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Technical Assistance Webinar for Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant
A technical assistance and application webinar about the Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am. To join the online meeting click here or to join by audio conference, call 1-877-668-4493 or 1-650-479-3208. Use access code: 924 984 316.

The grant proposals are due Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

The Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant RTF is available to school districts and nonprofits working with school districts. A single grant proposal may include more than one eligible applicant and may also include other entities such as education service districts or post-secondary institutions, but the fiscal agent must be one of the eligible applicants.

The purpose of the grant is to support the development of proficiency-based teaching and learning demonstration sites. Additionally, it will inform practices in other school sites and lead to the development of new proficiency-based teaching and learning school sites in underserved regions of the state.

Proficiency-based teaching and learning (also known as performance-based practices, competency-based pathways, and more) holds the potential to dramatically improve educator effectiveness and increase student learning. A proficiency classroom levels the playing field with the expectation that all students will succeed, allowing for a powerful shift from time-based learning and subjective grading practices to student-focused learning and grading that clearly communicates student progress.

It is work that has already begun in classrooms around the state, but has yet to reach every student. The Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant is intended to support the proficiency work currently underway while providing resources to expand the practice in Oregon by establishing three to four geographically selected, diverse demonstration sites serving at least 1,000 educators and their students each year.

To access the RFP for the Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant, click here RTF.

For additional information or answers to any questions you may have, please contact Nicole Dalton at nicole.dalton@ode.state.or.us eMail or 503-947-5603.
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