Standard 1: Professional development provided by TLQP projects is intensive, sustained, and on-going.
Standard 2: Professional development activities provided by TLQP projects serve teachers in New York State's highest need schools and districts.
Standard 3: Professional development activities provided by TLQP projects are responsive to the teaching and learning needs identified in school and/or district professional development plans.
Standard 4: Professional development activities provided by TLQP projects assist high-need schools, districts and/or regions in building capacity for school renewal by developing teacher collegiality and expertise to improve the teaching and learning environment.
Standard 5: Professional development activities provided by TLQP projects support the development and growth of learning communities that involve prospective, novice and experienced teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty in collaborative interactions focused on improving student achievement.
Standard 6: All TLQP professional development activities will provide significant opportunities for active learning.
Standard 7: Professional development content and/or pedagogical activities provided by TLQP projects have scientifically-based research as their underpinnings.
Standard 8: Professional development content activities provided by TLQP projects utilize the New York State Learning Standards in the appropriate content area(s).
Standard 9: All TLQP professional development activities incorporate equity strategies to assist teachers, administrators and other school staff in using practices that will provide all of their K-12 students, regardless of population grouping, with the opportunity to achieve excellence.
Standard 10: Our project can demonstrate that the teacher preparation programs participating with the project exhibit the attributes of effective professional development, and effectively prepare teachers for placement and retention in New York State's high-need urban districts.