07-10-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Lesson Study Facilitator Training and Training Support Materials for Center School Teams - July 31 and August 1, 2012


Due to significant time constraints, this item is submitted for approval without prior submission as an information item.

Aligned with the goal of the National Center and State Collaborative grant, and specified in the Access to the Common Core for Exceptional Student Success (ACCESS) grant, this training provides centers who Serve Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SwSCD) with Lesson Study training. Facilitator materials which support the training, implementation and continued support of this process are a required component. This training has been a focus of the Florida Department of Education and will support the teaching and learning of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Access Points and the Common Core State Standards for SwSCD. The cost of training is $10,000 and will include the services of two Developmental Studies Center (DSC) trainers for 2 days and an administrator from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), who will be on site throughout the training. In addition, the cost of the Lesson Study materials (LLSC Gr. K-12 Facilitators Package) will be $500 per participant (60 participants x $500, plus $1,800 for shipping and handling - $31,800.)  Total costs for training, materials and shipping and handling will be $41,800.)


Approve the contract with non-profit educational publisher, Developmental Studies Center (DSC), with support from Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center ETS, to provide Lesson Study training and 60 Lesson facilitator packages for ESE Center Schools throughout the state of Florida.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/10/2012

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

Cost Center

Randy LaRusso, Resource Teacher (ACCESS grant), 242-6400, extension 5115

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, extension 300

Attachment:  Lesson Study Training Information.pdf
Attachment:  Contracted Svcs. Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Sole Source.pdf
Attachment:  DSC Quote.pdf
Attachment:  Vitae - Dr. Tabatha D. Scharlach.pdf