Mission

TQP Grant Wordle

The mission of the Iowa Teacher Quality Partnership Grant is to increase student achievement by developing more effective teachers in high need schools.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Emerging attributes of effective teaching will be examined, identified and defined in preparation for integration into a partner Institution of Higher Education pre-service program and into partner Local Education Agency professional development.
    • A review of research will result in a comprehensive study that identifies current and emerging attributes of teacher effectiveness.
    • A collaborative team, which includes the partner institution of higher learning, partner local educational agencies and the Iowa Department of Education, will utilize findings to develop an enhanced and reformed definition of effective teaching.
    • Develop scaling of digital artifacts aligned to the Interstate New Teacher Assessment Support Consortium (INTASC) and Iowa Teaching Standards (ITS).
  2. Pre-service faculty will integrate the attributes of effective teaching into pre-service program, which will be documented in prospective teacher-created integrated technology platform.
    • A collaborative team, which includes the partner institution of higher learning, partner local educational agencies and the Iowa Department of Education, will utilize the attributes outlined in the study to develop and pilot a pre-service program.
    • A collaborative team, which includes the partner institution of higher learning, partner local educational agencies and the Iowa Department of Education, will utilize the results of the pilot experience to revise and implement a pre-service program to be utilized by the partner institution of higher learning.
    • Prospective teachers enrolled in partner Institution of Higher Education will implement pedagogy reflecting emerging attributes of effective teaching and document through the creation of artifacts which are placed into integrated technology platforms.
    • Educational administration faculty will incorporate digital artifacts to reform and enhance the PK-12 administrator preparation program to provide support and retain effective beginning and practicing teachers.
  3. Partner Local Education Agencies will integrate the attributes of effective teaching into professional development, which will be documented in teacher-created integrated technology platforms.
    • A collaborative team, which includes the partner institution of higher learning, partner local educational agencies and the Iowa Department of Education, will utilize the attributes outlined in the study to pilot reformed and enhanced professional development.
    • A collaborative team, which includes the partner institution of higher learning, partner local educational agencies and the Iowa Department of Education, will utilize the results of the pilot experience to reform and improve practices for effective teaching professional development to be utilized by partner local education agencies.
    • Practicing teachers in partner Local Education Agencies will implement pedagogy reflecting emerging attributes of effective teaching and document through the creation of artifacts which will be placed into integrated technology platform.
    • Evaluator trainers will incorporate digital artifacts to reform and enhance evaluator training of PK-12 administrators to support and retain beginning and practicing teachers.
    • The Department of Education will develop an in-house integrated technology platform and system of storage, maintenance and retrieval to support pre-service and practicing teachers long term.

Outcomes

The development and implementation of an integrated technology platform for digital artifact's storage which document effective teaching and thus allow for the scaling of teacher effectiveness to reform and enhance teacher preparation programs and in-service professional development.