Delaware’s vision is that every learner across the state leaves school ready for success in college, career, and life. In order to achieve this vision, teachers must provide students with high-quality, standards-aligned instruction every day. For teachers to be fully prepared for every lesson, school leaders must then provide teachers with standards-aligned instructional materials and the support needed to use those materials well.
Globally, professional learning is defined as a comprehensive, sustained, and intensive approach to improving educators’ effectiveness in raising student achievement. Professional learning that is directly aligned to standards and curriculum leads to improvement in: educator practice, student achievement, and school outcomes.
In 2012, Delaware’s Professional Standards Board adopted statewide professional learning standards that are grounded in Learning Forward’s standards. The Delaware Standards for Professional Learning describe the context, processes, and content for effective, high-quality professional learning, and set clear expectations at the state, district, and school level.
2020-2021 Grant Awardees
AppoquiniminkSchoolTitle of Project
Alfred G. Waters MS
Everett Meredith MS
Louis L. Redding MS
Odessa HSLaunching the use of an HQIM and supporting the required changes in teacher practice for Secondary ELA.
BrandywineSchoolTitle of Project
Mt. Pleasant HSSupporting Ambitious Teaching Practices in Mathematics through HQIM and Coaching Partnerships
P.S. DuPont MS
Talley MSSupporting Ambitious Teaching Practices in Mathematics and ELA through HQIM and Coaching PartnershipsMaple Lane ESStrengthening Targeted Instruction in ELA through the embedded Supports of the Bookworms Curriculum to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Caesar RodneySchoolTitle of Project
Allen Frear ES
W.Reily Brown ES
W.B. Simpson ES
Star Hill ES
George S. Welch ESProviding Equitable Instruction in ELA for grades 3-5 through the Implementation of ARC Core Instructional Materials.
Postlethwait MSStrengthening Tier 1 Supports to Meet the Needs of All LearnersCaesar Rodney High SchoolProviding Equitable Instruction in Mathematics for grades 9-12 through the Implementation of Illustrative Mathematics Instructional Materials.
CapitalSchoolTitle of Project
Booker T. Washington ES
East Dover ES
North Dover ES
South Dover ES
Towne Point ES
William Henry MS
Dover HSProviding System-Wide Supports for Students with Disabilities
CharterSchoolTitle of ProjectKuumba AcademyPromoting Tiered ELA Instruction in the Intermediate Grades through HQIM(EL)-embedded supports and Intensive Supports in Foundational Reading Skills.Providence Creek AcademyLaunching the use of a Supplemental HQIM for Foundational Reading Skills and supporting the required changes in teacher practice for ELA in Grades K-2.
ChristinaSchoolTitle of ProjectShue-Medill MSStrengthening Tier 1 Supports to Meet the Needs of All Learners
ColonialSchoolTitle of ProjectGunning Bedford MSEstablishing a Tier 1 Learning Environment that Promotes All Students’ Social/Emotional and Academic Competencies.
DSCYFSchoolTitle of ProjectFerris SchoolStrengthening Tier 1 in ELA and Mathematics through HQIM embedded Supports to Meet the Needs of All LearnersTerry CenterStrengthening Tier 1 in ELA through the embedded Supports of Bookworms to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Lake ForestLake Forest HSSupporting the Skillful Implementation of HQIM in Mathematics (Illustrative Math) and ELA (Into Literature).
LaurelSchoolTitle of ProjectLaurel ESSupporting Mathematics Instruction though the Skillful Implementation of Illustrative Mathematics.Laurel MSStrengthening the Practice of the Mathematical Language Routines in Illustrative Mathematics.North Laurel Early Learning AcademySupporting Mathematics Instruction though the Skillful Implementation of Illustrative Mathematics.
MilfordSchoolTitle of ProjectMilford Central AcademyProviding and Monitoring Access to High Quality Tier 1 Curricular Materials for Students with Disabilities.
New Castle County Vo-TechSchoolTitle of ProjectNew Castle County Vo-TechEstablishing the Vision for Excellent Instruction in Mathematics and Science in preparation for HQIM adoption.
Red ClaySchoolTitle of Project
A.I. DuPont HS
A.I. DuPont MS
Conrad Schools of Science
Delaware Military Academy
First State School
H.B. DuPont Middle School
John Dickinson School
Stanton MSSupporting Secondary Mathematics Instruction through the Skillful Implementation of Illustrative Mathematics and EnVision Mathematics.
Brandywine Springs ES
Forest Oak ES
Linden Hill ES
North Star ES
Richardson Park ES
Warner ESSupporting Elementary ELA Instruction through the Skillful Implementation of ReadyGen Instructional Materials.
Seaford HSLaunching the use of an HQIM and supporting the required changes in teacher practice for Secondary ELA and in Virtual Instruction.
Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
Woodbridge Middle School
Woodbridge High SchoolProviding System-Wide Supports for Priority Students.
New Delaware Professional Learning Vendor Guide
The DDOE is committed to supporting districts and schools in creating sustainable professional learning systems that lead to improved teacher practice and student learning. To that end, the Department released the Delaware Professional Learning Partner Guide that identifies partner organizations who have the expertise and ability to provide the professional learning (PL) and coaching needed to help Delaware educators provide curriculum-aligned instruction in every classroom, every day. Schools and districts applying for a 2020-2021 RPL grant are encouraged to use the guide to select a PL partner to support grant activities.
2020-2021 RPL Grant Criteria:
The goal of the 2020-2021 Reimagining Professional Learning (RPL) Grants is to create sustainable professional learning systems that lead to improved teacher practice and student learning.
2020-2021 RPL Schools commit to:
- establishing a culture of professional learning that is responsive to teachers’ and students’ needs;
- ensuring that teachers have access to high-quality instructional materials, and the training and ongoing professional learning needed to use those materials well;
- building ownership and school capacity in high-quality professional learning by engaging both school leaders and teachers in the development and execution of the professional learning plan; and
- following a cycle of inquiry that aligns professional learning to academic goals, plans and executes strategies to achieve academic goals, and monitor progress along the way.
- 2020 - 2021 Reimagining Professional Learning Grant - Revised 3-26-2020 (includes Appendix A, B, C, F & G)
- Appendix D - Subgrant Budget Form
- Appendix E - State Subgrant Application
- Public Notice - January 29, 2020
- Grant Overview Webinar - January 29, 2020 (recorded)
- Submission of Letter of Intent (required) - February 28, 2020
- Professional Learning Summit (attendance required) - March 12 - March 13, 2020
- Del-One Conference Center in Dover, Delaware
- PDMS Registration: Course #28885, Section #53563
- Technical Assistance Virtual Sessions (optional) - By appointment beginning April 7th, 2020
- Availability: Tuesdays 9:00-9:45am / 10:00 - 10:45am
- Please email reimaginingPL@doe.k12.de.us to secure an appointment during those office hours.
- Deadline for Questions - May 15, 2020
- Response to Questions Posted by - May 29, 2020
- Deadline for Receipt of Proposals - June 5, 2020 (3:00pm)
- Estimated Notification of Award (pending revisions) - July 2020
If you have questions regarding the Reimagining Professional Learning Grant, please contact the grant team at reimaginingPL@doe.k12.de.us
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.