"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." -BF Skinner
SUPPORTING EFFECTIVE EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT
In 2015 The Institute for Excellence in Education was awarded a SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Partnering with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, the grant focuses on pairing literacy and numeracy professional learning for middle-grade teachers in four states (Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, and California).
The study includes 96 intervention and control 6th or 7th grade classrooms. The initiative has improved educator knowledge, understanding, and skills in teaching of English language arts and mathematics through the application of Focused Instructional Modeling - Mathematics (FIM) and Academic Language Development (ALD) pedagogy.
The Institute for Excellence in Education partners with the following Michigan schools:
- Bay City Western Middle School
- Bay City Handy Middle School
- Sheridan Road STEM
- Delton Kellogg Middle School
- Marshall Middle School
- Springport Middle School
- Manton Middle School
- Anna Thurston Middle School
Each of the Michigan SEED schools receive on-site coaching around the Focused Instructional Model and Academic Language Development. They also receive continual professional development centered around numeracy and literacy, professional learning to support middle-grades reform, and numeracy and literacy resources.