Digital Learning Grant
The Digital Learning Grant supports districts ready to launch thoughtful 1:1 implementation plans. It is also open to districts that have assessed their current 1:1 implementation and are prepared to take the next steps, such as expanding grade levels or replicating successes from pilot projects. Funds from this grant support corporations in providing professional development, developing content and expectations, creating avenues for parent and student communication, as well as purchasing devices.
This year’s application will open January 16 and close February 6, 2015. Public and public charter school corporations are eligible to apply if they have not been the recipient of a previous Digital Learning Grant, Imagining and Creating Grant, or Classroom Innovation Grant. Applicants who are successful with the online application will be invited to participate in the second step of the evaluation process, the proposal pitch. In the pitch, district teams of up to four members have ten minutes to present their proposal, and then respond to ten minutes of questions and discussion with the scoring panel. Pitch days are scheduled for March 3-4, 2015.
In 2013-2014, 20 grants of up to $100,000 each were awarded to districts who demonstrated a sustainable, well-developed 1:1 implementation plan. Recipients of the 2014 Digital Learning Grant were:
Batesville Community School Corporation
Center Grove Community School Corporation
Clinton Central School Corporation
Eastern Howard School Corporation
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Lafayette School Corporation
Madison-Grant United School Corporation
Monroe County Community School Corporation
North Miami Community Schools
Perry Central Community School Corporation
School Town of Munster
Seymour Community Schools
South Ripley Community Schools
South Vermillion Community Schools
Warsaw Community Schools
Yorktown Community Schools
Zionsville Community Schools
For additional questions, please email Candice Dodson, firstname.lastname@example.org.