Grants and in-kind donations of up to $40,000 to Oklahoma school administrators and superintendents who have attended the funding source's technology and professional development training session. An application session will be held on December 3, 2015.
Funding will be provided for classroom technologies, infrastructure, leadership, and professional development to implement and advance integration of technology into classroom instruction.
The grant implementation plans should be designed to use technology for authentic learning opportunities to improve student achievement as well as a tool to facilitate a professional learning community.
The applicant should involve teachers and other stakeholders in planning a program funded by this grant that contributes to students’ academic success using technology. The leader applicant will apply high achieving school practices learned in K20 Leadership to develop professional learning communities within the school and participate in all aspects of the grant meetings, including professional development sessions.
The application of the participating schools will address how K20 and other professional development opportunities will assist teachers in using technology that supports authentic teaching and learning.
Funded projects are limited to the following purposes:
1. Developing, adapting, or expanding existing and new applications of technology to support school reform effort in relationship to high achieving school practices.
2. Acquiring hardware and software (minimal) for use by teachers and students in order to improve student learning by supporting the instructional program in authentic ways (If connectivity and infrastructure to support goals are needed, funds may be used for these purposes).
3. Integrating quality educational technologies into the school curriculum.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
All schools and/or districts whose superintendents and/or administrators have completed K20 Leadership are eligible to apply for FY-15 OETT technology grant awards unless the specific school/district is a previous grant recipient.
Grant money cannot be used for personnel salaries or indirect costs.
A Grant Application Session will be held on December 3, 2015.
Note: Superintendents or administrators in Oklahoma schools and/or districts must complete Phase I before applying for Phase II Grants to Schools. The Phase II grant initiative provides individual school site and/or district competitive grants. Click here to register for the K20 Leadership session: http://k20center.ou.edu/programs/phase1/
Match Requirement: Grant recipients are required to provide a 10% match of $4,000 for technology equipment or substitutes and stipends for staff.
Estimated Size of Grant
Each OETT grant awardee will receive a maximum of $40,000, which includes technology equipment and up to $4,000 in staff release time, plus over $25,000 of professional development provided by K20.
K20 Center - For assistance with eligibility and grant application:
Dr. Linda Atkinson
Phone: (405) 325-4420