Government Contract | Mississippi
Lead Partner for JPS High School Literacy Initiative

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000525829

Bid Title: Lead Partner for JPS High School Literacy Initiative

Agency Bid No. Title: 2016-05

Received Date: 03/29/2016

Close Date: 04/14/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The District desires to contract with multiple vendors for Seven (7) JPS High Schools to serve as instructional support for teachers and instructional leaders with an Adolescent Literacy focus. The services will include Professional Development, Onsite Workshops, Coaching /Modeling, Consultation, and Technical Assistance.5 Literacy Coaching The most promising form of professional development overall appears to be literacy coaching (Kamil, 2003). In this work, literacy specialists consult with content teachers to help them infuse literacy instruction into their teaching. Although qualifications and responsibilities of literacy coaches vary from one site to another, most agree that coaches model instruction, observe teachers and make suggestions, lead teacher inquiry groups, and disseminate research findings. Qualifications include 1) a strong foundation in literacy, 2) leadership skills, and 3) familiarity with adult learning. Unlike reading specialists who spend most of their time working with students, literacy coaches focus on teacher learning, concerning themselves with increasing the knowledge and skills of teachers and administrators. Literacy coaches will help teachers: Provide a bridge between adolescents' rich literate backgrounds and school literacy activities Work on school-wide teams to teach literacy in each discipline as an essential way of learning in the disciplines Recognize when students are not making meaning with text and provide appropriate, strategic assistance to read course content effectively

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Product Codes: 92405, 91838

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: Jackson Public Schools

State: Mississippi

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Bettie Jones, JPS/ Business Office Business Office, 662 South President Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39225

Phone: 601-960-8582

Email: bjones@jackson.k12.ms.us

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