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.
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
capacity of the Professional Learning Support Teams to lead professional
M-DCPS continues to explore all possible resources, including available grant opportunities, for the benefit of our workforce.
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