Welcome! I would like to provide an overview of the proposal/review process and allow for you to ask questions, after the presentation.
*All proposals should be designed to provide PD for one academic year. We allow additional time for planning and submitting required documentation. For ex. The PD experience begins with 2-weeks during the summer and it is followed by several academic year workshops. This will allow for each teacher to receive a min of 90 contact hours It is your responsibility to recruit and retain teachers from the districts identified in your proposal. If the number of participants fall below 85% of what was stated in the proposal, then your budget will be reduced in the categories of participant support and travel. *You have two stipend options that are listed in Appendix J of the RFP…which basically allows you to pay the max per hour and give it all at once or give a percentage of the money during the year and the rest at the completion of the project, after all required assignment have been submitted.
Prior to addressing the general information, I would like you to envision your teachers working toward fulfilling the LaSIP mission just like the teachers in the picture above. The next few slides will address the nuts and bolts of the proposal/review process.
This timeline provides a snapshot view of what will occur over the next nine months. Hopefully it will also assist you in planning for the proposal/review process, notification of the award and project director’s orientation workshop. The LaSIP council will provide the stamp of approval for the proposals that are recommended by the out-of –state reviewers. The out-of-state reviewers will rank the proposals and we are striving to maximize the dollars in order to fund as many projects as possible. The principal investigators orientation workshop is mandatory if your project funded and we will provide more information related to this meeting after the LaSIP Council Meeting.
In order to submit a proposal, you must provide one electronic copy and mail two copies with original signatures on the cover page to the LaSIP office by 2:30pm on October 15, 2009. The abstract directions are clear and concise in the RFP, however the abstract will provide an overview of the project. Anyone should be able to read the abstract and determine what will be the focus of the project. The table of contents is a guide utilized to locate the different components of your proposal. The progression timeline of activities is used as a projection for you and an assessment for the LaSIP staff.
The purpose of this clip is for you to obtain a better understanding of how to recruit districts and that some research must be done in order to understand the needs of the districts that you will allow to participate in your project. This is just an example, you can also acquire a copy of the school improvement plan and strive to address the PD needs identified in the school improvement plan.
This slide summarizes the steps taken by Dr. Keri Turner in order to identify targeted audience for her PD project.
It is a NCLB requirement to partner with one or more schools that has been identified as High Need in the State of Louisiana. The criteria utilized that identify a high need school is listed in Appendix E. We created a map identifying the High-need LEA districts.
The measurable objectives form in the RFP must be used in order to document the measureable objectives. The measurable objectives should be S.M.A.R.T which stands for specific, measurable, attainable, results focused and timely. The narrative should also include the content focus or address the multidisciplinary content approach. When and where the PD will be delivered allows for us to plan how to best monitor the project and the that the teacher participants will receive a 90 contact hours of PD.
Some recommendations for staff are as follows: One P.I and one or more C.O. P.Is can serve on the PD instructional team. In order to fulfill the NCLB requirements, a collaboration must exist and be identified by personnel from the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. One faculty member/instructor or consultant per 15 participants with compensation related to his or her current salary and time spent in conjunction with the project.
One part-time site coordinator and one part-time administrative assistant. Please use form 6 in Appendix H to document the instructional team.
Please provide an evaluation plan for your project which will help us to determine whether you met your measurable objectives and ultimately fulfill the mission of LaSIP. An article about evaluation is included in your folder for your to peruse during your leisure time.
A handout was included in your folder explain EPAS in detail, but I would like to point out that EPAS is assessment that is administered to the 8 th and 10 th graders in the State of Louisiana and is paid for by the Board of Regents. We will provide additional training for those projects that include 7 th – 12 th grade teachers.
The review process has two basic steps: The out- of state panel will review and rate the proposal prior to arriving in Baton Rouge. They will ask questions and provide suggestions to the prospective staff on-site in order to determine the plausibility of success. The reviewers will recommend, provide stipulations if needed and rank the proposals to be funded. The LaSIP council will convene in Baton Rouge and take into consideration the reviewers recommendations in order to vote on which projects will be funded for 2010-2011 funding cycle.
We encourage ALL universities to waive tuition and fees for the teachers participating in a LaSIP PD project. This waiver is supported by Dr. Sally Clausen, Commissioner of Higher Education
We would like for all questions to be recorded first by Tara , then we will provide answers in the order that they were recorded. If we don’t get the opportunity to respond to all questions due to time constraints, the answers will be posted on-line.
