IQI INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
New Schools for New Orleans Instructional Quality Initiative Mission
NSNO, OPSB, the Louisiana Department of Education, charter schools, and third-party content experts are working together to execute the Instructional Quality Initiative (IQI).
The mission of the Instructional Quality Initiative (IQI) is to increase the number of schools using aligned Louisiana Tier 1 curriculum, provide support to leaders and teachers, and increase student proficiency in ELA and Math for K-12 students.
Hub Overview – Special Educator Curriculum and Systems Support
During the second year of the IQI implementation, New Schools for New Orleans will continue to produce professional development support opportunities for charter teachers and leaders. With more than 6,000 students identified as having special needs in New Orleans charter schools, NSNO plans to launch a community of practice in 2019-2020, that will focus on providing support to special education teachers and leaders as they continue to implement high quality Tier 1 curriculum.
Hub Areas of Focus
The collaborative will have the following areas of focus: Curriculum internalization expectations, modeling, differentiation, scope and sequence design, observation and feedback, data collection, and data analysis. Special educators will meet as a group at least four (4) times per school year and participate in at least two (2) learning walks.
The special education curriculum hub will also offer support and educator training around identifying students through RTI (Response to Intervention) systems and on-site (direct) school level compliance support.
The vendors selected as a partner on this project must agree to the following requirements:
The following elements will be the primary considerations in evaluating all submitted proposals and in the selection of the special education hub vendor:
New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) will lead and complete the process of selecting a vendor. Selection of a vendor will be based upon the level of responsiveness demonstrated by a vendor whose offer will be the most advantageous to NSNO in terms of cost, functionality, and the criteria lists in Vendor Qualities section of this request for bids.
Vendors’ bids shall be submitted as set forth below. Bids should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Proposal Narrative should include:
Any questions concerning this Request for Proposals should be directed to Jawan Brown Alexander at email@example.com or 504-274-3678.
All completed proposals should be submitted by email to April Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proposals are due by 5:00pm CDT on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Any proposal received after this deadline will not be reviewed. Note that NSNO reserves the right to modify this schedule as needed. All engaged parties will be notified of any changes.
|RFP announcement and posting||5/2/19|
|Proposals due to email@example.com||5/14/19|
|Interviews with finalists* and reference checks with past clients||5/16/19|
|Final decision and notification||5/17/19|
|Initial (planning) project timeline||5/20/19 – 6/20/19|
|Hub project start date (if grant funded)||TBD|
|Hub project end date (grant expiration)||6/30/20|
*Approximately 1-hour interviews may be conducted in-person or by phone, depending on a finalist’s location and availability.
NSNO may, at their discretion and without explanation to the prospective Vendor, at any time choose to discontinue this RFP without obligation to such prospective Vendor.