The Iowa Association of School Boards has received nearly $50,000 from the Century Link Foundation to be awarded to Iowa educators proposing innovative classroom uses of technology. The goal of the mini-grant program is to provide support to educators who utilize technological tools to deliver instruction based upon rigorous curriculum expectations and increase the development of higher order thinking skills for all students. Interested districts/personnel must submit the first proposal by Jan. 13, 2012.
You’ll find general information about this grant program, application details and the full timeline at the following link: http://www.ia-sb.org/spotlight.aspx?id=2536
Need some ideas for the grant?
Tip #1) They have $50,000 TOTAL… so you’re best bet is to ask for something in the $2000 to $8000 range.
Tip #2) Look at last years winners for ideas…. http://www.ia-sb.org/uploadedFiles/ISBF/ISBF_General/Qwest%20Recipients%20&%20Descriptions%202007-2010.doc
Tip #3) Make sure your requests MATCH with the grants goals. In other words, you need to strongly tie to…
The purpose of the competitive mini-grant program is to:
- improve student learning through the innovative use of technology.
- enhance the development of students’ higher order thinking and problem solving skills.
- increase educators’ collaborative study of their content, practice and student effects.
- increase educators’ understanding of best practices related to integration of technology for improving student learning.