FPLS Application Timeline, Elements & Resources

2021 New FPLS Applicants
2021 Renewal FPLS Applicants
Part 1: Initial Application Submission
Window: November 1, 2020 - December 18, 2020
  • 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 elements here
  
Part 2: Surveys
Window: January 4, 2021- February 12, 2021
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 4, 2021
    • Progress updates will be emailed on January 18th, February 1st & February 8th
    • Schools who meet survey requirements will move to Part 3.  Schools will be notified by February 19th.
       
Part 3: Comprehensive Digital Portfolio
Window: April 15, 2021
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-Scoring Sheet (xlsx)
  • Submit Part 3 Elements Here
Additional Resources
 
Part 4: Interviews (Web Conferenced)
Window: May 1 - May 31, 2021
Download Application Overview for full instructions
  • Element 6: Library Media Specialist Interview
  • Element 7: Principal Interview
Part 1: Renewal Application Submission
Window: November 1 - December 18, 2020
 
Part 2: Renewal Final Submission Components
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Download Renewal Overview for full instructions

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