Thursday, December 13, 2018

Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to Pasco Schools to fund Pasco Standards Summer Institute

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (December 13, 2018) – Pasco County Schools recently was notified that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay approved $40,000 in grant funds for a project that seeks to improve teacher and leader professional learning with the goal of greater student outcomes.

The Investing in Teaching and Leading Excellence for Greater Student Achievement Project will support a Pasco Standards Summer Institute through the district’s Pasco Partners group as well as external partners TNTP and UnBoundED. The program will focus on building teacher knowledge around the core content standards, with an integration of social emotional learning.

The grant will be used to plan and develop training materials for the 2019 Pasco Standards Summer Institute and deliver the Summer Standards Institute training for teachers. The 2019 Summer Standards Institute will take place while schools are closed, so teachers can attend and begin to embed their deepened learning into their planning for the 2019-2020 school year.

The goal is that by the end of the 2019-2020 school year at least 50 percent of Pasco County instructional staff who attend the 2019 Summer Standards Institute will demonstrate evidence that they are planning,delivering, assessing and monitoring standards-based instruction matched to the rigor of the standards as demonstrated by rigor walk-through results, standards-aligned curriculum, and assessment resources. If teachers meet this goal, there will be an increase in student achievement and teacher effectiveness asdemonstrated by student state assessment reports and teacher evaluation data.

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Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Website: www.cftampabay.org