WestEd (San Francisco, CA) – Project, New, $1,500,000 over five years, 7% of project budget For the Reading Apprenticeship model of academic literacy instruction WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI) is a high-school teacher professional development program that specializes in subject-specific complex literacy skills and motivational partnerships for at-risk kids. This grant will scale up SLI’s research-backed program dramatically across four states. Hewlett’s $1.5 M grant leverages $18 million in federal stimulus (i3) funds and an additional $2.1M in grants from partner foundations. It also marks a tremendous coordinated effort across the funding community and strong Hewlett leadership toward greater transparency in the field of philanthropy.
About the Grantee
1000 G Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA, 95814, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for a deeper learning curriculum and teacher professional development market scan
We propose this supplemental grant for WestEd to conduct a review of online teacher professional development (PD) practices, programs and technologies aligned with Deeper Learning goals.. The information gained through this analysis will make it clear what online teacher PD programs and technologies are readily available to support Deeper Learning. As Hewlett moves forward with the promotion of Deeper Learning, this analysis will make clear where key leverage points exist and where development and technical support activities can do the most good.This analysis will take place over a six-month period and conclude with a set of recommendations on possible strategies for promoting Deeper Learning through online professional development programs at scale. This grant is a supplement to a current WestEd project to scan curricula and traditional PD programs and will help extend the evaluation to include online PD programs and technologies.
for developing an online professional development course for science teachers
for support of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
WestEd is a leading research, development, and technical assistance organization. It will work with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to support the implementation of its five-year strategic plan.