Welcome to BETC Grant Session! Technology Funding Through Grant Writing
Agenda/Topics To Be Covered • Identifying needs • Locating the right funding source • Learn about types of grants • Components of winning grant proposals • Analyze grant review process • Compare two technology grants • Explore various sources • Wrap Up and questions
Identifying Needs You need… • an interactive white board • A projector • I-Pods • a digital or video camera • Probeware • Software • Graphing calculators Write down an item you need.
Focused Goal • I need an interactive smart board for my classroom. • “An interactive smart board would enhance the literacy instruction for students in my intensive reading classroom.” • Lets look at another example for I-Pods. • “Students will increase confidence in fluency by constructing and sharing podcast book projects.” • Take a minute and think of the item you need in terms of academic achievement.
Locating the right funding source There are several funding sources to consider in acquiring these items… • School Advisory Council • Parent Teacher Organizations • Student Clubs • Business Partners • Grants
Learn about types of grants • Federal • State • Local • Foundation • Private
Next Steps • If you decide to go for a grant there are procedures you need to follow. These procedures can be found on the district Grants website. • To Navigate to the Grants website open the Brevard Public School. From the home page click on Departments, then All Departments, scroll down the list and click on Grants Development and Management.
Components of winning grant proposals • Summary • Introduction • Statement of Need • Objective • Methods • Evaluation • Future Funding • Budget
Tips before you submit your grant • Have at least two or three people who are not familiar with your grant proof read the application. • Make sure your words clearly tell the story of the need for your project. • Try to have a “hook” something different that will make your grant standout for the other applications. • Include statistics for student achievement. Use the districts Data Dashboard to help find statistical information. • Make sure your goals are realistic and measurable. • Don’t forget to include professional development or training.
Analyzing the review process • Your grant will be reviewed and scored on a scale that matches the application. • This scale or scoring rubric may be numerical or simply a checklist • Reviews will be looking for all components of the application to be addressed. • Your grant may be reviewed by experts in the field or they may bring in reviewers who are not from the education field.
Analyze grant evaluation process • The grant did not meet the request. • It did not fit the socio-economic group the business or organization funds. • There was too much focus on equipment (hardware or software) and not enough on student achievement. • The project plan was not well thought out. • Competition was too high. • A section was not adequately address or skipped. • There were grammatical or formatting error.
Compare two technology grants • Both grants are written to request technology for students. • Read them both and decide which one you would fund and why. • Teacher and Technology Grant (Positives and Negatives) • Star “Tech” (Positives and Negatives) • Team Up!
Explore various grant sources for funding and training • Industry publications such as professional magazines. • Brevard Public Schools Grants Website. • Search the Internet. • Grants Development and Management Professional Development Blackboard Course designed by Jane Palikan-Rogers. • Know your terms “Grantionary.”
Wrap Up and questions • What questions do you have?