Methuen Public Schools Awarded $28K for Professional Development

Methuen_High_SchoolThe Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced today that a $28,000 grant will be used to expand professional development practices for students in Methuen.  The Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Partnership Grant is awarded for one year with the goal of delivering evidence-based professional development in content areas.

This grant will provide opportunities for educators to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to classrooms, schools, and districts. This grant also provides opportunities for district and school level administrators, educators, and families from across the Commonwealth to observe the implementation of these practices.

“I am very pleased that the MTSS Partnership grant was awarded to Methuen. These funds will do great work in professional development for students, faculty and families involved with Methuen Public Schools” said Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence).

“I join my fellow colleagues in the Methuen legislative delegation in celebrating the announcement of this MTSS Partnership Grant. These are funds that will immensely benefit our students, families and faculty and I look very much forward to seeing the positive results of this investment,” said Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen).

“I am very pleased that the City of Methuen has received a grant in the amount of $28,000 through the Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports.  This grant will provide professional development opportunities for district and school level administrators, educators, and families and will help ensure that teachers have the necessary training to implement new curriculums,” said Representative Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen).

“This grant will provide educators more opportunities to enhance curriculum to better serve students to succeed,” said State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives.

The content areas to be addressed include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Secondary Transition, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Needs of Children and Families in the Mixed Delivery System, District-level Structures and Supports, and Academic Content Areas.