Project 1: Investment Fund for Teaching and Leading

Round 3 Awards (Round 3.2)

Federal Way: Math Leadership for K-8/Algebra I and Problem-Based Learning/Ambitious Science Teaching Instruction to Improve Student Outcomes

$283,241 one-year P1 award

(New proposal)

Federal Way will invest in a two-prong approach for its project: strengthening math leadership/teaching practices and enhancing science instructional practice.  The district will expand and deepen the work at K-8 through implementation of math labs at 9 elementary and middle schools; studio cycles in mathematics will occur at the high school level with a focus on strengthening Algebra I.  The University of Washington and Teachers’ Development Group will be major partners in the math work. At the middle school level, Problem-Based Learning will be integrated with Ambitious Science Teaching practices resulting in development of curriculum units that reflect both practices. Partners here include the University of Washington and the Buck Institute.  In addition, a special focus will be on supporting the needs of English language learners, integrating strategies for success along the way.

Budget for June 2016 through August 2017:

Salaries/extra pay/subs for teacher participants in in targeted schools for K-8/high school math and middle school science work $149,644
Supplies: K-8 materials and supplies for after school content sessions; SIOP materials for secondary $    3,116
Consultants:  Support in providing professional learning for teachers during summer, in labs/studios and in the classroom throughout the year (University of Washington, Teachers Development Groups, Buck Institute). $112,500
Indirect $  17,981
TOTAL: $283,241

 

Renton: Renton Leadership/Teacher Professional Learning for Mathematics

$160,250 one-year P1 award

(Continuation and refinement from earlier rounds)

Renton is deepening its approach to math leadership and best practice by providing systemic support and alignment across its high needs schools.  Five elementary schools will develop math labs through support from the University of Washington.

At the 6th-12th grade level, the middle and high school will learn strategies in Complex Instruction and align these new practices to make a seamless transition for students as they move from one level to another (Complex Instruction attends to problems of student social inequity that undermine academic success in math). A video club will be offered as a popular means of learning and sharing best practices outside of the school day. In addition, teacher facilitators from each school will help support ongoing conversations in mathematics throughout the year. Principals and district/school coaches will simultaneously build their capacity in mathematical practice and Complex Instruction by being directly involved in this work.

Budget for September 2016 to August 2017:

Supplies: Supplies for professional learning in math $    1,157
Consultants*: Consultants from the University of Washington facilitate, coach and support math learning labs for teachers during the school year; provide support for Complex Instruction at middle and high school; support the video club; provide professional learning for principals and district/site coaches.

* District is covering teacher release/pay

$155,000
Indirect: $    4,093
TOTAL $160,250

 

Round 3 Awards (Round 3.1)

Auburn School District:

$290,946 Two-year P1 award

(Expanding a Round 2 two-year award of $ 561,705)

Auburn has been focusing for several years on building its teacher leadership capacity through Auburn Teacher Leadership Academy (ATLA). The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) is a major partner with ATLA. This year, Auburn is adding a new cohort that is developing teacher leadership in technology knowledge and tools and taking that back to the teachers in their school. In addition, a new structure called Principal/Teacher Leadership Academy has been added to identify strategies/support and become school system leaders in addressing high needs learners. A web of professional development is included to build the capacity of this teacher/principal duo.

Budget for the 2015-2016 school year (beginning in fall)

Salaries, benefits, extra time/pay, and subs to provide professional learning for teachers for a summer Academy and full-day learning sessions throughout the year $ 155,897
Contractual: Consultant to provide professional learning for teachers on the needs of at risk learners during summer PTLA Academy $ 15,000
Indirect $ 13,671
TOTAL $184,568

Budget for the 2016-2017 school year

Salaries, benefits, subs, extra pay to provide professional learning for teachers during summer and throughout the year $ 46,720
Contractual- Center for Strengthening the Teacher Profession (CSTP) for teacher leadership Development and Technology Consultant for 3-day summer Academy $ 52,000
Indirect $ 7,658
TOTAL $106,378

 

Highline: STEM Academy

$291,609 Two-year P1 award

 Highline continues to deepen and focus its work in elementary departmentalization (e.g., math, science) in five (5) high needs schools. Teachers involved in departmentalization received job embedded just-in-time learning and participate in a lab/studio experiences around high quality practices in science. A new structure of teacher leaders has been added to help identify and deliver professional learning. An observational tool is being developed to support principal leadership in science. Two major partners include the University of Washington and its Ambitious Teaching Practices in science as well as Teacher Development Group (TGD) in mathematics. Summer learning occurs for both teachers and students. Techbridge is a partner that focuses on hands-on STEM experiences for girls of color both in summer and through extended learning experiences throughout the year.

