Malden public schools will receive $45,000 for vendor partnerships to provide professional development for teachers and administrators.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has completed the application and scoring process for the Civics Teaching and Learning Grant, and will award $45,000 to schools and programs in Malden. The Grant is intended to strengthen civics teaching and learning in addition to supporting the implementation student-led, non-partisan civics projects as required by Chapter 296 of the Acts of 2018.
The Civics Teaching and Learning Grant will also fund professional development for teachers and administrators particularly in relation to the instruction of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions; implementation of civics projects in eighth grade and high school as required by law; and civics learning experiences such as field trips and special programs that are designed to enrich core curricular learning.
Ultimately the goal is to provide educators with training and develop curriculum to cultivate students’ critical analysis skills, engage in civil discourse and help all students to take part in in real-world civic action.
As an educator myself, I understand first-hand how important supporting professional development for teachers and administrators is. I am very pleased and excited to know that we can continue to provide the tools and training for our educators to enrich schools and special programs in Malden.
For more details about the DESE’s Civics Teaching and Learning Grant, please follow this link.