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Covid-19 statement: The PRPIL team is committed to ensuring that all schools' and districts' safety and health guidelines are followed for teachers enrolled in the program. PRPIL program requirements will support maintaining the health and safety of the PRPIL staff, program participants and their school communities. This requirements include virtual observations (where in person classes are not available), virtual meetings with mentors and teachers and electronic submission of final portfolio.
If you are unsure whether or not you meet the above eligibility requirements, please contact us at 781-939-5699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help.
'Bridging Theory and Application to Advocate for English Learners (ELs) in all K-12 Settings' - designed for educators in Massachusetts currently teaching, or hoping to facilitate learning with, English Learners (ELs) in K-12 settings.
[An approved professional development course with MA DESE]
Throughout the PRPIL program, you will work with the support of two experienced educators: a mentor chosen by you, and an Instructional Consultant recruited and trained by Class Measures.
You, your mentor, and Instructional Consultant will work together to complete a total of five classroom observations (three announced observations with the Instructional Consultant and two unannounced observations with the mentor). The program is managed through a portal where you will also be able to compile an ePortfolio. ePortfolios include a reflection for each of the four standards and two pieces of hard evidence for each selected element as well as several required forms. The goal is to demonstrate that you are exhibiting competence in the standards through your regular classroom teaching.
Your Mentor will already hold an Initial or Professional license and will be a teacher of high-quality standing who has received the support of your principal. Their role is to provide you with general support, guidance and feedback as needed.
Your Mentor will participate in all 3-way meetings; will conduct 2 unannounced observations (virtual or in-person) including verbal and written feedback; will work with your Instructional Consultant to agree formative and summative ratings; and sign all required forms at the end of the program, assuming all parties agree that you should be endorsed for Initial licensure.
NB: Mentors receive 20 PDP points on your completion of the program.
Your Instructional Consultant trained by Class Measures will be an experienced educator and/or administrator with a minimum of three years teaching experience, and hold a Professional license in Massachusetts, at least a Master’s Degree and/or National Board Certification. They are there to observe a teacher’s ability to demonstrate competence in a selection of elements from the Professional Standards for Teachers using the Candidate for Assessment of Performance Process (CAP).
Your Instructional Consultant and mentor will each observe you five times in your classroom, virtually or in person. Observations are one class period in length and are each based on specific standards based on the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP).
The three Instructional Consultant observations are announced, and the mentor’s two observations are unannounced.
All teachers in PRPIL are required to compile an ePortfolio of evidence demonstrating competence in a selection of elements from the professional standards for teachers. At the end of the program, your ePortfolio is submitted to Class Measures via the portal for review.
Most teachers complete the program in 4-6 months, but you can advance at your own pace
Application Fee: $75.00 due with submission of the PRPIL application.
Program Fee: $2,400.00
All program costs are non-refundable.
The following program fee payment options are available to all teachers.
Payment Option 1: Full amount is due within 30 days of receipt of invoice. Invoices are issued after acceptance.
Payment Option 2: Six monthly payments of $400.00
For a full schedule of payment dates for the Spring and Fall intakes, please see the Payment and Deadlines page.
A $25.00 late fee will be added for every 30 days past due.
Please note: Full payment must be received prior to Class Measures providing endorsement to the DESE.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to click SUBMIT on the last page. If you have updated a previously submitted application, please click SUBMIT again to alert the office staff that your application has been updated.
You will be contacted by email when your application has been reviewed. This may take up to two weeks.