U.S. Department of Education
$1 Million - Teaching American History Program: Constructing, Consuming and Conserving America (2008-2012)
The ESC of Cuyahoga County collaborated with Cleveland State University's Department of History and the Western Reserve Historical Society in this four-year professional development program to increase teachers' American History content knowledge, improve historical thinking skills, and develop expertise using multimedia technologies in the classroom. Teachers participated in teams representing elementary, intermediate, and high schools from districts throughout Northeast Ohio. The program has resulted in teachers training their students in critical thinking processes and the use of primary sources, development of new curricular materials and multimedia resources, and the improvement of students' history learning as they apply the same skills used by professional historians.
$1.5 Million - Transition to Teaching
In a unique partnership with the ESC of Cuyahoga County, The University of Dayton (UD) was awarded a $3 million federal grant to develop and replicable Transition to Teaching (TtT) Program. Through this grant, the ESC of Cuyahoga County is receiving $1.5 million over 5 years to provide additional services to cohorts of graduate students participating in a UD intervention specialist licensure program to serve in high-need districts. These services include a mentoring and induction program developed with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, professional development in data-based decisions, curriculum and assessment, differentiated instruction and teacher-based teams, and field experience placement.
$253,000 - Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG)
Since 2009, the ESC of Cuyahoga County has been providing assistance to more than 500 refugee students and families annually, from the Cleveland Metropolitan, Lakewood and Parma City Schools.
$55,000 - Doing What Works: West End
The ESC of Cuyahoga County, in collaboration with the School Study Council of Ohio (SSCO) and the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), was awarded one of six national Doing What Works (DWW) implementation grants. This grant will be used to develop, field test, and train district leaders in the use of a toolkit designed to support Ohio district leadership personnel to better understand and use DWW resources in the area of effective use of data to support data-based instructional decision-making.