This project will continue the work that began in Years 1 and 2, supporting Maine Department of Education (ME DOE) with the implementation of their RREV grant. As the state supports districts with the implementation of the innovation grants, R1CC will co-develop a coaching framework to guide RREV district coaches tasked with supporting district innovation grant improvement. Activities include the co-design and implementation of a training for innovation coaches and guidance on ensuring equitable access to RREV opportunities for underserved schools and regions across Maine.
In Year 3, ME DOE and RREV leadership need support to build the capacity of innovation coaches to understand, create, and use logic models and other tools to support innovative models to address persistent problems of practice in Maine schools and districts. R1CC and ME DOE will facilitate meetings with ME DOE RREV grant staff and innovation leadership to co-design training materials that enhance the resource and knowledge capacity of RREV and other innovation coaches to support local district innovation effort. Additionally, R1CC and ME DOE will co-develop a process to help ensure equitable access to RREV opportunities for underserved schools and regions across Maine.