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Participating Schools Commit to: Participating at appropriate levels to accomplish the four NetSCOPE goals. Identifying a teacher or school leader to serve as the PDS/PS Liaison with at least 20% release time allocated to partnership work. Providing resources to support work of the PDS/PS Liaison and the University PDS Liaison. Participating in Mentor Training workshops. Participating in Partnership Network Retreats. Collaborating in the development of a plan for the school’s partnership work. Collaborating in the annual evaluation of the Partnership Network.

The NetSCOPE Network Winthrop University: Richard W. Riley College of Education (COE), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Community Partners: Olde English Consortium (OEC), Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA), and The S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA)

NetSCOPE 111 Withers/W.T.S. Building Rock Hill, SC 29733 Phone: 803/323.3080 Fax: 803/323.4369 E-mail: Web site: Project funded by the US DOE Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Award #U336S090144.

School District Partners: Recipient partners: Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, and Union; Resource Districts: Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and York

NetSCOPE Network of Sustained, Collaborative, Ongoing Preparation for Educators

NetSCOPE Goals and Strategies Goal 1 (Over-Arching): Improve student academic achievement in our high-need schools Key Strategies: Improve the quality of teachers in our high-need districts by providing improved, collaborative professional development of preservice and inservice teachers (beginning and veteran) with a focus on student learning Reform 1: All facets of NetSCOPE will be based on empirically based practice and scientifically valid research

Goal 2: Improve professional learning for school-university faculty and teacher candidates Key Strategy: Establishing a Partnership Network centered on joint school-university faculty inquiry into educational topics through creation of professional development schools Reform 2: Collaboration outside the teacher preparation program

Goal 3: Strengthen the pre-baccalaureate preparation of teacher candidates Key Strategy: Better preparing future educators by strengthening the pre-baccalaureate preparation of teachers and through redesigned, year-long clinical experiences Reform 3: Teacher preparation curriculum changes Reform 4: Admission goals and priorities aligned with LEAs Reform 5: Preparing prospective teachers to teach college-credit courses

Goal 4: Increase support for new teachers in our high-need districts Key Strategy: Developing and implementing three-year induction and mentoring programs serving each cohort of new teachers Reform 6: Developing and implementing an induction and mentoring program

School Partnership Levels for the Network University-school district partnerships will promote simultaneous renewal of schools with a focus on student learning and educator preparation. Engagement in collaborative learning communities will take place in a three-tiered network: Professional Development School (PDS) Engages in unique and intense school-university collaboration designed to: 1. Prepare future educators; 2. Provide all current educators with ongoing professional development; 3. Encourage joint school-university faculty investigations into education-related issues; and 4. Promote the learning of P-12 students. Has at least 2/3 majority of the school’s teachers committed to a fiveyear partnership. Receives a significant presence from Winthrop University through an assigned university liaison. Hosts year-long teacher-candidate internships. Participates in earlier teacher candidate clinical experiences focusing on LEP, special needs, high-poverty students, and literacy development. Provides an identified School Liaison (teacher or school leader) to help facilitate partnership-related activities, including professional development and technical assistance.

Partner School (PS) Commits to collaboration with Winthrop with a majority staff commitment. Hosts year-long teacher-candidate internships. Participates in earlier teacher candidate clinical experiences focusing on LEP, Special Needs, high-poverty students, and literacy development. Receives as a liaison the Partnership Network Coordinator who helps facilitate networking with other PS and PDS sites and Winthrop for shared professional learning and the sharing of field-based research to inform classroom practice. Provides a designated school liaison (teacher or school leader) to help facilitate the partnership-related work, including professional development and technical assistance.

Satellite School (SS) Is the designation for all non PDS/PS high-need schools in the LEAs. Receives comprehensive, district-wide induction programs for all new teacher cohorts. Participates in network professional development opportunities.

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