Grants are available for teachers to pay for instructional support, mentoring teacher access and, if necessary university tuition
Email us if you want, or need, instructional and mentoring teacher support for specific classroom assignments paid for by a grant (see over 100 subject-specific course material offerings at Teaching-Point.net catalog or university courses at teacherpd.net through University of Missouri St. Louis or Texas A&M Commerce )
Enrollment: Teachers with out-of-field assignments can simply read the details and fill out an enrollment form to register with a participating the university. This sustained professional development program series will, with complete instructional and mentoring support, save teachers hundreds of hours of prep time and enable them to confidently deliver content to their students.
Funding: The tuition for these professional development courses may be funded through the new state grant as funds last or, after that grant has been exhausted, from: Title I and Title IIA (Improving Teacher Quality State Grants), Title 5 (Innovative Programs), state professional development and school improvement budgets, foundations, etc.
Reason for the grant: There is a need for subject-specific instructional support so that teachers can meet the challenges of new teaching assignments. TEACHINGpoint was established to develop comprehensive teacher preparation and instructional support materials written by expert teachers who understand the needs of novice teachers, teachers with new assignments and teachers facing unavoidable out-of-field assignments — The Expert Systems for Teachers™ Series of TEACHINGpoint instructional support materials is grounded in research-based best practices (a better prepared teacher leads to improved student achievement).
TEACHINGpoint course materials are practical and accessible, with features designed to support out-of-field, new and overworked teachers including:
Detailed pacing guide in an easy-to-use format to ensure coverage of standards and reduce classroom prep.
Daily lesson plans with point-of-use teaching strategies and classroom management tips.
Daily content summaries for teachers needing background knowledge
Class notes, in editable PowerPoint form or PDF files that support each lecture portion of your teaching
Complete, editable, assessments including quizzes, performance assessments and end-of-course exams.
Online courses: Participating universities host an initial series of over 100 Teaching Point online distance learning continuing education courses. Ultimately, universities in multiple U.S. states and other countries will host this series to certify teachers by subject. The series will offer teachers convenient access to online coursework to support content knowledge and content-specific instructional skills and the opportunity to earn CEU credit or hours toward re-certification and certification in subject-specific areas.
TEACHINGpoint course materials support teachers and students in public, charter, private and home schools globally, in over 75 countries on 5 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
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