(photo courtesy of the Indiana Department of Education)

The Indiana Department of Education has announced a partnership with 69 schools throughout the state to launch programs that will provide coaching to teachers in reading or STEM subjects. The IDOE is deploying $20 million from the second round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to cover the full cost of programming for the 2022-2023 school year.

“We know the ability to read and engage in STEM content are leading indicators of student success in life after high school,” said Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. “Knowing that our educators are on the front lines of this important work, we must lean-in and offer our educators additional support and training so they can provide the very best research-based instruction to our students. This opportunity will have a lasting impact on student outcomes for a diverse group of school partners throughout Indiana.”

To help more students gain reading proficiency by third grade, the IDOE says reading coaches will support kindergarten through second grade teachers as they lead research-based instruction.

Schools participating in reading instructional coaching are listed below:

  • ACE Preparatory Academy
  • Adams Elementary School, Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Anderson Elementary School, Anderson Community School Corp.
  • Anderson Preparatory Academy, Anderson Preparatory Academy
  • Benjamin Harrison Elementary School, School City of East Chicago
  • Beveridge Elementary School, Gary Community Schools
  • Brook Park Elementary School, MSD Lawrence Township
  • Brookview Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Charter School of the Dunes
  • Columbia Elementary School, Logansport Community School Corp.
  • Culver Elementary School,Culver Community Schools
  • Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School, Gary Community Schools
  • Eastridge Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Eastside Elementary School, Anderson Community School Corp.
  • Edgewood Elementary School, Anderson Community School Corp.
  • Elwood Elementary School, Elwood Community School Corp.
  • Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School, Adelante Schools
  • Ernest R Elliott Elementary School, School Town of Munster
  • Erskine Elementary School, Anderson Community School Corp.
  • Fairview Elementary School, Logansport Community School Corp.
  • Frank H Hammond Elementary School, School Town of Munster
  • Frankie Woods McCullough Academy, Gary Community School Corp.
  • Franklin Elementary School, Logansport Community Sch Corp.
  • George Washington Elementary School, School City of East Chicago
  • Glen Park Academy for Excellence in Learning, Gary Community School Corp.
  • Grassy Creek Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Hawthorne Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Henry S. Evans Elementary School, River Forest Community School Corp.
  • Hope Elementary School, Flatrock Hawcreek School Corp.
  • Huntingburg Elementary School, Southwest Dubois County School Corp.
  • Indiana Math and Science Academy
  • Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corp.
  • James B. Eads Elementary School, School Town of Munster
  • John I Meister Elementary School, River Forest Community School Corp.
  • Joshua Academy
  • Ladoga Elementary School, South Montgomery Community School Corp.
  • Lakeside Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Landis Elementary School, Logansport Community School Corp.
  • Lawrence County Independent School-Elementary, Lawrence County Independent Schools
  • Lawrenceburg Primary School, Lawrenceburg Community School Corp.
  • Liberty Park Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Lincoln Elementary School, South Bend Community Schools
  • Lowell Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Milan Elementary School, Milan Community Schools
  • Morristown Elementary School, Shelby Eastern Schools
  • Muessel Elementary School, South Bend Community Schools
  • Ossian Elementary School, Northern Wells Community Schools
  • Pleasant Run Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Rose Hamilton Elementary School, Centerville-Abington Community School Corp.
  • Steel City Academy
  • Sunny Heights Elementary School, MSD Warren Township
  • Tenth Street Elementary School, Anderson Community School Corp.
  • Valley Grove Elementary School, Anderson Community School Corp.
  • Veterans Elementary School, School City of Hobart

Following the same coaching model used for reading, the department says fourth through eighth grade STEM teachers at 15 schools will receive coaching in inquiry- and problem-based learning, as well as engineering design and modeling in mathematics and science.

Schools participating in STEM instructional coaching are listed below:

  • Bailly STEM Academy, Gary Community School Corp.
  • Belzer Middle School, MSD Lawrence Township
  • Career Academy Middle School, Career Academy South Bend
  • Columbia 6th Grade Academy, Logansport Community School Corp.
  • Edinburgh Middle School, Edinburgh Community Schools
  • Edison Middle School, South Bend Community School Corp.
  • Eminence Jr-Sr High School, Eminence Community School Corp.
  • Gary Middle School, Gary Community School Corp.
  • Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corp.
  • Jac-Cen-Del Jr-Sr High School, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corp.
  • Jackson Middle School, South Bend Community School Corp.
  • Joseph Block Middle School, School City of East Chicago
  • Lawrence County Independent Schools-Middle, Lawrence County Independent Schools
  • Park Elementary School, Madison-Grant United School Corp.
  • Union City Community Jr/Sr High School, Randolph Eastern School Corp.