Blended Learning PD Reimbursements for 2022-2023 School Year
|Date:||November 17, 2022|
|Subject:||Blended Learning PD Reimbursements for the 2022-2023 School Year|
|Next Steps:||Share with curriculum & instructional staff, campus leaders|
Blended learning combines online learning with face-to-face teacher-led instruction to effectively differentiate instruction for all students. High-quality professional development (PD) for educators is a foundational component of successful blended learning implementation that leads to improved academic outcomes for students. To assist school systems in a high-fidelity implementation of blended learning, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will reimburse school districts and open-enrollment charter schools (local educational agencies or LEAs) for blended learning professional development programs from qualifying providers. This funding is provided by Rider 52 of the General Appropriations Act of the 88th Texas Legislature.
The qualified programs for Blended Learning PD reimbursements for the 2022-2023 school year are:
UTeach Blended Learning Professional Development:
Reimbursed by TEA
|New teachers||Beginning||Asynchronous and Synchronous, Virtual||Blended Learning New Teacher Support||5 months to 2 years||$1,500 for 5 months per teacher|
|All educators||Beginning||Synchronous, Virtual||Introduction to Blended Learning||Two, 3-hour sessions||$2,560 for group|
|All educators||Beginning||Asynchronous, Virtual with 2 optional Synchronous||Foundations of Blended Learning||3 months||$1,000 per educator|
|All educators||Advanced||Asynchronous with 2 Sessions Synchronous, Virtual||Advanced Blended Learning||3 months||$1,000 per educator|
|Administrators and instructional coaches||Advanced||Asynchronous with 4 Sessions Synchronous, Virtual||Blended Learning Coaching and Collaboration||3 months||$650 per educator|
|All educators||Advanced||Asynchronous, Virtual||Designing Project-Based Instruction and Blended Learning||3 months||$1,000 per educator|
|All educators||Advanced||Asynchronous, Virtual||Implementing Project-Based Instruction and Blended Learning||3 months||$650 per educator|
|Administrators and instructional coaches||Advanced||Synchronous, Virtual||Advanced Blended Learning Coaching and Collaboration||One Zoom meeting per month, for 5 months||$250 per educator|
|Administrators and instructional coaches with select teachers||Advanced||
|Onsite Blended Learning Coaching Support and Professional Development||3-5 days within one week||
3 days, $16,000
4 days, $20,500
5 days, $25,000
|Administrators and instructional coaches with select teachers||Advanced||Synchronous, Virtual||Virtual Blended Learning Coaching Support||1 day||$3,700 per day|
Note: This professional development is intended to align the core instructional content of the classroom with the online software component. UT High School is also an approved provider for blended learning reimbursements.
Process for Approval of Reimbursements:
1) The LEA contacts the PD provider, completes provider-created readiness materials, and submits the list of educators to be enrolled in the program to the PD provider;
2) TEA and the PD provider will review a readiness assessment and approve LEA and educator eligibility for reimbursements;
3) once approval is obtained, the LEA pays the cost of the selected program and educators begin the PD program; and
4) upon verified educator completion of the program, TEA will reimburse the LEA.
1) Reimbursements will be approved based on the availability of funds and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
2) For the 2022-2023 school year, PD programs must be completed by August 31, 2023, to be eligible for reimbursement.
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