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Elementary English Language Arts (ELA) Educator in Residence (EIR)

Grants to Mississippi Elementary English Language Arts
Instructors to Develop and Improve Educational Programs

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State

Funding Source:

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Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) - Office of Special Education

Deadline Date:

06/23/21 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Mississippi elementary English language arts instructors to develop and improve educational programs. The purpose of the program is to implement college- and career-readiness standards. Successful applicants will facilitate professional development for instructors, develop resources and materials to support the program, and assist teachers to develop content that fosters an appreciation of good literature, motivates, and supports reading.

The purpose of the Elementary English Language Arts is to work with the Mississippi Department of Education to implement the MS College- and Career-Readiness Standards and provide support to schools so that there can be a cohesive, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused approach that is rigorous, engaging, and relevant for students.

The goals of the Elementary English Language Arts Educator in Residence program are as follows:

  • Provide a non-threatening, open, professional, and collaborative working relationship with Local Education Agencies (LEAs). 
  • Work with the MDE Office of Special Education staff to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance to teachers and administrators to ensure students receive appropriate services. 
  • Develop new presentations, provide on-site supports, and develop innovative resources to improve instruction for increased student outcomes.

The English Language Arts Educator in Residence will provide necessary resources and support to English Language Arts instructors. The responsibilities include:

  • Develop resources and materials to support the College- and Career-Readiness Standards in the area of English Language Arts
  • Ability to assist teachers develop content that fosters an appreciation of good literature, motivates, and supports reading
  • Effectively communicate, implement, and achieve the goals of the MS College- and Career-Readiness Standards in the area of English Language Arts
  • Assist teachers develop content that fosters an appreciation of good literature, motivates, and supports reading 
  • Facilitate adult learning and delivery of professional development specific to English Language Arts instruction (e.g., professional development feedback/surveys, letters from participants
  • Knowledge of the current education policy context, particularly as it relates to teacher education
  • Possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, personal initiative, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, energetic environment
  • Possess excellent writing and other communications skills and a strong orientation toward collaborative
  • Ability to attend to multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196593

Estimated Size of Grant:

This grant will be awarded in the amount up to $87,750.00 per year.

Term of Contract:

All grants will be awarded up to three (3) years contingent upon proper implementation of the proposed project and completion and submission of all required documentation and future appropriations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The selected individual for Elementary English Language Arts Educator in Residence position must meet the following criteria:

Education and Teaching Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university AND at least four (4) years documented successful experience teaching elementary English Language Arts
-OR-
Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university AND at least two (2) years documented successful experience teaching elementary English Language Arts

Certification/Licenses:
Valid Mississippi Educator Professional License

Special Experience:
Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the division’s functional responsibility in which the position exists. Work experience must have included supervising or coordinating a variety of functions.

Pre-Application Information:

One (1) original application must be sealed and received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Timeline:
- May 27, 2021-June 03, 2021: RFA Issued – Email and Post to MDE Website/Newspaper
- June 09, 2021: Deadline for submitting questions
- June 16, 2021: Questions will be posted to the MDE website
- June 23, 2021: Applications due
- June 25- July 02, 2021: Application review
- September, 2021: State Board of Education approval

The deadline for submitting written questions by email is Wednesday, June 09, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Copies of all questions submitted, and responses will be posted to MDE’s website under the Public Notices section/Request for Applications, Qualifications, and Proposals for and will be available to the general public on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. No individual replies will be granted.

Contact Information:

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

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Education will not accept hand/personal deliveries for advertised Invitation for Bids, Requests for Proposals, Applications, or Qualifications until further notice. However, please submit bids, proposals, applications, or qualifications via the shipping instructions in the solicitation or by electronic submission on or before the required deadline date to: RFXS@mdek12.org.

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Monique Corley, Director
Office of Procurement
Mississippi Department of Education
Elementary English Language Arts
Educator in Residence
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Written questions concerning the RFA should be emailed to: mreed@mdek12.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi

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