Budget for the 2015-2016 school year (beginning in fall)

Salaries, benefits, subs, extra time to support professional learning for teachers in summer Academy and during job embedded studio work $ 79,563
Supplies and materials for STEM activities and extended learning $ 13,113
Contractual: U of W providing professional learning for STEM Academy teachers $ 50,000
Techbridge- extended learning for girls of color $ 25,000
Indirect $ 11,414
TOTAL $179,090

Budget for the 2016-2017 school year

Salaries, benefits, subs, and extra time to support professional learning for teachers during summer and through job embedded support throughout the year $ 69,732
Supplies and materials for STEM related activities and extended learning $   8,651
Partnership with U of W for professional learning for STEM Academy teachers $ 25,000
Indirect $ 9,136
TOTAL $112,519

 

Kent: ELL Academy

$103,152 Two-year P1 award

The ELL Academy focuses on building the leadership skills and knowledge of principals/administrators/other leaders around best practices in ELL program access, instruction and best practices. A new partnership with Seattle University is in place this year to provide ELL certification, credits and tuition. An expert trainer delivers 7 modules including student outcomes/data, culturally responsive practices and program models that work. Those who took this course last year were impressed with what they learned and Round 3 allows similar training to continue for a new group of administrators.

Budget for the 2015-2016 school year

Endorsement fees/tuition for first cohort leaders to complete 7 module course and obtain certification in ELL $28,800
Program Trainer to provide course $16,000
Materials and supplies for course $ 3,200
Indirect $ 3,576
TOTAL (year 1) $51,576

Budget for the 2016-2017 school year

Endorsement fees/tuition for new cohort of Leaders to complete 7 module course and complete certification in ELL $28,800
Program Trainer to provide course $16,000
Materials and supplies for Course $ 3,200
Indirect $ 3,576
TOTAL (year 2) $51,576

 

Kent: Improving Learning for All in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms

$119,632   One-year P1 award

Kent School district has invested in a “trainer of trainers model” through an apprenticeship with one of its staff and its partner, Teacher Development Group (TDG). This internal expertise allows Kent teachers at high needs secondary schools to receive job embedded learning and support in implementing best practices as they try on new instructional strategies. Specific plans at each site exist that outline the purpose and expectations of studio sessions and the role of the principal as an integral part of math leadership. The project uses a tool/rubric that identifies transitional practices so that teachers can see what growth looks like as they aspire to adding more mathematical practices to their repertoire.

Budget for 2015-2016 school year

Salaries, benefits, subs and extra time to provide support to teachers for job embedded professional learning at high needs schools $ 107,681
Training Supplies for Training and studios $         265
Best practices conference to provide professional development for coach $  3,050
Indirect $     8,636
TOTAL $119,632

 

Kent: Problem Based Learning

$107,174   Two-year P1 award

Kent is expanding its work in Problem-Based Learning, a hands-on instructional method that engages all students in science and engineering (based on Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy work). The work is focused at the elementary level as well as at middle school. An instructional coach and administrator have been trained to provide knowledge, best practices and follow-up support to teachers as they implement new PBL practices in their classrooms. Work is being done to align PBL lessons to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Kent has developed several partnerships that relate to PBL: one is with Defined STEM, an organization that is assisting teachers by developing and posting on-line lessons or units; another is Woodland Park Zoo which is assisting with hands-on science experiences for upper elementary students; a third is Hands2Mind for science kits. A 4-day summer institute is included for individual teachers, teacher teams, and/or principals who want a deeper level of knowledge of the effective components of PBL.

Budget for 2015-2016 school year

Salaries, benefits and extra time to support job embedded professional learning for teachers in high needs schools $  31,121
Supplies for training $        222
Indirect $     2,507
TOTAL $  33,850

Budget for 2016-2017 school year

Salaries, benefits, subs and extra time to support job embedded professional learning for teachers in high needs elementary and middle schools $ 64,832
License for Defined STEM $ 3,061
Indirect $ 5,431
TOTAL $ 73,324

 

Seattle: Seattle Teacher Residency

$338,000 One-year P1 award

The Seattle Teacher Residency Model is a partnership between Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Teacher Association, the Washington Alliance and the University of Washington, College of Education. Round 3 supports a third cohort of 25 residents based on the Urban Teacher Residency model of similar to medical “rounds” for aspiring teachers. This model flips the traditional course-based model “on its head” and replaces it with an on-site, school based model with pre-service residents spending four days a week in a classroom with a mentor teacher and her students supplemented with aligned university coursework. Residents receive stipends for their work and study. All residents are required to complete an ELL or special education pathway as part of their program. Through the Seattle Teacher Residency Model, the district has begun to hire these residents and will be able to compare their readiness to that of others more traditionally trained.

