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Innovation Planning Grants

Posted: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:13am Updated: Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:07pm

The Innovation Planning Grant supports schools and corporations in the formulation of a plan for the thoughtful integration of technology into teaching and learning. This is the fourth cohort of grant recipients since 2012. Each grant recipient will receive 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.

“As educators work to prepare Hoosier students for the 21st century, it is essential that schools have the resources their students need to succeed in the ever-changing, global economy,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.  “eLearning programs, like those supported by the Innovation Planning Grant, provide students with innovative learning opportunities. That is why I am excited to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Innovation Planning Grant today.”

Awardees will develop a Comprehensive Plan to Implement a One-to-One Program informed by:

  • External vendor support: corporations will need to complete two readiness assessments. One specifically on infrastructure or tech readiness and the other, an instructional audit, to give an overview of your schools’ learning culture and areas of professional development needs.
  • School visit(s): The team will visit at least one Indiana school corporation that has 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.

The 2015-16 Innovation Planning Grant recipients are listed below:

Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation
Community Schools of Frankfort
Concord Community Schools
Delaware Community School Corporation
Elkhart Community Schools
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
Medora Community Schools
Mitchell Community Schools
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
Shoals Community School Corporation
Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation
Westfield Washington Schools
Westview School Corporation

For questions about the grant, please email Michelle Green.

Previous grant recipients listed here.