Training dollars support Common Core and more
As part of this year’s education package, the Legislature approved $8.4 million for a comprehensive statewide training effort over the next three years (Senate Bill 192). The funds will be used to support teachers and administrators as they move forward with important work related to the implementation of Common Core standards, a statewide evaluation system and other critical efforts.
Plans for these trainings were recently announced by the Department of Education. A brief summary is below. To learn more, visit the Investing in Teachers webpage. Watch our website for more information, as we anticipate frequent updates.
Common Core Training
Target: Elementary teachers, special education teachers, and middle and high school English language arts and math teachers.
Multiple options for districts:
• Summer workshops
• School-year workshops
• Online option: Available after January 2013
• District-created PD plan
Target: Middle and high school science teachers
• Summer 2013 middle school academies
• Summer 2014 high school academies
• Regional locations
Workshops for School Counselors
Target: Middle and high school counselors
• Starts school year 2012-13
• Continues school year 2013-14 and builds on previous year’s training
Leadership training for school administrators
Information coming soon
Additional training related to state standards for teaching (Danielson Framework) anticipated.