SERC RFP Number:  BL072021
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Contact Person: Michelle LeBrun-Griffin (griffin@ctserc.org)

 

On June 23, 2021, CT PA 21-2 identified SERC as the lead organization for coordination and provision of professional learning and implementation support for CT’s African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies.

SERC is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested organizations or individuals with proven expertise and experience in one or more of the following at the high school level:  curriculum evaluation, content, pedagogy, instructional coaching, networking, and resource development as outlined below.

The project will span from execution of contract until June 30, 2022 with potential for continuation through June 30, 2023, and will include the following components:

Components

Description of Expectations/Deliverables

Proposer Qualifications

Field Study

A Field Study will be conducted by an external evaluator during the 2021-2022 school year with Initial Implementers to inform the next phase of curriculum development.  Deliverables will include development and aggregation of pre, post, and post-post student self-assessments, as well as development and gathering and aggregation of end of unit and semester feedback from students, teachers, families, administrators, and coaches developed in collaboration with the SERC/CSDE Team.

Expertise and experience with curriculum evaluation.

Training

Support with delivery of unit-specific content and/or instructional pedagogy for course during summer institute (virtual) or quarterly sessions (tbd) as outlined in training schedule and determined by the SERC/CSDE Team.

Expertise and experience with unit-specific content and/or course pedagogy, including participation in curriculum development to date.

Coaching

Participation in full training series for Cadre 1 and/or 2, including lesson review and Coaching debriefs during sessions, as well as provision of quarterly virtual coaching during intersession as assigned by the SERC/CSDE Team (up to 4 teachers/schools for a total of 16 hours of contact time, plus 4 hours prep and reporting time).

Expertise and experience with instructional coaching and lesson review, including participation in curriculum development to date.

Speakers Bureau

Ability to provide virtual mini-lecture/pre-recorded presentation on unit-specific topics to provide background knowledge for teachers, students, families, and/or community as outlined in curriculum or as determined by SERC/CSDE Team.  Coordination (including recordings) of Speakers Bureau in collaboration with the SERC/CSDE Team could be an extension to proposal.

Expertise and experience in delivery of virtual mini-lecture or pre-recorded presentation.

Networking

Development of structure for organization and delivery of regional networking opportunities in collaboration with the SERC/CSDE Team.  This could be integrated into existing, standing Administrator or Curriculum Council meetings. And/or development of structure for strategic organization of inter-district partnerships to support intra and inter-racial dialogue and exposure to multiple perspectives in collaboration with the SERC/CSDE Team.  This could be done at the classroom, school, or community level.

Expertise and experience in coordination of formal and informal regional networking opportunities and/or inter-district partnerships.

Resource Support

Development of instructional materials based on level of use/requests as determined by the SERC/CSDE Team.  And/or rubrics as outlined in the curriculum in collaboration with the SERC/CSDE Team.

Expertise and experience in the development of instructional materials and/or rubrics.

For more information, including Proposal Requirements, Instructions, and Dates, download the RFP here.