Buying time examples
Montgomery County Maryland
All 193 schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, have a full-time staff
development teacher whose role is to provide building-level instructional
support. Each school also has a staff development substitute teacher who
is only available to relieve teachers for professional development. The
staff development substitute teacher receives higher pay than traditional
substitutes. The school staff developer schedules the substitute's time
based on requests from classroom teachers.
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 279-3301
Iowa City Schools, Iowa City,
In addition to district-wide early release time every Thursday, Iowa City
Schools uses outside grant monies to buy substitute teacher time to assist
groups of teachers who work together or attend workshops.
Iowa City Community School District
509 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: (319) 339-6800
FAX: (319) 339-6890
Madison Park School (grades
3-8), Phoenix, Arizona
Two full-time substitute teachers are available to release teachers to
work together, individually, or with one of the school’s master
teachers. In addition, teachers have elected to exchange two preparation
periods a week for a larger block of time for teacher collaboration.
Madison Park School
1431 E. Campbell Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 664-7500
Camelview Elementary School (grades K-2), Phoenix, Arizona
With additional outside funding, the school hired an extra teacher who
specializes in social studies and science. The school has also designated
a 90-minute block of time for professional development four days a week.
During this time, students attend specials, including science and social
studies, while teachers work both collaboratively and individually.
Madison Camelview Elementary School
2002 Campbell Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 664-7200