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Program Announcement: Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers CFDA 84.324A

Program Officer:
Katherine Taylor, Ph.D.
(202) 245-6716


The Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers (Professional Development) topic supports research that contributes to the identification of effective strategies for improving the performance of teachers, other instructional personnel, and related services providers in ways that increase reading, writing, language, mathematics, science, social, behavioral, or secondary transition outcomes, as well as functional skills that improve the educational outcomes of students with disabilities or at risk for disabilities from kindergarten through Grade 12. Long-term outcomes of the Professional Development program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., in-service programs, teacher supports, and assessments) that have been demonstrated to be effective for improving and assessing performance of teachers, related services providers, and other instructional personnel in ways that are linked to improvements in student outcomes.