07-20-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Contracted Services Agreement with Thinking Maps, Inc. to Provide Training in October 2010 and March 2011

Discussion

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA) has provided an opportunity as part of the CORE Training to add additional trainers to schools throughout the district on Thinking Maps. This training will be provided at no cost to individual schools.  This research based training supports having a common language for higher level thinking from kindergarten through high school.  The program covers all subject areas and groups of students.  This activity supports our Strategic Plan goals:  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.6, 1.1.15 and 1.1.16.



Recommendation

Approve the Contracted Agreement with Thinking Maps, Inc. for Thinking Maps Secondary Mathematics Training on October 5, 2010; Thinking Maps:  Path to Proficiency for English Language Learners on October 26-28, 2010; Thinking Maps Elementary Science on March 9, 2011; and Thinking Maps Secondary Science on March 10, 2011 for the total amount of $12,000.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/15/2010
Consent after Information7/20/2010

Authority for Action
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
10-1112,000.00Yes43292804902016300312000

Contact
Sue Carver for ESE Program Support, x520 and Sharon Tolson, Director, FDLRS East, x540


Attachment:  Attachment for Consultant Agreement for 2010-11.pdf
Attachment:  ThinkingMaps2010-11 Trainings.pdf