School Application to Participate in Professional Learning in School Teams

The Math and Science Bureau (MSB) of the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is working to support PreK–12 mathematics instruction in public schools. The MSB invites New Mexico public schools to apply to participate in school team professional learning leveraging high quality instructional materials, pedagogy, and formative assessments to support mathematics re-entry.

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chool teams are invited to apply for any combination of professional learning activities to support them in leveraging:
  • [Activity 1] the Canvas learning management system, specifically the Zearn Math curriculum, grades K–5, Illustrative Mathematics curriculum, grades 6–12, and/or Engage NY Mathematics curriculum, grades K–12;
  • [Activity 2] the New Mexico Instructional Scope for Mathematics (NMIS-M) to support re-entry and acceleration grades K–12;
  • [Activity 3] the NMIS-M-M to support early numeracy grades PreK–5; and/or
  • [Activity 4] the NMIS-M and adopted high quality instructional materials to support the balanced assessment system with focus on effective formative assessment (Cognia testlets and classroom-based) practices.
More information for each activity is found in this Math Reentry RFA Companion document.

A school team includes:
  • One school administrator or instructional coach who is responsible for providing professional learning,
  • One school instructional leader who is able to make school decisions, and
  • Eighty (80%) of school staff responsible for mathematics instruction in the school.
Educators will engage in eight hours of synchronous and asynchronous professional learning each month (January through June). Professional learning will engage educators so they are active participants in learning while supporting administrators/instructional coaches/teacher leaders to build capacity in continuing the work. Sessions may include webinars, small groups of participants, small groups of schools, or professional learning communities (PLC) work as determined by the participating schools’ needs and scheduled around staff availability, including during contract and non-contract times.

Educators will receive 48 hours of professional learning during the span of the project, including:
  • Participation and engagement in eight hours per month, virtually, tentatively scheduled from January through June 2021.
  • Collaboration virtually with colleagues and a vendor on an ongoing basis;
  • Receive up to a $300.00 stipend for full engagement with your school team (stipend paid for off contract hours only).
Expectations of the PED, district staff, principals, and teachers

The PED will maintain open lines of communication with participating district and school staff to support understanding of project expectations and to provide technical assistance as needed.

The PED will:

  • Pay participating educators a stipend of up to three hundred dollars ($300.00) for complete and active participation, as outlined in The Teacher(s) Will section
  • Coordinate with vendors and school teams to schedule sessions
District staff/Principals will:

  • Ensure that the participating teachers have release time during or after school for up to eight hours each month
  • Participate with the school team in professional learning activities
  • Ensuring conditions, i.e. technology and time, make it possible for teachers to participate in all required activities
  • Assure that teachers meet their respective responsibilities as outlined in the The Teacher(s) Will section to remain compliance with project expectations
  • Participate in all evaluation activities associated with the project during the 2020–21 school year.

Teacher(s) will:
  • Actively participate in all professional learning events (synchronous and asynchronous):
    • Eight hours per month throughout the 2020–21 school year
  • Participate in all evaluation activities associated with the project during the 2020–21 school year.
If you are interested, please complete the following application which will take about 20–25 minutes to complete. District or school building administrators must complete and submit an application. Please submit your completed application by midnight Friday, December 11, 2020. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Yanira Vazquez, yanira.vazquez@state.nm.us or Shafiq Chaudhary, shafiq.chaudhary@state.nm.us.

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* 1. School/District Administrator Name

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* 2. School/Organization Name

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* 3. Your Position

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* 4. Address

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* 5. City/Town, ZipCode

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* 6. Best Email Address to Contact You

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* 7. An Alternative Email Address

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* 8. Best Phone Number to Reach You.

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* 9. Which school(s) are submitting an application?

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* 11. If yes, which mathematics program is your school currently using?

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* 15. Please identify the school team members who will be participating in all chosen activity/activities. Please provide their name, grade level, email address and the activity number they will participate in (1 per line).

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* 16. Alternately, please upload a chart with the information required in Question 15.

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* 17. What day(s) of the work week and time(s) during contract/off contract hours are school staff available to attend scheduled professional learning sessions? [Choose all that apply]

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* 18. Is there anything else you would like us to know?

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* 19. Please type your full name to indicate you (as a school or district administrator) are submitting this application for your school and are in agreement with the expectations.

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