Professional Development Consultants, Primary Talent


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Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

Issue Date:

September 4, 2013

Title: Professional Development Consultants, Primary Talent Development (PTD) Early Learning Program, PreK-2 Specifications: Purpose: The purpose of this position is to plan, implement, and evaluate teacher professional development in Primary Talent Development (PTD), a PreK – 2 educational program designed to nurture and challenge primary students through a series of curriculum modules which contain instructional strategies for open-ended, problem solving learning experiences. Background: The Maryland State Department of Education has been awarded a federal Race to the Top grant which includes implementing the Primary Talent Development (PTD) Early Learning Program PreK-2 as an intervention for persistently low-achieving schools and their elementary feeder schools in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. This is the third and final year of the PTD project implementation. Nature of Work: The professional development consultants in Primary Talent Development will work with the MSDE Project Director and other key personnel to plan, implement, and evaluate ongoing professional development for teachers in the implementation of Primary Talent Development (PTD) in Grades PreK – 2. There will be two sites for the professional development: Prince George’s County and Baltimore City. Consultants may bid on one site or both sites. The consultant will be expected to 1. Plan and implement three half-day PTD teacher professional development sessions that target identified teacher needs (October 2013, January and March, 2014). 2. Create one three-minute web-based lesson to be used as reinforcement/follow-up. 3. Respond to teacher emails on an as-needed basis. 4. Travel to the school sites and implement classroom walkthroughs, PreK-2 (April, 2014). 5. Travel to school sites and conduct end of year PTD portfolio review for PreK-2 at each assigned school (May, 2014) Partial/Multiple Consultants: The MSDE reserves the right to award contract to multiple consultants for the services and materials required in this RFQ. Offeror Qualifications: A.

Essential Requirements: 1. Previous successful experience implementing the MSDE Primary Talent Development (PTD) Early Program curriculum, either as a classroom teacher or a 1

Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

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professional development coach; Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating high quality teacher professional development; Experience in curriculum and/or educational program development, delivery, and evaluation; Knowledge of best practices in identifying and serving gifted and talented students from underrepresented populations: students living in poverty, those who are culturally or language diverse, and those with disabilities; and Proficiency using software programs including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.

Education Requirements: The position requires a Master’s degree in Education or equivalency with evidence of coursework in early childhood development, elementary education, and/or gifted education.

Term Of Contract: Contract shall begin on October 15, 2013 and terminate on June 30, 2014. Submission: The Offeror must submit a letter of interest, resume that demonstrates the required qualifications for the services required and the signed (using a blue ink pen) bid form Exhibit A to provide the service detailed in the Nature of Work. The submission must be received by the submission time and due date. ¾ Exhibit A: Cost per day or per hour is to include all costs incurred both direct and indirect in delivering a product or service, which includes, but not limited to travel, lodging, food, etc.

Place of Work: Work will be completed at the project sites in Prince George’s County and Baltimore City: Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, 3000 Church Street, Glenarden, MD 20706 Robert R. Gray Elementary School, 4949 Addison Road, District Heights, MD 20747 Capitol Heights Elementary School, 601 Suffolk Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School, 507 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Most Favorable Bid Price: The State reserves the right to award the contract to the responsive and responsible bidder submitting the most favorable bid price for providing the goods and services, as specified in this RFQ. 2

Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

Submission Due Date: The interested individuals must submit a resume, letter of interest, and the signed (using a blue ink pen) bid form (Exhibit A) by 2:00 p.m., September 30, 2013. Please submit one original (1), which shall be identified as such, and two (2) copies to: Alan Delman Maryland State Department of Education 200 West Baltimore Street, 2nd Fl. Rm. #219 Baltimore, Maryland 21201 ¾ Late bids shall not be accepted ¾ E-mailed or Faxed bids shall not be accepted

Shipping Instructions: 1. When shipping the bids to MSDE by courier, please use the address as follows: ATTN: Receiving and Shipping Department Mail Room – C/O Alan Delman Maryland State Department of Education 200 West Baltimore Street, 2nd Fl. Rm. #219 Baltimore, MD 21201 2. When hand delivered, please use the 6 North Liberty Street entrance of the building with the packages marked as follows: ATTN: Mail Room – C/O Alan Delman Mail room hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. ¾ All bids submitted shall be identified with the RFQ Number R00R420025, Title, and Due Date inscribed on the left-hand corner of the mailed envelope and or package under the return address. Bids shall not be accepted without this information including expressed packages, such as FedEx and UPS.

Contact Person: Questions should be addressed to Alan Delman by 2:00 P.M., September 20, 2013 at the following: [email protected] 3

Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

Note: Please refer to RFQ #R00R420025 when contacting Alan Delman. ¾ All communications pertaining to this RFQ shall be addressed to Alan Delman by email only. Note: All responses to questions submitted, if any, shall only be posted on “emarylandmarketplace” as Addendum #1 and or Q & A after the due date of questions are received. I suggest you register with “emarylandmarketplace” at “no charge” to access the addendums. Just click register and follow the screens. There may be other opportunities from other State agencies out there. There shall be no mailing of the Addendums. The link to “emarylandmarketplace” to register is as follows: http://emaryland.buyspeed.com

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Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

EXHIBIT A BID FORM NOTE: Consultants may bid on the Prince George’s Site, the Baltimore City Site, or both sites.

DETAILED COST CATEGORY NATURE OF WORK AS SPECIFIED IN THE RFQ Prince George’s County Site 1. Plan and implement three half-day PTD teacher professional development sessions that target identified teacher needs. 2. Create one three-minute web-based lesson to be used as follow-up. 3. Respond to teacher emails on an as-needed basis. 4. Travel to the school sites and implement classroom walkthroughs, PreK-2. 5. Travel to school sites and conduct end of year PTD portfolio review for PreK-2 at each assigned school.

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Baltimore City Site 6. Plan and implement three half-day PTD teacher professional development sessions that target identified teacher needs. 7. Respond to teacher emails on an as-needed basis. 8. Travel to the school sites and implement classroom walkthroughs, PreK-2. 9. Travel to school sites and conduct end of year PTD portfolio review for PreK-2 at each assigned school

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*TOTAL COST OF PROJECT Note:

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Exhibit A bid form shall not be altered. 5

Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

EXHIBIT A (CONTINUED) BID FORM *Submit this Exhibit A and all supportive itemized costs, a letter of interest and a resume. Submit one (1) original, which shall be identified as such, and two (2) copies. ¾ Exhibit A: Cost per day or per hour is to include all costs incurred both direct and indirect in delivering a product or service, which includes, but not limited to travel, lodging, food, etc. ¾ All bids submitted shall be identified with the RFQ Number R00R420025, Title and Due Date inscribed on the left-hand corner of the mailed envelope and or package under the return address. Bids shall not be accepted without this information including expressed packages, such as FedEx and UPS. ¾ Late bids shall not be accepted

¾ E-mailed or Faxed bids shall not be accepted

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Maryland State Department of Education RFQ #R00R420025 Request for Quotation

EXHIBIT A (CONTINUED) BID FORM

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http://www.dgs.maryland.gov TELEPHONE NO: ______________________________ DATE: ___________________

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