Professional learning grants are now available

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July 9, 2019

Professional learning grants are now available

The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) is offering up to six $15,000 grants to support educator learning through professional growth plans (PGPs). Each grantee will be required to support at least 20 educators completing PGPs in a learning community. Grant applicants must describe how they will include equity in identifying participants and designing their local grant structure. See application and additional details.

Focus areas: 

Learning communities will focus on PGPs aligned to:

  • the National Board Five Core Propositions, or
  • the Washington state Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards, or 
  • the focus may be on collaboration across roles: teacher, administrator, educational staff associate (ESA), and paraeducator.

Who may apply? 

Washington state school districts, ESDs, approved clock hour providers, and Washington higher education institutions.

What is a PGP?

Professional growth plans (PGPs) are job-embedded, self-directed professional development. Educators set goals aligned to standards, design an action plan, collect evidence, and reflect. PGPs for certificate renewal are eligible for 25 clock hours. Learn more about PGPs

How can grant funds be used?

Compensation, release time, grant-related efforts and programming.

Grant applications due:

Friday, September 27, 2019, by 5 p.m.