• 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. 

  • Professional Learning Summit Series

    Tuesday afternoons in March 2022.

    The 2022 Delaware Professional Learning Summit Series continues DDOE’s commitment to supporting successful curriculum adoption and implementation by providing school and district leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to develop these plans for high-quality professional learning for the 2022-2023 school year.   The Professional Learning Summit Series will take place virtually on Tuesday afternoons in March.  Registration links for each individual session are provided below.

    • Implementing with Ongoing and Continuous Improvement: Getting the most out of your high quality instructional material.
    • Adopting and Launching High Quality Instructional Materials: Establishing the necessary systems and structures for success.
    • The Power of an Instructional Vision:  Developing and communicating a vision of excellent instruction within the content area to inform each step of the planning process.


  • 2022-2023 Reimagining Professional Learning Grants

    The goal of the 2022-2023 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. 

    2022-2023 RPL Schools will commit to:  

    • establishing a culture of professional learning that is responsive to teachers’ needs;   
    • ensuring that teachers have access to 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  professional learning plans; and  
    • driving continuous improvement, engaging in collaborative learning, and taking shared responsibility for achieving the professional learning goals
  • Important dates

    • January 19, 2022 - Public Notice
    • January 19, 2022 - Grant Overview Webinar (recorded)  
    • February 18, 2022 - Deadline for Letter of Intent with needs analysis (required) 
    • March 2022 - Professional Learning Summit Series (attendance required based on Letter of Intent) 
      • March 01, 2022 
      • March 15, 2022 
      • March 22, 2022
    • March - April 2022 - Technical Assistance Virtual Sessions (by appointment/optional)
      • Sessions will be held via weekly virtual meetings through the months of March and April 
      • Email reimaginingPL@doe.k12.de.us to secure an appointment
    • April 14, 2022- Deadline for Questions (optional)
    • April 29, 2022 - Response to Questions Posted 
    • May 13, 2022 (3:00pm) - Deadline for Receipt of Proposals 
    • June 2022 - Estimated Notification of Award 
  • The Delaware Professional Learning Partner Guide

    For the 2022-2023 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. 

    Application Details and Deadlines

    Reimagining Professional Learning (RPL) Grant Full Application


    Due: Friday, February 18, 2022picture of letter with words email

    Submit Documents 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: Friday, May 13, 2022picture of letter with words email

    Submit Documents to reimaginingPL@doe.k12.de.us 

    • 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 January 19, 2022