Budget for 2015-2016 school year

Partial/prorated salaries of Alliance staff and partner staff and benefits to provide support for residents

and mentors

$159,191
Stipends for residents $145,200
Printing, supplies, occupancy for Alliance staff $  24,889
Support to Cohort 1 and 2 residents            as they begin their teaching careers $    6,720
Indirect $    2,000
TOTAL $338,000

 

Tukwila: Tukwila School District STEAM Academy

$329,266 Two-year P1 award

Tukwila School district has developed a multi-year plan for implementing STEAM related opportunities throughout its high needs district. STEAM includes “the arts” as well as science, technology, engineering and math. During year one, this project focuses on building the capacity of elementary and high school teachers and principals; in year two, middle school teachers are included. Tukwila is partnering with Discovery Ed. / other vendor and VAEI to provide a knowledge base as well as job embedded professional development in science. STEAMTASTIC Saturdays for middle school students provide an opportunity to build their excitement around the STEAM fields. The governance structure of STEAM includes not only district administrators, but also a family engagement professional who ensures parent voice is included in the work; parents have a chance to learn about the importance of STEAM activities and why they are crucial for their students. Digital science curriculum/materials (Techbooks) are secured that integrate with 1: 1 technology that all high school students now access (e.g., Chromebooks).

Budget for 2015-2016 school year

Extra pay for STEAM academy professional learning, subs, interpreters, STEAMTASTIC Saturdays and family nights $ 93,815
Supplies for professional learning and STEAM activities, science Techbook licenses/digital curriculum, and STEMscopes $ 75,985
Contractual (Discovery Ed. / other vendor and VAEI Training) in science and engineering K-12 $107,000
Indirect $  11,183
TOTAL $287,983

Budget for 2016-2017 school year

Extra pay, subs and benefits for STEAM Academy professional learning for teachers/other staff $  12,600
Travel (visitation to VAEI schools) $   3,388
Supplies and subscriptions for STEAM activities $   3,300
Contractual (VAEI professional learning) $  20,000
Indirect $   1,995
TOTAL $  41,283

 

Round 2 Awards

Auburn School District: Distributed Leadership

$561,705 Two-year P1 award

Auburn’s Teacher Leadership Academy equips teacher leaders with knowledge and skills needed to implement change initiatives in their settings that will build teacher capacity to impact student learning. This program also builds leadership capacity in order to increase involvement of teacher leaders in initiatives beyond their own classrooms and creates a network of teacher leaders across the district. In 2014-15, the Academy will serve more than 50 teacher leaders across all 22 schools, including all of the district’s high-needs schools. In 2015-16, a Technology Academy will reach more than 150 teachers. Also, mini grants will be available to develop and implement innovative projects that utilize teacher leaders’ leadership skills in their PLC teams, grade level teams, school, or district level.

Budget for 2014-15 school year

Substitutes and stipends for teacher leaders to attending professional learning opportunities

$197,828

Mini-Grants

$7,500

Partnership with Center for Strengthening the Teacher Profession, Cultures Connecting and Assessment Training Institute to develop, deliver, tabulate, and interpret teacher leadership assessments and provide content for Teacher Leadership sessions.

$59,000

Indirect

$19,946

TOTAL

$284,274

Budget for 2015-16 school year

Substitutes and stipends for teacher leaders to attending professional learning opportunities

$199,493

Mini-Grants

$7,500

Partnership with Center for Strengthening the Teacher Profession, Cultures Connecting and a technology consultant to develop, deliver, tabulate, and interpret teacher leadership assessments and provide content for Teacher Leadership sessions.

$51,000

Indirect

$19,439

TOTAL

$277,432


Federal Way: School Change Teams

$491,143 One-year P1 award

Federal Way’s School Change Teams program builds school-level teams supported by a District Leadership Team to oversee a change process.  The team analyzes data about student achievement to identify groups of learners needing acceleration, identifying capabilities to focus on first.  Change levers are then identified, professional development needs are determined and resourcing and prioritizing takes place.

