FPLS Application Timeline, Elements & Resources

2023 New FPLS Applicants
2023 Renewal FPLS Applicants
Part 1: Initial Application Submission
Window: September 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
  • Element 1: Statement of Intent (pdf)
    • Applicant must have completed 3 full school years of service working as a full-time, certified school library media specialist prior to applying for the FPLS Award.
  • Element 2: Copy of teaching certificate
  • Submit Part 1 here
  
Part 2: Surveys
Window: January 3, 2023- February 10, 2023
Download Application Overview for full instructions
  • Element 3: Surveys
    • Student, Teacher, Administrator & Parent links will be emailed to district supervisors of participating schools sites on January 3, 2023
    • Progress updates will be emailed on January 16th, January 30th & February 6th
    • Schools who meet survey requirements will move to Part 3.  Schools will be notified by February 17th.
       
Part 3: Comprehensive Digital Portfolio
Window: April 15, 2023
Download Application Overview for full instructions
Comprehensive Digital Portfolio must include:
  • Element 4: Documentation
    • Vision/Mission of the Library Program
    • Evidence (brief narratives, documents, pictures, artifacts, etc.) supporting each component of the ExC3EL Rubric​
    • Video elements to support components, as appropriate (5-6 minutes of video total)
    • Plan for continued improvement
  • Element 5: ExC3EL Self-Reflection (xlsx)
  • Submit Part 3 here
 
Part 4: Interviews (Web Conferenced)
Window: May 1 - May 31, 2023
Download Application Overview for full instructions
  • Element 6: Library Media Specialist Interview
  • Element 7: Principal Interview
Part 1: Renewal Application Submission
Window: September 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
 
Part 2: Portfolio Supplement
Deadline: April 15, 2023
Download Renewal Overview for full instructions
  • Element 3: Portfolio Supplement
    • Narrative elements demonstrating continued impact of the Library Media Program and changes and enhancements of the program since achieving FPLS to meet the evolving needs of students and the learning community.
    • Video elements to support ExC3EL Rubric components, as appropriate (5-6 minutes of video total)
    • Narrative plan for future continued evolution of the library media program.
  • Element 4: ExC3EL Self-Reflection (xlsx)