching, and Lesson Study $22,752
    Brandywine School District PS duPont MS Comprehensive Professional Learning Program for Illustrative Mathematics Implementation  $20,000
    Brandywine School District Springer MS Comprehensive Professional Learning Program for Illustrative Mathematics Implementation  $20,000
    Brandywine School District Talley MS Comprehensive Professional Learning Program for Illustrative Mathematics Implementation  $20,000
    Caesar Rodney School District Dover Air Base MS Open Opportunities for All Students with Stronger Math Instruction $5,217
    Caesar Rodney School District Fifer MS Open Opportunities for All Students with Stronger Math Instruction $8,167
    Caesar Rodney School District Postlethwait MS Open Opportunities for All Students with Stronger Math Instruction $8,167
    Charter Las Americas Aspira Academy The L.O.B.O.S. Initiative  $22,725
    DSCYF Ferris School Ferris Essential Strategies to Meet the Common Core $21,000
    Indian River School District  East Millsboro ES Learning and Growing Reimagined  $17,270
    Indian River School District  Georgetown ES Using Lesson Studies to Improve the Quality and Efficacy of Professional Learning $17,671
    Indian River School District  John M. Clayton ES Using Lesson Studies to Improve Teacher Craft and Enhance Student Learning $15,262
    Indian River School District  Long Neck ES Using Lesson Studies to Improve the Quality and Efficacy of Professional Learning $15,262
    Indian River School District  Lord Baltimore ES Learning and Growing Reimagined  $17,270
    Indian River School District  North Georgetown ES Using Lesson Studies to Improve the Quality and Efficacy of Professional Learning $14,721
    Indian River School District  Phillip Showell ES Using Lesson Studies to Improve the Quality and Efficacy of Professional Learning $21,359
    Indian River School District  Southern DE School of the Arts Using Lesson Studies to Improve the Quality and Efficacy of Professional Learning $19,277
    Laurel School District Laurel ES Reimagining Elementary Mathematics through Cognitively Guided Instruction $21,085
    Laurel School District North Laurel Learning Academy  Reimagining Elementary Mathematics through Cognitively Guided Instruction $11,634
    Laurel School District Laurel MS Rich and Engaging Instruction in Middle Grades Mathematics Using High Quality Instructional Materials: Illustrative Mathematics $16,592
    Red Clay Consolidated School District AI duPont MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $19,860
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Brandywine Springs MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $16,169
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Cab Calloway MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $16,720
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Conrad School of Science MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $11,000
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Dickinson Middle Years Programme  High Quality Instructional Materials for All $9,000
    Red Clay Consolidated School District HB duPont MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $27,865
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Skyline MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $26,295
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Stanton MS High Quality Instructional Materials for All $19,860
    Seaford School District Seaford MS Illustrative Mathematics Supported via SREB Instructional Practices $20,803
    Smyrna School District John Bassett Moore Intermediate School JBM Writing Project: Moore Quality Writing* $16,410
    Smyrna School District Smyrna ES Reading the Write Way* $8,960
    Smyrna School District Smyrna MS In Media Res: Smyrna Middle School Writing Project* $13,183

    *Indicates a school that has received a grant award for a second year.

    2018 - 2019 RPL Grant Criteria:

    Educator professional learning opportunities are…

    • Designed to ensure all students in all classrooms receive equitable access to high quality instructional materials and educators
    • The right to equitable educational opportunity is universal
    • The inalienable right to equitable educational opportunity includes the right to high expectations, higher-order pedagogies, and engaging curricula
    • Connected to professional learning centered on the adoption and implementation of high quality instructional materials that support opportunities to strengthen standards–aligned instruction in classrooms
    • Connected to research informed practices that support opportunities for content area(s) to strengthen standards–aligned instruction in classrooms
    • Focused on curriculum specific experiences that strengthen standards–based instruction and building and solidifying systems/structures to support opportunities for multiple content areas to strengthen skillful use of instructional resources in classrooms

    Grant documents:

    2018 - 2019 Reimagining Professional Learning Grant

    2018 - 2019 Budget Form

    Attachment A - Reimagining PL Grant Application Form

    Attachment B - Reimagining PL Grant Action Plan

    Appendix B - Reimagining PL Subgrant Evaluation Rubric

    Attachment C - Reimagining PL Grant Rubric

    Attachment D - Backmapping Model for Planning Professional Learning


    Dates to Remember:

    • Public Notice - February 21, 2018
    • Live Question Forum Webinar - March 1, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00am (recorded) - PDMS Course # 26889
    • Intent to Apply (required) - March 7, 2018
    • Administration of Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI)
      • Window open March 15, 2018 to April 20, 2018
    • Planning and Support - March 27, 2018, 8:30am - 12:30pm - PDMS Course # 26890; Section #47578
    • Deadline for Questions - April 9, 2018, 3:00pm
    • Question Forum & Rubric Review - April 18, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm after Teaching & Learning Cadre -  PDMS Course # 26890; Section # 47583
    • Deadline for Receipt of Proposals - May 4, 2018, 3:00pm
    • Estimated Notification of Award - June 1, 2018

    Join us May 1, 2018 for a Celebration of Professional Learning at Polytech HS - 4:30 - 7:30. Current RPL Grant Recipient Schools will showcase their excellence in Professional Learning. PDMS Course # 26894


  • Questions and Suggestions

    If you have education-related questions or suggestions regarding Professional Learning in Delaware, please contact the Professional Learning workgroup at 302-735-4180 or visit the Staff Directory.

Last Modified on December 4, 2018