Budget for 2014-15 school year

Salaries, substitutes for implementation of Change Teams

$155,040

Supplies

$90,000

Partnership with Learner First to provide intensive coaching to implement the inquiry cycle framework and provide feedback and reflection to shift course based on the data.

 $224,500

Indirect

 $21,603

TOTAL

 $491,143

 

Highline: STEM Academy

$237,186 One-year P1 award

(Expanding a Round 1 two-year award of $440,000)

In the 2014-15 school year, Highline will be expanding on their two-year Round 1 STEM Academy grant. Highline’s STEM Academy develops teachers to specialize in mathematics or science instruction at the elementary level.  The Academy will engage 35 fifth and sixth grade math and science specialists in learning ambitious instruction practices that support implementation of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  The Academy will also provide professional learning for 6th/7th and 8th/9th math and science teachers through studio days, observation and reflection.  Also Highline will provide a Summer Bridge STEM camp for incoming 5th and 6th grade students. This camp will also serve as a “lab classroom” so that STEM specialist will have an opportunity to observe, debrief and plan together.  The expansion of the grant will include support for the elementary science curriculum, middle school mobile labs and the expansion of Summer Bridge for struggling incoming 9th graders.

Budget for 2014-15 school year ($220,000 from Round 1 and $237,186 from Round 2)

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to implement the STEM Academy

$215,667

Supplies: Math and Science module/online resource, Mobile Lab Unit and Elementary Science materials

 $160,934

Travel

$15,000

Partnership with University of Washington and Technology Access Foundation to facilitate and support embedded professional development at schools and support work with Mt. View Elementary and the STEM Academy Advisory Team.

 $39,250

Indirect

 $26,335

TOTAL

 $457,186

 

Kent: ELL Leadership Academy 

$99,608 One-year P1 award

Kent’s Language Learner Leadership Academy will partner with Heritage University to provide professional learning for 16 district leaders, including instructional specialists and building administrators, in order to strengthen their ability to lead best practices for English Language Learners (ELL).  Participants will be provided learning opportunities to gain knowledge and job-embedded skills to help support standards-based instruction and assessment.  Moreover, Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) strategies will be integrated throughout the ELL Leadership Academy.  The leaders involved in this program have been strategically chosen in order to leverage their learning to have a significant impact in the district.

Budget for 2014-15 school year

Salaries for certified staff

$19,508

Supplies

$146

Heritage University Tuition

$72,576

Indirect

$7,378

TOTAL

$99,608

 

Kent: Problem Based Learning

$90,815 One-year P1 award

(Expanding a Round 1 two-year award of $231,597)

Kent’s Problem Based Learning (PBL) program is designed to provide a stronger foundation to K-12 science instruction.  128 teachers will receive professional learning and ongoing structured support around PBL instruction. Teachers will have opportunity to reflect on their work and provide feedback for other cohort members using both in person and eLearning platforms. The program will also create and maintain a library of exemplary PBL units that have been field tested and revised by PBL-trained teachers.

Budget for 2014-15 school year ($139,210 from Round 1 and $90,815)

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to support PBL implementation

$181,599

Professional Learning instructional materials

$6,856

Partnership with the Problem-Based Learning Network to offer PBL institutes for teacher training

$22,340

Travel

$2,200

Indirect

$17,039

TOTAL

$230,034

 

Kent: Secondary Mathematics

$100,362 One-year P1 award

(Expanding a Round 1 two-year P1 award of $260,928)

Kent’s Secondary Mathematics program is designed to impact teacher and leader capacity to positively impact student learning in mathematics at the middle and high school level. This is accomplished by engaging leaders in “coached rehearsals” of leadership practices, tools, and structures designed to analyze, support and accelerate teacher and student learning.  Through Studio Sessions, teachers and leaders will engage in a cycle of learning that consists of co-planning, observation and reflection.  There are also resident coaches who support the Studio Days and work with individual and teams of teachers to accelerate of implementation of best practices across the school.

