October 12th 2011 Update:
Thanks to the wonders of technology, we can share this wonderful guide about us, our project, our mission, and what we learned in our voyage together. Take a trip through our interactive guide and see (and hear!) for yourself.
September 2nd 2011 Update:
The new TQE Units for this year are finished and we are proud to share them with you!
Please feel free to comment and give us any feedback! Enjoy!
The Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) project was a federally funded, competitive grant award that funded assorted activities at the University of Delaware for 6 years, from 2004 through 2010. The intent of the program was to improve teacher effectiveness by increasing the number of special education teachers who are highly qualified in a content area. To accomplish that, the grant-supported activities included:
- Redesigning pre- and in-service programs, adding undergraduate and graduate courses to provide special educators with the content knowledge and skills to become “Highly Qualified.” In addition, the grant supported mentoring and preparation classes to assist teachers in passing Praxis II content area exams.
- Provide in-service special educators with opportunities to participate in externships, partnering with local businesses, and to participate in a Problem-based Learning (PBL) summer institute.
- Provide special educators and regular educators to collaborate in creating instructional units that meet the needs of all learners while maintaining fidelity to Delaware’s Recommended Curriculum documents.
Two grant activities produced products that we are anxious to share with Delaware educators: