|Purpose: ||The purpose of the Professional Development Materials for Early Literacy Participant Districts competitive grant is to provide funding to participating districts to obtain materials that support implementation and instruction following the Statewide Early Literacy Institutes.|
|Priorities: ||The priority of this grant is to promote comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate approaches to early literacy through implementation of research-based practices and structures for center-based learning, defined as; a response to how young children think and learn independently, collaboratively and successfully through open-ended and purposeful, hands-on, active learning that engages children of all levels in thinking, problem solving, decision-making and choice.|
|Eligibility: ||Districts that worked through Collaboratives that received funding under Focus on Early Literacy Grant (Fund Code 734) FY17 are eligible to apply for this grant for educators from the schools that sent representation and participated in all three Statewide Early Literacy Institutes (a list of eligible schools is attached).|
|Funding: ||This project is funded from state appropriation 7010-0033 Literacy Programs.|
Funds available for this grant are approximately $84,200. Final amount of funding per district will be determined during final review of the grant.
Districts can purchase materials for educators that support professional learning or student learning (i.e. text sets) aligned to the content provided at the Focus on Early Literacy grant's Statewide Early Literacy Institutes and Regional Network Meetings.
Examples of professional books include:
Examples of text sets can be found at:
- Leaders of their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment, by Ron Berger
- Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language: Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners, by Nonie Lesaux
- Making Assessment Matter: Using Test Results to Differentiate Reading Instruction, by Nonie Lesaux
|Project Duration: ||Upon approval through 6/30/2017|
|Program Unit: ||Instructional Support, Office of Literacy and Humanities|
|Contacts: ||Lauren McBride|
|Phone Number: ||(781) 338-6242 (office)|
(781) 605-4957 (cell)
|Date Due: ||Friday, April 14, 2017|
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program)
Part II - Budget Detail Pages (include both pages; include daily or hourly rates, numbers of staff, etc.)
Part III - Required Program Information
Part IV - Assurance from Participating District
Part V - Assurance from Participating School
|Submission Instructions: ||Email the workbook, the workbook, application, and related documents through the Security Portal to firstname.lastname@example.org.|