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Wisconsin 2002 Grant Abstracts

Grantee Name:Milwaukee Public Schools
Project Name:Transition to Teaching
Project Director:Deborah Ford 414-475-8115

The Transition to Teaching program offers a balanced, rigorous pre-screening protocol and ongoing instructional support. Many prospective candidates come from within the personnel ranks of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the greater Milwaukee community. The program's website identifies alternative teacher certification programs and program links. In an effort to develop effective classroom teachers and best practices that result in student achievement, MPS and alternative certification programs have support structures in place. Ongoing on-site instructional support, year-round teacher in-service workshops, an MPS Professional Support Portal, and mandatory summer teacher induction assist with challenges faced by first-year teachers.

Grantee Name:Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Project Name:Transition the Underrepresented Groups to Teaching
Project Director:Mike George 608-266-2364
Project Coordinator:Brenda Noy Aphayrath 608-267-2443

The goal for this project is to recruit and provide fianancial assistance to 90 individuals and help them become certified teachers in core academic subjects. Every effort is made to recruit underrepresented groups such as African Americans, American Indians, and Southeast Asian refugees. Successful candidates are prepared to teach in the Milwaukee Public Schools in the areas of mathematics, science, technology, reading/language arts, bilingual education, and special education. Pre- and post-placement induction and support activities are provided to all participants; a webpage links to relevant programs and services and provides a technology-based employment service and dissemination program.

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Last Modified: 04/08/2008