A Partnership for Teacher Quality
Working Together For Better
A unique feature of the program is the strong team of partners working together to implement the program. The partners include:
The Mid-Central Educational Cooperative is the primary partner and the fiscal agent for the GoTeach program. Mid-Central oversees the program's use of funds, as well as the collaboration between the University of South Dakota and participating high-need schools.
The University of South Dakota School of Education provides the bulk of the services for the GoTeach program. The School of Education hosts and conducts the coursework associated with the baccalaureate curriculum offerings, and they work to design and oversee the expanded clinical component of the GoTeach program. USD will supply many of the training activities for mentors in both the clinical and induction program and supervise their progress. Other USD schools are also partnering with this program, and will be responsible for providing the content expertise necessary to train highly qualified teachers in the required core subjects.
The Rural Learning Center acts as one of the digital education content providers and provides a variety of services to ensure participants are able to successfully navigate and remain at their jobs within rural high-need schools. RLC services include the development of an extensive series of on-line communication, training, and evaluation tools that will support and serve all these parties.
The South Dakota Department of Education's Office of Indian Education provides professional training opportunities for participating teachers, helping to bring them into line with state efforts to infuse education with Native American culture.
The American Indian Institute for Innovation assists the Rural Learning Center and other partners in designing relevant cultural content, and will be directly involved in all hands-on work within communities with high Native American populations, served by participating high-need schools.
The USD Office of Institutional Diversity assists AIII and the RLC in the task of preparing prospective teachers by providing culturally relevant professional development training activities.
BC Kuhn Evaluation, LLC will provide the annual performance report and formative evaluation.
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