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Hawaii Schools Digital Media (HSDM) Grant

Grants to Hawaii Public and Private Schools
to Develop and Enhance Digital Media Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hawaii Educational Networking Consortium (HENC)

Deadline Date:

08/31/18 2:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to Hawaii private, parochial, public, and charter K-12 schools to expand or develop programs to teach digital media in the classroom. Schools that are awarded grants are expected to create an original video based on one of the Foundation's approved themes. These videos will be aired on TEACH Channel 356 at ʿŌlelo Community Media.

The HSDM grants program was established to develop and expand the capacity of elementary and secondary school students to better understand and master the use of digital media technology in completing school assignments and projects, as well as giving voice to student viewpoints.

Digital media technology can be used to complete school assignments and projects in many ways. Some of the projects are assignments for classes that are specifically intended to teach the use of digital media technology. For other projects, students are using digital media technology to complete assignments in English, social studies, math, science, foreign language, and other courses. The grants may also be used to support extra-curricular digital media clubs.

The HSDM program has the following goals:

- To establish programs and processes that provide a larger audience for digital media content created by students in Hawaii’s K-12 schools;
- To provide student and teacher access to the tools and knowledge for using digital media to create, educate, communicate and inspire; and
- To develop programs that encourage student use and mastery of digital media, and programs that recognize outstanding work including awards programs, critiques, and other forms of recognition.

Schools receiving awards are asked to produce original educational video programming that focuses on one or more of the approved themes. HSDM prefers multiple short video submissions rather than a lengthy single stand-alone program. Each video submission must be 10 minutes or shorter and of value to the general public. Thus, please avoid Daily News programs and announcements that are unique to your school.

Approved themes:

Arts Education
- Digital Animation
- Music Videos

Digital Tools in the Classroom
- 21st Century Instructional Achievements
- Social Media in the Classroom
- Technology Tools Reviews and Tutorials

Hawaiian Lifestyles
- Social Change in Hawaiʻi
- Living Aloha, Local Traditions

Safety and Well-Being
- Healthy Eating / Nutrition / Fighting Obesity
- Taking a Stand Against Bullying
- Service Learning & Community Support
- Environmental Trends
- School Gardens

The grant funds may be used in support of the production of video programming including the purchase of equipment, supplies, and software, as well as obtaining professional development training for teachers and/or students.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183616

Number of Grants:

HSDM anticipates funding 50 to 60 projects statewide.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. No school will receive more than a total of $3,000 in one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to all public, charter, private and parochial K-12 schools statewide that have the desire and expertise to develop and/or expand a digital media video program for their school.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018/19 application must be received by 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 31, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed in September by the review committee.

Notification of awards will be made by September 30, 2018, and the funds released by October 30, 2018.

Approved themes:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Phil Bossert

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii