2020 Washington, D.C.

PR Award #
H323A200009
Grantee Name
District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Project Title
District of Columbia State-wide Inclusive Professional Learning Framework and Institute
City
Washington
Washington, D.C.
Project Director
Jennifer Carpenter
Project Director Email

Purpose

The project purpose is to increase educator, leader and family competencies in inclusive practices and tiered services and supports for students with disabilities. As these competencies increase, we expect learning to accelerate and achievement gaps to close for students with disabilities, especially those who are furthest behind (e.g., Black, male, emotional disturbance, served in separate school). Specific expected outcomes from this project are a Statewide Inclusive Professional Learning Framework and Institute, more highly effective local educational agency (LEA) site leaders, general and special educators, and families to support students with disabilities, and dissemination and sustainability of equitable and inclusive education.

Method

The project design uses active implementation, an inclusive equity-based multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), cross- functional teaming, continuous improvement cycles, and technology to create an enabling context for State-wide Inclusive Professional Learning Framework and Institute, which will consist of Special Education Leadership Fellowship for LEA site leaders; Inclusive Practices Professional Learning Series for general and special educators; and Family Special Education Series for families of students with disabilities and others. An embedded evaluator from National Implementation Research Network will use multiple measure to understand impacts of the project on the system and stakeholders.

Explore Cohort Projects

2020 Montana

Purpose

This project will increase local educational agency (LEA) capacity to support and sustain the implementation of the Montana Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through distance learning and web-based formats for professional development and coaching support focused on data-analytic problem solving a

2020 Tennessee

Purpose

The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to submit its fourth State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). Previous grants have been leveraged to affect significant change in outcomes for students with disabilities, particularly students with specific learning disabilities.

2020 Guam

Purpose

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) has designed a high-quality, sustainable professional development program to increase its personnel capacity to address the implementation of early intervention and special education evidence-based practices for improving functional outcomes and educational