Budget for 2014-15 school year ($132,248 from Round1 and $100,362 from Round 2)

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to support the Secondary Mathematics program

$127,676

Professional Learning instructional materials

$7,148

Partnership with Teachers Development Group for best practices overview

$85,000

Indirect

$12,786

TOTAL

$232,610

 

Renton: Leadership/Teacher Academy & Summer Bridge for Math

$450,329

(Expanding a Round 1 two-year P1 award of $374,120)

Renton’s Leadership/Teacher Academy and Summer Bridge for Math is designed to focus on improving mathematics outcomes for students using three key strategies:

  • Leadership Academy for principals, deans and interns to deepen their understanding of the Common Core standards in mathematics and build connections between the instructional shifts needed and instructional frameworks. This Academy will also support administrators in building their skills and ability to provide meaningful feedback to teachers as they deepen their knowledge and understanding of effective instruction in mathematics.
  • Teacher Leader Academy for teacher leaders across the district that will deepen their understanding of high quality mathematics instruction and provide models of the instruction through Lab Classrooms.  The Lab Classrooms will serve as learning opportunities for teachers and leaders to “see” the instructional shifts needed to implement the CCSS.
  • Summer Bridge program will provide intensive math instruction for students in high-needs schools.  The Summer Bridge program will also serve as an opportunity for teachers to work along-side Lab classroom teachers to build their capacity to deliver high quality mathematics instruction.

Budget for the 2014-15 school year ($226,806 from Round 1 and $124,150 from Round 2)

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to implement Leadership/Teacher Academy and Summer Bridge program

$ 213,877

Classroom and training materials

$10,000

Travel and transportation

$6,928

Partnership with UW and other consultants for training and support of the Teacher-Leaders and support of training and co-teaching as models in the Summer Bridge Program

$111,251

Indirect

$8,900

TOTAL

$350,956

Budget for the 2015-16 school year

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to implement Leadership/Teacher Academy and Summer Bridge program

$ 237,465

Classroom and training materials

$14,283

Travel

$19,770

Partnership with UW and other consultants for training and support of the Teacher-Leaders and support of training and co-teaching as models in the Summer Bridge Program

$30,500

Indirect

$24,161

TOTAL

$326,179

 

Seattle Teacher Residency

$355,635 One-year P1 award

The Seattle Teacher Residency embeds the work of teacher preparation directly into classroom-based training program. The program blends a full year of classroom apprenticeship with aligned, graduate-level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership. The STR supports 15 teachers who have made a six-year commitment to high-needs Seattle Public Schools.

Budget for 2014-15 school year

Stipends to implement Seattle Teacher Residency

$191,663

Salary and benefits for Project Director and Program Staff

$135,630

Occupancy

$26,342

Indirect

$2,000

TOTAL

$355,635

 

Tukwila Supporting English Language Learners

$529,425 One-year P1 award

Tukwila’s “Supporting English Language Learners Across Content Areas” program forms a partnership with Heritage University to provide an ELL Academy/Institute for teachers and para-educators. This program will target educators in Thorndyke and Showalter but also provide opportunities from instructional leaders and teachers from other schools as space allows.  Heritage will also provide a Leadership Academy for building administrators.  These learning opportunities will provide participants to learn research-based best practices to differentiate standards-based instruction and assessment for English Language Learners.

Budget for 2014-15 school year

Salary and benefits for RTT-D grant coodinator

$28,000

Heritage University Tuition

$477,548

Indirect

$23,877

TOTAL

$529,425

 

Round 1 Awards

Auburn School District: Distributed Leadership

$192,000 One-year P1 award

Auburn’s Teacher Leadership Academy equips teacher leaders with knowledge and skills needed to implement change initiatives in their settings that will build teacher capacity to impact student learning. This program also builds leadership capacity in order to increase involvement of teacher leaders in initiatives beyond their own classrooms and creates a network of teacher leaders across the district. The Academy serves 55 teacher leaders across all 22 schools, including all of the district’s high-needs schools. Also, mini grants will be available to develop and implement innovative projects that utilize teacher leaders’ leadership skills in their PLC teams, grade level teams, school, or district level.

Substitutes and stipends for teacher leaders to attending professional learning opportunities

$121,893

Mini-Grants

$7,922

Partnership with Center for Strengthening the Teacher Profession and The Assessment Training Institute to develop, deliver, tabulate, and interpret teacher leadership assessments and provide content for Teacher Leadership sessions.

$48,520

Indirect

$13,665

TOTAL

$192,000

 

Federal Way: School Change Teams

$432,639 One-year P1 award

Federal Way’s School Change Teams program builds school-level teams supported by a District Leadership Team to oversee a change process.  The team analyzes data about student achievement to identify groups of learners needing acceleration, identifying capabilities to focus on first.  Then, change levers are identified, professional development needs are identified and resourcing and prioritizing takes place.

Salaries, substitutes for implementation of Change Teams

$190,870

Partnership with Learner First to provide intensive coaching to implement the inquiry cycle framework and provide feedback and reflection to shift course based on the data.

