Policy and Practice


Recapping the 2016 Personalized Learning Workshop

March 10th, 2016


By Melissa Tracy, National Board Certified Social Studies Teacher at Conrad Schools of Science, and member of the Rodel Teacher Council On Saturday, February 27th, more than a hundred educators gathered at St. Georges Technical High School to participate in a free, teacher-led workshop about personalized learning hosted by the Rodel Teacher...

Welcome to the Smarter Balanced Digital Library

March 10th, 2016


By: Karen Eller, Teacher at Bancroft Elementary School in Wilmington and member of the Rodel Teacher Council As teachers, instructional coaches, and even professional development trainers, we sometimes spend a lot of time searching and looking for the best resources available online to help support learning. This can be a daunting task at...

Big Money and Summer Experiences: March 2016 Teacher Newsletter

March 2nd, 2016

Author: Liz Hoyt

Grants and Summer Experiences to Support Teacher and Student Learning Engage in a Summer Fellowship Delaware Teachers Institute Fellowship (Due Mar. 3) Each year, the Delaware Teacher Institute (DTI) offers a limited number of fellowships for teachers to participate in content area seminars, and to learn the...

Guest Blog: Cheryl Clendaniel on Supporting Tiered Reimbursement

February 22nd, 2016


Ed's note: Earlier this month, Gov. Jack Markell proposed his annual fiscal state budget--and of the $4.1 billion in total, about $11.3 million was requested to further early childhood education in Delaware. Those funds would go to support, among other things, initiatives like the Delaware Readiness Teams, the Delaware Stars Program, and tiered...