Board of Regents Learning Center Alexandria, LA September 25, 2009 Informational Meeting 2010-2011 LaSIP Request for Proposals: PD for K-12 Teachers of ELALiteracy, Science, LIGO Science & Mathematics Session 2A
Mission of LaSIP <ul><li>To promote comprehensive, standards-based, statewide reform in PK-16 mathematics, science, ELA, & technology education through university-based professional development (PD) projects for PK-12 teachers </li></ul>
Goals of LaSIP PD Projects <ul><li>Raise student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to plan effective PD </li></ul><ul><li>Increase leadership capacity </li></ul>
LaSIP 2010-11 RFP – What’s New? <ul><li>Awards are granted for 13.5 months only </li></ul><ul><li>85% rule: If the number of proposed participants drops below 85% over 2 billing cycles, the participant support and travel shall be reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Projects must choose a participant stipend plan (see Appendix J of the RFP) </li></ul><ul><li>Each teacher can receive $100 for materials </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus points awarded for cost-share </li></ul><ul><li>In-state Travel & lodging to State content conferences must be included in the proposal. </li></ul>
LaSIP RFP – General Information <ul><li>PD Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal Format </li></ul><ul><li>EPAS </li></ul><ul><li>Project Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal Review Process </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Inclusion of at least 1 High-need LEA </li></ul><ul><li>Waiver of Tuition & Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Q & As </li></ul>
2010-2011 PD Timeline Project Orientation Workshop March/April 2010 LaSIP Council Meeting December 2009/January 2010 Proposal Review process November 9-11, 2009 Proposal deadline October 15, 2009 Final day for questions October 12, 2009 Informational Meeting September 25, 2009 Notice of Intent due September 14, 2009 Release of RFP September 1, 2009
Selected Forms/Requirements <ul><li>Cover page with original signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Project Progression Timeline of Activities </li></ul>
Proposal Format-Narrative <ul><li>Minimum of 11-point font </li></ul><ul><li>No footnotes </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum of 15 double-spaced pages, not including mandatory forms from Appendices G & H </li></ul>
Proposal Format-Narrative: Rationale and Need <ul><li>Identify targeted teachers & their students </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on data-driven needs of LEA </li></ul>
Summary of Video Clip <ul><li>LDE website </li></ul><ul><li>70% or higher at-risk students </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics and state test scores </li></ul><ul><li>Unsatisfactory or Approaching Basic </li></ul><ul><li>At-risk + Unsatisfactory </li></ul><ul><li>Additional insight from school staff </li></ul>
2010-2011 High-need LEAs The 2010-11 High-need LEA map is included in Appendix F of the RFP
Proposal Format-Narrative: Project Design <ul><li>Measurable objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Subject-matter & instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>When and where the PD will be delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for LEA partnerships and participant recruitment </li></ul>
Proposal Format-Narrative: Key Personnel (Recommendations) <ul><li>One PI & one (or more) Co-PI(s) representing the College of Education & College of Arts & Sciences partnership (NCLB requirements) </li></ul><ul><li>One faculty member/instructor or consultant per 15 participants with compensation for time spent in direct relation to the project </li></ul>
Proposal Format-Narrative: Key Personnel (Recommendations cont.) <ul><li>One part-time site coordinator (not a grad student) to provide weekly correspondence & mentoring for participants via on-site visits, emails, faxes, or phone calls. </li></ul><ul><li>one part-time administrative assistant (may be a grad student) </li></ul><ul><li> Page 10 of the RFP </li></ul><ul><li> Use Form 6 in Appendix H </li></ul>
Proposal Format-Narrative: Evaluation <ul><li>Diagnostic, formative, & summative assessment plans for teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High-stakes released test items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAEP items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic, formative, & summative assessment plans for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide time in project for teacher-designed student assessments; teachers provide summary of results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical survey for teachers </li></ul>
Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) <ul><li>Focus for projects including grades 7-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8th & 9th Grade - EXPLORE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10th Grade - PLAN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11th & 12th – American College Test (ACT) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Page 9 of the RFP </li></ul>
Review Process <ul><li>Rigorous & competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Based on recommendations of out-of-state consultants after a 2-stage procedure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(1) evaluation of written proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(2) on-site interview of prospective staff & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school partners </li></ul></ul>
Tuition & Fee Waiver <ul><li>Universities that accept awards are requested to waive tuition & fees for PK-12 teachers who participate in LaSIP projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Approved by Dr. Sally Clausen, Commissioner of Higher Education </li></ul>
Proposal submission Q & A <ul><li>Questions posed today shall be recorded and posted, with responses, to our website. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions posed after today shall be answered and group-emailed to all persons who submitted an NOI and/or attended this meeting. </li></ul>
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