Teacher Self-Assessment Scales (TSAS) Updates

Here are the latest updates to the Teacher Self-Assessment Scales (TSAS) materials. Updated Feb. 9, 2016.

Enter TSAS Questionnaire responses online now:
TSAS 2016 Online Data Entry Form

Enter TSAS Questionnaire responses online now: ALD4ALL teachers should use this online form

Enter TSAS Questionnaire responses online now:
Mesa Vista teachers should use this online form

Dowload the TSAS Guidance document:
tsas-guidance-spring-2016

Download the Summary Worksheet:
tsas-summary-sheet-2016

Download the TSAS Scales questionnaire:
tsas-scales-spring-2016

Download the latest NMTEACH Full Rubric
(Version Aug. 19, 2015):
nmteach-full-rubric-20150819

Download the Teacher-Efficacy Research Summary from the journal Principal:
Teacher_Efficacy_What_is_it_and_Does_it_Matter.pdf

Proposals accepted anytime: Science of Learning Centers

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-07-7278
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: Proposals accepted anytime
Award Ceiling: $250,000

Description: The Science of Learning Centers program (SLC) offers awards for large-scale, long-term Centers that create the intellectual, organizational and physical infrastructure needed for the long-term advancement of Science of Learning research.  It supports research that harnesses and integrates knowledge across multiple disciplines to create a common groundwork of conceptualization, experimentation and explanation that anchor new lines of thinking and inquiry towards a deeper understanding of learning.  The goals of the Science of Learning Centers Program are to advance the frontiers of all the sciences of learning through integrated research; to connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; to enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries; and to respond to new challenges.  The SLC Program construes learning broadly, including that of animals, humans and machines.  The program is open to many possible approaches and topics that can be brought to examine what learning is, how it is affected, how it works at different levels, how biologically-derived learning principles can inform artificial systems and vice versa.  The Program places high value on creativity, integration of theoretical and empirical work, innovative models of research and research transfer, and inventive uses of technology.  Science of Learning Centers are built around a unifying research focus and incorporate a diverse, multidisciplinary environment involving appropriate partnerships with academia, industry, all levels of education, and other public and private entities.  Catalyst awards were made during the initial years of the program.  Catalyst awards are designed to enable partnership-building and research activitiesthat facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to questions that require multiple areas of expertise.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-12-08: 13th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2016-P3-Q3
Agency Name: EPA
Closing Date: 2015-12-08
Award Ceiling: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 41

Description: The U.  S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society.  The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.  The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet — people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability.  The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-11-30: Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee – Grant County, New Mexico

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1073
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Small businesses
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-OHS
Closing Date: 2015-11-30
Award Ceiling: $1,379,882
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Grant County, New Mexico.  Funds in the amount of $1,379,882 annually will be available to provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start program services to eligible children and their families.  Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHSTech@reviewops.  org for additional information.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-10-13: Mexican Partnership Program

Funding Opportunity Number: APS-523-15-000001
Agency Name: USAID-MEX
Closing Date: 2015-10-13
Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 14

Description: USAID/Mexico would like to partner with Mexican organizations to achieve common objectives.  The APS invites civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, education and research institutions, private businesses, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, foundations, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and other private-sector organizations to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address key challenges in Mexico that are aligned with USAID/Mexico?s strategic objectives.  The Mexican Partnership Program contributes to USAID’s overall programming in Mexico.  USAID/Mexico programs support Mexican institutions to achieve the following: a) prevent crime and violence by increasing the capacity of youth at-risk of recruitment to violent activity (‘at-risk youth’) to play productive roles in their communities and by facilitating the replication of successful crime and violence prevention models by local stakeholders; b) support local civil society organization efforts to render Mexico?s 2008 constitutional criminal justice reform operational by 2016; c) support civil society organizations to advocate for/promote the protection of human rights, prevent abuses, and assist victims; and d) support Mexico?s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-11-04: Advancing Informal STEM Learning

Funding Opportunity Number: 15-593
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.  e.  , open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2015-11-04
Award Ceiling: $6,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 71

Description:
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-12-16: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2015-12-16: Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program
Funding Opportunity Number: 15-552
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2015-12-16
Award Ceiling: $9,000,000

Description: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have awardeda large share of bachelor’s degrees to African American students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and nine of thetop ten baccalaureate institutions of African American STEM doctorate recipients from 2008-2012 are HBCUs.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-12-14: OSERS-OSEP: Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services

2015-12-14: OSERS-OSEP: Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services: Focus Area C Preparing Personnel to Provide Related Services to Children, Including Infants and Toddlers, with Disabilities. CFDA Number 84.325K-3
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-101515-003
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-12-14
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8

Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov…. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.325K. Applications for grants under the Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services competition,
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-10-20: A Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (DACC) for Research Training and Career Development Activities (U24)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HG-15-025
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants: State governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2015-10-20
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: NHGRI invites applications from institutions that are willing to participate as a Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (DACC) for NHGRI’s research training and career development programs as a cooperative agreement.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-10-20: NEA Research: Art Works, FY2016

Funding Opportunity Number: 2016NEAORA
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEA
Closing Date: 2015-10-20
Award Ceiling: $30,000

Description: Period of Performance Our support of a project may start on May 1, 2016, or any time thereafter.  Grants generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed activity.  Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years.  RESEARCH: ART WORKS: Grant Program Description Background In September 2012, the NEA’s Office of Research Analysis published its five-year research agenda, supported by a system map and measurement model.  Titled How Art Works, the report offers a framework for studying research topics critical to a broader public understanding of the arts’ value and/or impact for individuals and communities.  The How Art Works system map presents several different research areas, each ripe for fresh inquiry.  To obtain a better understanding of each area of the map, researchers can collect and analyze data on a host of variables.  Research areas include the system’s core components of Arts Participation and Arts Creation; the system’s inputs (Arts Infrastructure and Education Training); and the system’s main outcomes, e.  g.  , cognitive or emotional benefits to individuals, or civic or economic benefits to communities.  The map is not prescriptive.  It is intended primarily to communicate to potential applicants a cluster of topics and relationships that the NEA is exploring as part of its five-year research agenda.
Link: www.grants.gov…