 $224,500

Indirect

 $17,269

TOTAL

 $432,639

 

Highline: STEM Academy

$440,000 Two-year P1 award

Highline’s STEM Academy develops teachers to specialize in mathematics or science instruction at the elementary level.  The Academy will engage 35 fifth and sixth grade math and science specialists in learning ambitious instruction practices that support implementation of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  The Academy will also provide professional learning for 6th/7th and 8th/9th math and science teachers through studio days, observation and reflection.  Also Highline will provide a Summer Bridge STEM camp for 25030 incoming 5th and 6th grade students. This camp will also serve as a “lab classroom” so that STEM specialist will have an opportunity to observe, debrief and plan together.

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to implement the STEM Academy

$227,100

Math and Science module/online resource

 $79,175

Partnership with University of Washington and Technology Access Foundation to facilitate and supportembedded professional development at schools and support work with Mt. View Elementary and the STEM Academy Advisory Team.

 $117,500

Indirect

 $16,225

TOTAL

 $440,000

 

Kent: Problem Based Learning

$231,597 Two-year P1 award

Kent’s Problem Based Learning (PBL) program is designed to provide a stronger foundation to K-12 science instruction.  128 teachers will receive professional learning and ongoing structured support around PBL instruction. Teachers will have opportunity to reflect on their work and provide feedback for other cohort members using both in person and eLearning platforms. The program will also create and maintain a library of exemplary PBL units that have been field tested and revised by PBL-trained teachers.

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to support PBL implementation

$159,836

Professional Learning instructional materials

$10,897

Partnership with the Problem-Based Learning Network to offer PBL institutes for teacher training

$38,290

Travel

$5,420

Indirect

$17,154

TOTAL

$231,597

 

Kent: Secondary Mathematics

$260,928 Two-year P1 award

Kent’s Secondary Mathematics program is designed to impact teacher and leader capacity to positively impact student learning in mathematics at the middle and high school level. This is accomplished by engaging leaders in “coached rehearsals” of leadership practices, tools, and structures designed to analyze, support and accelerate teacher and student learning.  Through Studio Sessions, teachers and leaders will engage in a cycle of learning that consists of co-planning, observation and reflection.  There are also resident coaches who support the Studio Days and work with individual and teams of teachers to accelerate of implementation of best practices across the school.

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to support the Secondary Mathematics program

$68,619

Professional Learning instructional materials

$17,772

Partnership with Teachers Development Group for best practices overview

$163,625

Indirect

$10,912

TOTAL

$260,928

 

Renton: Leadership/Teacher Academy & Summer Bridge for Math

$374,120 Two-year P1 award

Renton’s Leadership/Teacher Academy and Summer Bridge for Math is designed to focus on improving mathematics outcomes for students using three key strategies:

  • Leadership Academy for 26 assistant principals, deans and interns to deepen their understanding of the Common Core standards in mathematics and build connections between the instructional shifts needed and instructional frameworks. This Academy will also support administrators in building their skills and ability to provide meaningful feedback to teachers as they deepen their knowledge and understanding of effective instruction in mathematics.
  • Teacher Leader Academy for 25 teacher leaders across the district that will deepen their understanding of high quality mathematics instruction and provide models of the instruction through Lab Classrooms.  The Lab Classrooms will serve as learning opportunities for teachers and leaders to “see” the instructional shifts needed to implement the CCSS.
  • Summer Bridge program will provide intensive math instruction for students in high-needs schools.  The Summer Bridge program will also serve as an opportunity for teachers to work along-side Lab classroom teachers to build their capacity to deliver high quality mathematics instruction.
Salaries, stipends and substitutes to implement Leadership/Teacher Academy and Summer Bridge program

$ 262,000

Classroom and training materials

$12,400

Partnership with UW and other consultants for training and support of the Teacher-Leaders and support of training and co-teaching as models in the Summer Bridge Program

$99,720

TOTAL

$374,120

 

Seattle Teacher Residency

$225,455 One-year P1 award

The Seattle Teacher Residency embeds the work of teacher preparation directly into classroom-based training program. The program blends a full year of classroom apprenticeship with aligned, graduate-level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership. The STR supports 25 teachers who have made a six-year commitment to high-needs Seattle Public Schools.

Salaries, stipends and substitutes to implement Seattle Teacher Residency

$207,989

Partnership with Alliance for Education, which was one of three initiators for the project and has been co-leading the initiative since 2011.

$7,776

Membership/Technical Assistance from UTRU, the national network of urban teacher residencies.

$7,690

Indirect

$2,000

TOTAL

$225,455