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Institute for Learning Partnership

Institute History

About the Institute

The Institute for Learning Partnership enhances professional development for educators to improve academic achievement for all learners. Mission Statement - Adopted January 2003

Founding Goals and Early Progress

  • Created the Accomplished Educator Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program for experienced educators. Based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and Wisconsin's state standards, the PDC is approved by Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for teacher re-licensure and endorsed by WEAC's Professional Development Academy. First cohort group: 1999; First graduates: 2000).
  • Transformed UW-Green Bay's undergraduate teacher preparation program to a standards-based program for students preparing for the teaching profession. (Ongoing)
  • Established a standards-based Master of Science Degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning, based on the NBPTS standards, at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. (First cohort group: 1998; First graduates: 2000)
  • Funded school-based action research through a competitive grant program that documents effective practices to improve teaching and learning. (First Awards: 1998)