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May 2008 Basic Competitive Grants (NCLB Title II-D)

6/20/08 - Congratulations to the following districts whose proposals were funded!

NCLB Title II-D Redistribution Grants May2008
Pilot Projects

Bartlett School District - We’ll purchase 31 sub-notebooks and provide professional development to begin a 1:1 computing program for our fifth/sixth grade looping class. The tools will engage our students in 21st Century skills to prepare them for a technology-driven world and improve their writing skills. The students will be tracked through Performance Pathways for four years to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Teachers are excited and ready to begin!

Lafayette Regional School District - Our pilot program, 21st Century Classroom, puts the research of the ideal learning environment for today’s children into practice by creating a fourth grade classroom equipped with laptops for each child and digital tools that engage all students.  The technology will be integrated into the entire year’s curriculum to facilitate teaching the skill set needed for students to be active citizens in a global economy and digital lifestyle.  
Newport School District - Rethinking 1:1 Can it be even better? Each classroom will have enough digital tools to create a 1:1 environment. However, it will not be of the same tool. Each class will have the equivalent of 4 to 5 equipment stations that will have shareable technology resources for teams of 4-5 students. Included in this technology toolkit will be one laptop or sub-notebook style of computer, two digital cameras, two flip video camera, two iPod & iTalk units, and 5 thumb drives. This will assure us that every student team will have 1:1 access to a variety of tools in the classroom given the premise that every student does not need every tool every minute of the day.
Seabrook School District - The Seabrook School District seeks funding to equip their newly established reading lab with a classroom set of 30 mini laptops and 1 interactive white board.  The reading teacher will contract with outside sources as well as in house master teachers for professional training and the development of an instructional reading program that will provide technological motivation, differentiation, privacy, and a means for tracking individual student success.
Professional Development Grants
Chester School District - Recently, Chester Academy students created Ebooks and podcasts through NCLB grant funds. The integration of technology enhanced the core curriculum, and sparked excitement and new levels of learning for both students and teachers. News of the project success spread and many teachers now want to enhance their curriculum with the technology. This summer eight teachers and four tech coaches will work together to develop plans to implement Ebooks and podcasts with their students next year.
Concord School District - We will train teachers in both basic use of SMART Boards and in the specific content area of math and grade level classroom applications using a three day conference approach where teachers can self select which training is appropriate for them. They will choose to attend 1) SMART Board 101 Basic Training, 2) Using the SMART Board to Teach Math Effectively, 3) SMART Board Notebook Software Clinic, or 4) Teaching with a SMART Board Clinic. They will create at least one lesson a month that will be shared with their colleagues in an online common folder and will collect data on two students that scored below proficient on the NECAP using the Everyday Math’s Individual Profile of Progress model.   
Manchester School District - The Manchester School District will use the funds to offer digital artifact training in the form of digital video to 20 Manchester School District teachers. This training is being offered through the Greater Manchester Professional Development Center on July 15–16 at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown, NH at a cost of $250.00 for the two-day series.
Shaker Regional School District - The Shaker Regional School District has made a strong commitment to providing professional development around the use of SMARTBoards by supporting the certification of our high school technology integrator as a SMART/SENTEO trainer.  Based upon the successful high school model he developed, the technology integrator will expand the training district-wide to ensure that teachers can expand their skill set and infuse SMARTBoard technology into their instructional practices.



Request for Proposal Documents

Released May 14, 2008

The Enhancing Education through Technology Program (commonly known as No Child Left Behind, Title II-D Program) will issue one more round of grants to districts in 2007-08. These are previously unspent technology funds which must be disbursed by districts by no later than September 30, 2008.

A total of approximately $85,000 is available for funding in awards of $5,000 for professional development grants or $30,000 for technology pilot project grants.

The official “Request for Proposals” outlines how a district may apply for these funds. It contains important information on the background of the federal program and its requirements. Please review all pages of the RFP to learn how to apply for Basic Competitive Grants. Applications must be submitted according to the RFP guidelines using the application form provided.

The application deadline is June 16, 2008.

Request for Proposals

Grant Application Form

Complete the Intent to Apply


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Last updated: December 15, 2008