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Title: 2007-2008 Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Title IID Competitive Grants


1
2007-2008 Enhancing Education Through Technology
(Ed Tech) Title IID Competitive Grants
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Information Briefing
  • July 17 and July 31, 2007

2
Overview 1
  • Funding Organization
  • Title II, Part D of the No Child Left Behind Act
    of 2001, CFDA Number 84.318, Enhancing Education
    Through Technology
  • United States Department of Education
  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Office of Educational Technology and Data
    Coordination, Michigan Department of Education

3
Overview 2
  • 2007-2008 Projects
  • Project 1 Ed Tech Project Evaluation Design and
    Implementation
  • Project 2 Michigan Schools Online
  • Project 3 Math/Science Curriculum (MVU)
  • Project 4 Career Forward (cFWD) Implementation
  • Project 5 NCLB 8th Grade Technology Literacy
    Assessment
  • Project 6 One-to-One Initiative
  • Project 7 Data for Student Success (CEPI)
  • Project 8 Improving Writing Through the Use of
    Technology (Jackson ISD)
  • Project 9 Administrator Professional Learning
    Communities
  • Project 10 Technology Integration Champions
  • Continuation grant, no new grants awarded

4
Overview 3
  • Targeted Population
  • This grant is targeted to provide sound
    evaluation processes and procedures where high
    need local educational agencies (LEAs) have
    initiated, or are continuing, a technology grant.
    A high need LEA is one that
  • Is among those LEAs in Michigan with the highest
    numbers or percentages of children from families
    with incomes below the poverty line as defined by
    the
  • TITLE I - PART A, ALLOCATIONS School Year
    2007-08 found at http//www.michigan.gov/document
    s/mde/MDE-P2_FS_08_T1aAllocListOrig_199917_7.pdf,
    and
  • Serves one or more schools identified for
    improvement or corrective action under section
    1116 of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of
    2001.

5
Overview 4
  • Rejection of Proposals
  • The Department of Education reserves the right
    to reject any and all proposals received as a
    result of this announcement.
  • Review Process
  • MDE utilizes an expert review panel when scoring
    its competitive grants. For this grant program,
    review teams will be composed of people both
    within MDE and outside MDE as needed, with
    expertise in student assessment and technology.
    MDE staff will supervise the review.
  • Award selections will be based on merit and
    quality, as determined by points awarded for the
    Review Criteria Section and all relevant
    information.
  • The maximum score for the following criteria is
    100 points. Each grant has its own set of scoring
    rubrics that total 100 points.
  • Other factors may apply in making funding
    decisions, such as (1) geographic distribution
    (2) duplication of effort (3) duplication of
    funding and/or (4) performance of the fiscal
    agent on previously funded initiatives.

6
Overview 5
  • Statewide Resources
  • These grants are designed to develop statewide
    resources that benefit teachers, students, and
    administrators
  • They are focused on building capacity to use
    educational technology to improve teaching and
    learning
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • These grants require the incorporation and use
    of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    methodology in the design and delivery

7
Project 1 EETT Project Evaluation Design and
Implementation
  • Grant Range 175,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2007
  • Purpose
  • Provide professional development for other Title
    IID project staff on the effective evaluation of
    technology projects
  • Develop evaluation processes and procedures for
    the other Title IID competitive projects
  • Develop performance measurement systems to
    evaluate the effectiveness of Ed Tech programs,
    including the effective use of educational
    technology in schools and the implementation of
    technology solutions that will improve student
    achievement

8
Project 2 Michigan Schools Online
  • Grant Range 500,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2007
  • Purpose
  • Develop and adopt additional options for
    e-learning and/or virtual learning to aid
    Michigan schools toward achieving the Michigan
    Online Learning requirement
  • Create and maintain a collection of free and low
    cost online learning resources to be shared
    across the state
  • Assist in reducing costs by developing high
    quality resources for implementation into the
    classroom
  • Impact teaching practice and student learning
    through the use of online learning experiences,
    learning management system activities, and
    modules that model best practices designed to
    teach 21st Century Skills
  • Promote online learning as a flexible learning
    tool to meet the needs of all learners

9
Project 4 Career Forward (cFWD) Implementation
  • Grant Range 220,000
  • Deadline July 31, 2007
  • Purpose
  • The CareerForward course was developed through a
    partnership between the Michigan Department of
    Education (MDE) and the Michigan Virtual
    University (MVU), with funding provided by
    Microsoft Corporations U.S. Partners in Learning
    Program
  • This grant seeks to expand the integration and
    implementation of CareerForward (cFWD) at the
    middle school and secondary level
  • Example 200 schools would receive 1,000
    mini-grants to support their implementation of
    cFWD

10
Project 5 NCLB 8th Grade Technology Literacy
Assessment
  • Grant Range 150,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2007
  • Purpose
  • Primarily, provide units of instructional
    information, including lesson plans, assessments,
    scoring rubrics, support documentation, and
    professional development materials that seek to
    accomplish the instruction and assessment of the
    Michigan Education Technology Standards (METS)
    for students at the 8th grade level
  • This grant also provides funding for piloting
    professional development programs for counselors,
    teachers, and administrators to use the resulting
    product to better meet the requirements for the
    8th grade technology literacy assessment

11
Project 6 One-to-One Initiative
  • Grant Range 500,000
  • Deadline July 31, 2007
  • Purpose
  • Provide leadership and representation at the
    state for Michigans One-to-One initiative
  • Develop resources and training, and offer
    professional development to support districts
    seeking to lower student to instructional
    computer ratios
  • Support and sustain digital coaches network and
    train coaches to incorporate concepts of
    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in coaching
    practice
  • Facilitate and sustain an increase in the level
    of one-to-one technologies in Michigan classrooms

12
Project 9 Administrator Professional Learning
Communities
  • Grant Range 150,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2007
  • Purpose
  • Develop and implement a statewide, alternative,
    cost effective network for delivering
    administrative professional development online
  • Utilize educational technology tools and
    resources, preferably in conjunction with
    LearnPort, as a mechanism to promote and create
    professional learning communities
  • Establish a pilot with at least one local,
    regional, and statewide professional learning
    community (PLC) within at least one high needs
    LEA using educational technology that focuses on
    the importance of strong instructional leadership
    for administrators

13
Project 10 Technology Integration Champions
  • Grant Range 660,000
  • Deadline August 10, 2007
  • Purpose
  • Design and deliver a statewide model for
    professional development that will create the
    skill set necessary for a building-based
    Technology Integration Champion at the local
    level
  • Provide resources to potential educators to
    participate in the training through experiences
    at conferences, training seminars, and other
    professional development opportunities
  • Incorporate the concepts of UDL to promote the
    full integration of technology applications with
    the goal of improving student achievement

14
Questions and Answers
  • Bruce Umpstead
  • umpsteadb_at_michigan.gov
  • Barb Fardell
  • fardellb_at_michigan.gov
  • 517.335.2957
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