Fort Plain utilizes grant money to Strengthening
Teacher Leadership Roles in the District
Fort Plain teachers and administrators are
aiming to improve instruction through The Strengthening Teacher and
Leader Effectiveness 3 (STLE3) grant awarded by the New York State
Education Department for the 201-15 school year.
The $100,000 grant advances professional
development and instructional leadership in New York state school
districts. Aspects of the grant program also allow teachers and
principals to share what they’ve learned with educators in their
home districts, building a network of peer professional development
that can be sustained into the future.
As part of this grant, the district was able
to hire two Subject Area Specialists.: one for ELA and Social
Studies, another for Math and Science, K-12. They will be involved
in aligning curriculum with the Common Core Standards.
Additionally, five teachers and one
administrator have been selected for continuing their college
coursework to either obtain a degree or acquire additional
certification. More teachers and administrators will be eligible to
apply in the spring. In exchange, participants commit to at least an
additional 2.5 years serving students in the Fort Plain School
“These teachers and administrators who choose
to further their education will be able to share their knowledge not
only with their students, but also with their colleagues.
Ultimately, it transfers to a better education for all of our
students,” said Superintendent Douglas Burton.
Professional Development opportunities
continue to be made available to staff through various workshops and
conferences. Speakers and consultants are bringing their expertise
in implementing Common Core into the classrooms through this grant