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California Education Leadership Professional Learning Initiative

Grant to a California University for Professional
Development for Teachers & School Administrators

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California Department of Education

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12/01/14 5:00 PM PST


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A grant is available to a California institution of higher education for a program that will help teachers in leadership positions and current and aspiring school administrators perform better. October 31 is the deadline for a mandatory letter of intent. November 7 is the deadline for questions. Applicants must form a partnership between a university department of education, a division of arts and science within a university, and a high needs local educational agency.

The applicant awarded this grant must provide in-depth professional learning opportunities for teacher leaders and practicing and aspiring California school administrators that relate to identifying and evaluating his/her knowledge, skills, and abilities relative to the state-adopted components of effective school leadership. This advanced level of specialized knowledge of the characteristics of effective school leaders and how to evaluate these characteristics in a job-embedded context is not commonly available to teachers within their teacher preparation programs or their in-school professional development activities.

A project deliverable for the funded project shall include a performance self-assessment tool that incorporates suggested artifacts/evidence, methods to elicit reflection, and accompanied by goal setting. The performance self-assessment should include a rubric or other tool for measuring performance that includes a scoring mechanism for determining a professional practice rating for administrator practices and indicators. The performance self-assessment tool shall be accompanied by a user’s guide that provides guidance to help educators benefit from the use of this tool.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148186

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The three mandatory partners for an Improving Teacher Quality State Grant are a school or department of education within an institution of higher education (IHE) that prepares teachers; a division of arts and sciences within an IHE; and a high-need local educational agency.

Only the U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates may be used for the poverty determination, the first of two tests of “high-need” for the district. A list of the eligible high-need LEAs is provided in Appendix B.

A county office of education does not qualify as an LEA for the ITQ State Grants program. Paraprofessionals not preparing to be teachers, and pre-service teachers who are not paraprofessionals, are not eligible to be supported by grant funding. They may be involved in the project, but the costs of serving them must be paid for out of other funding sources.

Pre-Application Information:

Intent to Submit an Application due: October 31, 2014 (5:00 p.m. PST). . Submitting this form does not require an organization to submit an application; however, an application will not be accepted unless Form A was submitted and received by the CDE on time.

Questions Due: November 7, 2014, 5:00 PM PST
CDE response to Questions: November 14, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Marcia Trott

Jackie Rose

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California

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