November 5, 2014
Issue No.36
In This Issue
Upcoming Events & Key Dates
11/5 Read To Succeed Work Team Meeting (Deep Dive 1)

11/25 White Center Education Initiative Meeting (Deep Dive 2)

12/12 Executive Committee Meeting
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About the Road Map Region Race to the Top Grant

In 2012, seven King County, Washington, school districts joined forces and won $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds over four years. The participating school districts are Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila. The districts dubbed themselves The Road Map District Consortium, a reference to their participation in the Road Map Project, a community-wide effort in South Seattle and South King County to drive major educational improvement with a focus on personalized learning.

Dear  ,

We are pleased to share that the Road Map region school districts were recently featured on the EdSurge website; congratulations! Also, the RFP for developing the Project 5 Regional System for Career Exploration has been released. Finally, there is a great leadership opportunity for teachers around Common Core, Next Generation Science Standardst, English Language Proficiency Standards, and the Teacher Principal Evaluation Program.

Road Map Region Featured on EdSurge
Recently the excellent work of Road Map region districts was featured on the EdSurge website. The districts are all increasingly using technology to better meet the needs of families and work toward eliminating the opportunity gap. Some examples noted include:  using social media and a parent portal to better communicate with families in multiple  languages; participating in the BlendED specialized learning initiative; and working to make devices like Chromebooks or laptops available to all students. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

For more information, please visit the EdSurge page.

RFP Released for Project 5 (Regional System for Career Awareness and Exploration)
The Race to the Top team is seeking a partner! The Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify the organization or collaborative team to develop, implement and sustain the regional career exploration system has been released.  This RFP is available on the Project 5 Doing Business page.

Responses are due by November 18. If you know of interested parties who could be capable partners to develop this system, please pass the RFP on to them!

For more information, please contact Cheryl Lydon, PSESD STEM Program Manager.

Teacher Leadership Opportunity
Puget Sound Educational Service District is hiring a cadre of Puget Sound Teacher Leaders from all content areas to contribute to the conversation, and engage other teachers, about implementation, connections and best practices for Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, English Language Proficiency Standards, and Teacher Principal Evaluation Program.

Through this opportunity teachers will:  experience access to high quality, job-embedded professional learning led by practicing teachers; engage in a professional learning network of accomplished teacher leaders; and receive clock hours and a $1,200 stipend.

Applications are especially encouraged from K-12 teachers of arts integration, English Language Learners in the general education classroom, science, STEM, social studies, math, CTE, and English language arts. For more information and to apply, please visit the Puget Sound CORElaborate website. The deadline to apply is November 17.

Please visit the Race to the Top Website!
Please remember to share the Road Map Region Race to the Top website with friends and colleagues! We regularly update content and add new resources. To access the website click here!

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