The Innovation Planning Grant supports Indiana public school corporations in the formulation of a plan for the thoughtful integration of technology into teaching and learning. Since 2012, recipients of this grant have received up to $30,000 to support professional development, technology readiness assessments, and other resources. The Innovation Planning Grant is funded by the state through the David C. Ford Technology Fund. The following school districts are recipients of 2017 Innovation Planning Grants:
Bloomfield School District
Canaan Community Academy
Career Academy South Bend
Neighbors' Educational Opportunities, Inc
Shenandoah School Corporation
Western Wayne Schools
Awarded public school corporations will develop a Comprehensive Plan to implement a 1:1 program informed by:
External vendor support: The school corporation will need to contract a vendor(s) to complete two readiness assessments. Districts may have previously done preliminary self-assessments. The external audits must include:
Infrastructure or tech readiness audit. You may have completed the Future Ready self-assessment for a Robust Infrastructure.
Instructional audit to give an overview of your schools’ learning culture and areas of professional development needs. You may have completed the Future Ready self-assessments for Personalized Student Learning; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Use of Space and Time; and Personalized Professional Learning. Multiple data points should be used for the audit, including class visits, focus groups, and surveys.
School visits: The leadership team visits at least two Indiana school corporations identified by the Office of eLearning as having already successfully launched/implemented a 1:1 initiative.
Professional learning: The leadership team will participate in varied learning opportunities offered by the Office of eLearning and other organizations.
For questions about the grant, email Michelle Green