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2012 Abstracts: Missouri

Grant/Contract #     H323A120018
Program Name        State Personnel Development Grants Program
Competition           State Personnel Development Grants
Title                       Missouri State Personnel Development Grant
Project Director(s) Williams, Pamela     
Email                    pam.williams@dese.mo.gov

Purpose: This project will develop a system of high quality professional development in order to better prepare general and special education teachers, administrators, and related service personnel to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The ultimate goal of this project is improve the educational and post-school outcomes for all children and youth, especially those children and youth with disabilities.

Method: Activities of this project include: (a) collaborating with a statewide system of support to develop and implement effective evidence-based professional development in selected areas for improvement; (b) creating a self-correcting feedback loop used to continually improve the implementation outcomes and fidelity of implementation of professional development at all levels; and (c) using technologies to support the delivery of professional development, for sharing resources, and for collecting and analyzing data measuring the fidelity of implementation and the impact of this professional development effort.