Teacher Professional Learning and Growth Presents at

The Council of Great City Schools 61st Annual Fall Conference

Under the banner “Advancing the State of Urban Education,” the Council of the Great City Schools  held its 61st Annual Fall Conference at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Oct. 18-22. Hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the five-day conference gave more than 1,000 big-city school superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education a forum to discuss issues and share information and best practices to improve teaching and learning in the nation’s urban public schools.

Teacher Professional Learning and Growth (TPLG), led by Dr. Fabian Cone presented at the conference.  Along with supervisors, Ms. Pam Voss and Ms. Elicia Bennett they shared with other leaders from around the country the model for professional learning currently being implemented in Broward County.  For more information on their presentation, Empowering Teachers through High-Quality Professional Learning Support Using an Outcomes-Based Model,” please view the PowerPoint below.  Council of Great City Schools Presentation 10-2017
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Exceed Grant Wins the Urban Education Impact Award

at The Council of Great City Schools

Ms. Lori Rich Levinson (third from the left), School Board of Broward County accepts the award for the EXCEED Grant  along side Dr. Fabian Cone, (center), Director of Teacher Professional Learning and Growth.

 The Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award
Shirley Schwartz
The Council of the Great City Colleges of Education, an affiliate group of deans working with urban school leaders, presents the Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact  Award each year at the Council’s Fall Conferences. The award is named in honor of Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz, the Council’s Director of Special Projects and staff liaison with the colleges of education. The award honors an outstanding partnership between a university and an urban school district that has had a positive and significant impact on student learning.  At the October 2017 conference, the award was presented to the  EXCEED grant.
The EXCEED grant is a collaborative effort that joins forces with FAU, Broward County Public Schools, Palm Beach County Schools, Learning Sciences International (LSI) and New Teacher Center (NTC).  In response to the challenges presented by the implementation of the Florida Standards and Common Core Standards throughout the country, EXCEED aims to provide a solid foundation for education students and teachers alike.  The EXCEED grant expands the work with school districts and strengthens FAU’s elementary education program by infusing additional content courses, greater linkages to the standards and instructional strategies, and improved student teaching experiences.