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Educator and Provider Support Grant: FY13 PlanningSummary Presentation

January 2012

Proposed Changes to FY13 EPS Grant

Educator and Provider Planning:

  • Broader consultation on local professional development needs and sharing opportunities with public schools, HS, EI, and others, in addition to CFCEs.

  • Incentivesfor educators to participate in coursework using MOUs and EEC’s career ladder.

  • EEC’s on-line courses offered on a regular and frequent basis.

  • Publicize and facilitate access to resources beyond the grant like WGBH’s media platform, children’s museums, and library resources

  • Promote anti-bias curricula and culturally/linguistically appropriate practices to

    • maintain and expand workforce diversity

    • increase competency in these areas.

Proposed Changes to FY13 EPS Grant:

Coaching and Mentoring

  • Support evidenced-based coaching and mentoring practice. Define qualifications, content, and duration.

  • Continue building incentives with MOUs:

    • Between educators and the programs that employ them

    • Train-the-trainer agreements to disseminate core knowledge and to imbed it in programs

    • Recognition of educators who are “peer leaders” who can influence practice

  • Intentional collaboration with new DHE Early Education and OST College Completion Specialist with a focus on ELL educators.

  • Intentional collaboration with Regional Readiness Centers on academic advising and career counseling.

Proposed Changes to FY13 EPS Grant

Competency Development

  • Areas: social-emotional development, English language development, formative assessment and data use, family engagement, children with high needs, STEM, standards alignment.

  • Examples:

    • Online courses with professional learning communities(PLCs).

    • Promote anti-bias curricula, culturally/linguistically appropriate practices.

    • Promote English Language Development (ELD) Standards to be developed in FY 2013.

    • Provide assessment tools and training for QRIS (requirement for FY 2014; initial steps in FY 2013)

    • Increase the number of educators trained in family engagement (Strengthening Families) with CFCEs.

    • Offer online course on standards alignment (Infant/Toddler & Preschool Guidelines, and MA Frameworks).

Proposed Changes to FY13 EPS Grant:

Overall Grant Requirements:

  • Initiatives and activities clearly linked to QRIS.

  • Initiatives and activities clearly linked to Brain Building In Progress.

  • Intentional arrangements for academic advising and career counseling with Readiness Centers.

  • Clarify role as “boundary spanners” who implement state-wide initiatives at the regional and local levels.

  • Prioritize services for educators serving “high needs” childrenand programs in QRIS.

  • Hold accountable for joint professional development with other EEC grantees, school districts, ESE, EI, Readiness Centers, etc.

  • Continue work on regional acceleration plans.

  • Satisfaction survey of educators and providers.


Proposed Changes to the Educator and Provider Support Grant for FY13

Anticipated RFP Timeline:

  • October 27, 2011 and November 29, 2011: Presented to Planning and Evaluation Committee

  • December 13, 2011: Presented to EEC Board for discussion

  • January 10, 2012: Vote by EEC Board on proposed changes for FY13

  • February 2012: RFP issued

  • April – May 2012: Grants awarded

  • July 1, 2012: Grants go into effect

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