Our research shows that children make the most gains when their teachers participate in a year-long PLC and receive coaching. That’s why we’re shifting our resources to intensive professional development and coaching. This means we need to make some changes to our teacher stipend offerings.
The Professional Learning Communities Stipend will be for early educators who:
Implement what they learn in their PLC in the classroom, complete homework and share how they have implemented what they are learning.
Continue working at a Preschool Promise partner site for the entire school year.
The amount of the new PLC Stipend will be based on the number of sessions attended and the satisfactory implementation of what was learned.
9 sessions X $75 for attendance = $675 + implementation bonus of $325 (total $1,000)
17 sessions X $75 for attendance = $1,275 + $325 implementation bonus (total $1,600)