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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 15, 2021
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS Awarded $12 Million USDOE Grant to Accelerate Education Innovation, Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been awarded a $12 million, 5-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) for its commitment to transform professional learning. Out of the 28 entities awarded nationwide, M-DCPS received the largest USDOE grant.

 

The grant will support M-DCPS’ newly launched initiative – Teachers CHOICE (Creating High-impact Opportunities for Innovation, Collaboration and Equity), which aims to enhance instructional practice, as well as improve student achievement and attainment of high-need students.

Teachers CHOICE will develop, implement and test a high-quality, teacher-directed, professional learning program to empower and retain a diverse teacher workforce. The initiative will also increase the District’s professional development programs, enhance instructional practice and increase student achievement.

 

Additional benefits include the following:

·         Increasing capacity of teacher leaders so they can purposefully and constructively direct their own professional growth, as well as contribute to the growth of their colleagues

 

·         Engaging with the Florida Department of Education to create a teacher-directed, professional development choice model and a Florida Teacher Leadership Endorsement

·         Expanding the capacity of the Professional Learning Support Teams to lead professional learning

M-DCPS continues to explore all possible resources, including available grant opportunities, for the benefit of our workforce.

 

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