• RPL Summit Conference photo from 2020 The goal of the 2021-2022 Reimagining Professional Learning (RPL) Grants is to create sustainable professional learning conditions and processes, aligned to high quality instructional materials (HQIM) that lead to improved teacher practice and student learning. 

    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. 

    The purpose of professional learning is to build all educators’ (administrators’, coaches’ and teachers’) capacity to create successful learning for each and every student.   Educators committed to high-quality professional learning hold high expectations and assess professional learning’s impact on educators and students. 

  • RPL Summit - Thursday, March 11, 2021

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    The DDOE will host a one-day virtual summit to provide applicants with in-person training on developing a high quality professional learning plan.  Attendance is a requirement for all LEAs who intend to submit an application. 

    One of the topics of this full day summit will be an overview of the The Delaware Professional Learning Partner GuideThis guide provides a list of vendors that provide professional learning on these high-quality instructional materials.  For the 2021-2022 grant cycle, districts and schools are encouraged to align RPL proposals and budgetary expenses to professional learning associated with high-quality instructional materials as defined by the Delaware Department of Education.  Additional details will be provided in the webinar.  

    Registration Deadline for RPL Summit - February 26, 2021

  • 2021-2022 RPL Grant Criteria

    The goal of the 2021-2022 Reimagining Professional Learning (RPL) Grants is to create sustainable professional learning conditions and processes, aligned to high quality instructional materials (HQIM) that lead to improved teacher practice and student learning. 

    2021-2022 RPL Schools will commit to:

    • establishing a culture of professional learning that is responsive to teachers’ needs;
    • ensuring that teachers have access to high-quality instructional materials (HQIM), as defined by the Delaware Department of Education, and the training and ongoing professional learning needed to use those materials expertly;
    • building district and school capacity to take ownership of high-quality professional learning by engaging district and school leaders and teachers in the development and execution of the professional learning plans; and
    • driving continuous improvement, engaging in collaborative learning, and taking shared responsibility for achieving the professional learning goals

     

    The Delaware Professional Learning Partner Guide

    For the 2021-2022 grant cycle, districts and schools are encouraged to align RPL proposals and budgetary expenses to professional learning associated with high-quality instructional materials as defined by the Delaware Department of Education.  See additional details about the grants funding priorities in Section C. Funding Details below. The Delaware Professional Learning Partner Guide provides a list of vendors that provide professional learning on these high-quality instructional materials.

     


    Grant documents required during application process:

    Reimagining Professional Learning (RPL) Grant Full Application: 

    RPL Grant Application_2021-2022

     

    Due: March 19, 2021  picture of letter with words email

    Documents to be submitted to reimaginingPL@doe.k12.de.us  

    Appendix A: Letter of Intent: Letter signed by the district superintendent stating intent to apply for the grant and details regarding the needs analysis conducted to identify the goals of the professional learning plan. Letter must provide answers to the listed questions.

    Appendix B: Professional Learning Plan Workbook (Step 1 and 2 only) 

     

    Due: May 14, 2021 no later than 3:00pmeGrants Logo

    Documents to be submitted through the eGrants system 

    Appendix B: Professional Learning Plan Workbook (All steps)

    Appendix C: DDOE State Subgrant Budget Form

    Appendix D: DDOE State Sub-Grant Application Form

    Professional Learning Plan Aligned Walkthrough Tool

    Signed letters of assurance from applicant’s professional learning partner (if applicable)


  • Questions and Suggestions

    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.

Last Modified on June 15, 2021