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5/31/2018

SPDG Year 3 and Beyond: 1st Cohort Begins Expansion

Congratulations to the 25 SPDG 1.0 Districts who are expanding their professional development and classroom implementation work in their 3rd year of implementation. These districts from across the state of Tennessee will continue their work to address the needs of all students through the integration of differentiated instruction, universal design for learning, and effective use of data-based interventions.

These districts will continue with Strand 1 implementation, using revised and more interactive Strand 1 materials and activities, and some districts will begin expansion of Strand 2 with a focus on providing increasingly intensive interventions.

The following resources have been created to help these districts as they take on full ownership of these trainings at the district level:

  1. Updated SPDG content, handouts, videos, and tactile templates for Strand 1: ACCESS to High-Quality Tier I Instruction for All. Revised materials, provided primarily in digital format, incorporate Tennessee’s ACCESS work, as well as more interactivity and work with classroom climate and student motivation. A flash drive with all of these materials, as well as a newly printed Facilitator Handbook, were mailed out to these districts last week.
     
  2. A District Planning Worksheet for SPDG Year 3 and Beyond – This editable Microsoft Word document guides districts through a self-assessment and planning process to help ensure a successful step-by-step district-wide expansion.
     
  3. A “SPDG Roles and Responsibilities Year 3 and Beyond” chart outlines roles and responsibilities within the expansion work, as well as additional questions to guide planning for 2018-19.
     
  4. A SPDG 1.0 Expansion - Suggested District Timeline for Year 3 (2018-19) to assist with planning professional development and evaluation activities in the first year of expansion.

Regional consultants will provide planning support to districts as they implement expansion efforts to impact learning environments for ALL students.

SPDG 1.0 Expansion Districts

District Name

Region

District Name

Region

Alcoa City

East

McMinn County

Southeast

Bradford Special School District

Northwest

Metro Nashville

Mid-Cumberland

Bradley County Schools

Southeast

Murfreesboro City

Mid-Cumberland

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools

Mid-Cumberland

Rhea County

Southeast

Cleveland City

Southeast

Robertson County

Mid-Cumberland

Clinton City

East

Sequatchie County

Southeast

Cumberland County

Upper Cumberland

Sweetwater City

East

Dickson County

Mid-Cumberland

Trenton Special School District

Northwest

Elizabethton City

First

Tullahoma City

South Central

Fayetteville City

South Central

Warren County

Upper Cumberland

Gibson Special School District

Northwest

Weakley County

Northwest

Hawkins County

First

White County

Upper Cumberland

Lawrence County

South Central

 

 

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