In January 2012, the University of Georgia College of Education (COE) and the Clarke County School District (CCSD) were awarded one of the 11 Innovation Fund grants funded through Georgia’s Race to the Top plan. Called “Teach to Learn,” the program bridges the gaps among pre-service teachers, new teachers, and experienced teachers in math and science. Selected from more than 60 proposals, the 2-year $860,000 grant will be an extension of the Professional Development School Partnership (PDSD) between UGA and CCSD.
The grant will focus on the four CCSD middle schools and Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals high schools. Currently, teacher preparation, teaching induction and efforts to retain teachers are separate processes. Teach to Learn will streamline and strengthen the process of supporting teachers during their crucial first two to three years of teaching. For experienced teachers, it will provide a pathway to school leadership.
Dr. Noris Price, Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services and School Performance at CCSD, is the Principal Investigator and Dr. Janna Dresden, Director of the COE Office of School Engagement, is the Co-Principal Investigator on the grant.
Click here for press release: http://www.coe.uga.edu/news/2012/05/02/coe-collaborating-on-two-of-georgias-race-to-the-top-grants/