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Deadline: November 30, 2021

New Mexico Public Education Department: High Quality Professional Learning Marketplace

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) requests applications for local and national organizations to participate in the list of high-quality professional learning providers. The High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List is intended to serve as a guide and a tool for district leadership to select from vetted, aligned, high-quality professional learning provider programs.

Applications are being accepted and evaluated for professional learning provider programs that support LEAs in their implementation of:

  • High-quality core instructional materials for grades K-12 Mathematics, Science, Arts Education, English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development, World Languages
  • High-quality supplementary instructional materials for grades 7-12 Career and Technical Education
  • High-quality supplementary instructional materials for grades K-2 Structured Literacy

For all listed content areas, except Career and Technical Education and Structured Literacy, the professional learning program is required to support core instructional materials (CIM).

Types of professional learning offerings include but are not limited to trainings, initiative-based workshops, and district-based and/or school-based study groups.

NMPED is particularly interested in providers that can show evidence-based strategies and evidence-based results for their professional learning programs. To that end, the application puts particular weight on the measurement processes and outcomes from program implementation. It also looks for a well formulated framework of goals, conditions for success, flexibility in implementation, adaptability to local contexts, and opportunities for feedback and improvement. See solicitation for details. The High Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List will be maintained as determined necessary by NMPED.

Amount: Organizations on the list will be promoted as high-quality options for Local Education Agencies around the state.

Eligibility: NMPED seeks local and national applicants. Applicants will be vetted for their alignment with different aspects of New Mexico’s current academic landscape including New Mexico Content Standards and support of the use of high-quality instructional materials. The list aims to recommend providers and programs that support instructional materials from the New Mexico Adopted Multiple List, and to provide relevant data for informed decision making in LEAs’ selection processes. Providers seeking to apply should be able to demonstrate evidence to establish that their professional learning programs meet a variety of criteria. Among these criteria are the relevance of a program to participants’ professional context and daily practice, opportunities to give and receive feedback, strategies to actively engage learners, facilitators that are skilled with relevant expertise, and a track record of success.

Professional learnings programs that do not support specific instructional materials on the New Mexico Adopted Multiple List will not be considered for inclusion on the Marketplace List at this time. Professional learning programs already on the Marketplace List, or those who submitted previously and were not accepted for inclusion on the Marketplace List, are not eligible.

Link: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/information/rfps-rfis-rfas/

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