ICTQ Project Information
The project intends to:
- increase the number of high quality teachers serving students with disabilities by providing job embedded professional development at the state, regional and district levels.
- increase the number of students with disabilities who have access to a high quality teacher by improving recruitment, support and retention of teachers for students with disabilities across the LRE continuum.
- improve school transitions and post-school outcomes for students with disabilities through partnerships and collaborations among schools, community agencies, higher education and families in a pre-K-12 system of support by aligning the policies and practices of key educational stakeholders across the lifespan serving students with disabilities.
The project is a funded by the Indiana Department of Education, through a federally funded, five-year State Professional Development Grant (#H323A150004). The project focuses on improved outcomes for students with disabilities through improved teacher quality. The project goals and objectives are grounded in the concept of educational equity for teachers and students. It builds on and supports Indiana’s significant state reform efforts in critical areas such as creating culturally responsive classrooms and supporting teacher and principal effectiveness.