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K-12: Grants

There are currently no RFPs available for K-12 grants.

Middle School RFP (updated 1/8/07)

High School RFP (updated 1/8/07)

Q&A from K-12 Briefing (updated 1/8/07)

Middle School Case Study (new 1/11/07)

High School Case Study (new 1/11/07)

Additional Questions (new 1/12/07)

Rubric (new 1/16/07)

Proposals are due February 9, 2007. Please download and review the RFPs for further details on the briefing.

Proposal Submission System (new 1/22/07)

 

CITI K-12 Grants Announced

November 4, 2005

The Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI) is pleased to announce its second round of K-12 grants. The eleven awards promote the integration of information technology across K-12 curricula and pre-service course development.

CITI is a public/private partnership to increase the number of “information technology-fluent” workers needed for Massachusetts’ knowledge-based economy. These grants were selected from many excellent proposals received under an open Request for Proposals issued in September 2005. Several of the CITI awards reflect strong partnerships with the STEM Pipeline program supported by the Board of Higher Education Regional PreK-16 Networks that support intensive professional development for K-12 educators (teachers and/or administrators) on integrating information technology in academic curricula, and that encourage IT infusion in pre-service courses. The eleven grants highlight exciting progress towards the CITI goals.

Grants will be awarded in all seven STEM regions of the state: Greater Boston (East), Greater Boston (West), Northeast, Southeast, Central, Pioneer Valley, and Berkshire regions.

Thank you to all the groups who submitted proposals to CITI for Professional Development Grants (A and B) and for infusing IT into Pre-service Courses (C). There were many good ideas for improving the Information Technology Fluency of Massachusetts’ present and future teachers

Congratulations to the awardees!

Contact

Lead Partner

RFP Type

Project

Priscilla Grocer

Bristol CC

A

Getting Fluent in Information Technology Across the Curriculum

Amy Dopp

Holyoke CC

A

Pioneer Valley ITAC: Robotics, Design and Collaborative Learning and Information Technology

Chenfeng Zhang

UMass Boston

A

IT Modules Field Testing and Dissemination

Sandra Mayrand

UMass Medical

A

Infusing Technology Across the Curriculum

S. Greenberg / D. Cedrone

Framingham SC

B

Leadership Initiative for Teaching and Technology

S. Greenberg / R Marquis

Framingham SC

B

Project MAKE-IT Two

Monica Joslin

Mass College of Liberal Arts

B

Berkshire Teachers Teaching With Technology

Allan Feldman

Pioneer Valley STEMnet

B

Teachers Implementing Imaging and Imagery for Classroom Learning

Michael Pelletier

Northern Essex CC

C

Creative Classroom Computing

Jason Ranker

UMass Amherst

C

Literacy in New Times

Mary Lu Love

UMass Boston

C

Computer Savvy Teachers

 

CITI looks forward to working with the awardees in ensuring that the present and future teachers of Massachusetts are the most FIT (Fluent in Information Technology) across the country.

We wish those organizations that did not receive CITI grants this round our thanks for participating. We hope they will not be discouraged and will look toward future funding.

Contact:

Charles Schiller, Coordinator of IT Education

Donahue Institute 413-577-0781

Renee Fall, Project Manager

CITI 413-577-4431

 

 

 

"CITI will continue working with all of the BHE PreK-16
regions to develop IT understanding and implementation in the classroom."

Moving K-12 Information Technology Fluency to the Next Level

January 27, 2005

The Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI) is pleased to announce its first K-12 grants, totaling $200,000, to promote the integration of information technology across K-12 curricula. CITI is a public/private partnership to increase the number of “information technology-fluent” workers needed for Massachusetts’ knowledge-based economy. These grants were selected from many excellent proposals received under an open Request for Proposals issued in December 2004. CITI worked closely with the Board of Higher Education Regional PreK-12 Networks to identify partnerships to support intensive professional development for K-12 educators (teachers and/or administrators) on integrating information technology in academic curricula, and to replicate the Boston Area Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) model in another region of the state. The four grants highlight exciting progress towards the CITI goals. Grants will be given in the Greater Boston (West), Central, Pioneer Valley and Berkshire regions.

The following grants are announced:

Framingham State College: MAKE-IT & LIFT2
This program supports the application of information technology to develop critical thinking and problem-based learning skills in curriculum content through professional development for teachers throughout the Greater Boston West region.

Pioneer Valley STEMNET: Teachers Implementing Imaging and Imagery for Classroom Learning
This program will deliver a professional development experience for teachers throughout the Pioneer Valley that will extend their knowledge and pedagogy of infusing imaging technology into core academic courses.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Berkshire Teachers Teaching with Technology (BT3)
This program will offer a unified ongoing, and integrated approach to professional development in IT fluency, building step by step from mastering technology skills and concepts to creatively exploring integration of IT fluency across the core curriculum.

Quinsigamond Community College: Summer Technology Academy Pathways Project
This program is designed to engage a diverse group of high school juniors with technology interest and experience, especially those underrepresented in technology fields, in a series of activities that will develop their ability to pursue technical higher education.

"We were very pleased that all of the applications under the RFP showed evidence of real promise in promoting IT fluency, and we are particularly impressed with this top tier of applicants," said CITI co-Director Rick Adrion. "CITI will continue working with all of the BHE PreK-12 Regions to develop IT understanding and implementation in the classroom."

Established in 2000 to strengthen computer and information systems education across the 28 public community colleges, state colleges, and university campuses, CITI has a strong record of accomplishment. In 2004, CITI received support from the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pipeline fund managed by the Board of Higher Education. This renewed BHE funding, leveraged by private donations, enables CITI to invest strategically in K-20 public education curricula and programs, and teacher development, through partnerships, to promote information technology proficiency, fluency and literacy. In this round of investments, CITI funding priorities focused on raising awareness, at the K-12 level, of the need for equipping teachers to integrate IT across the curriculum -- providing students with technology skills, concepts, capabilities and an understanding of how technology impacts every part of their lives.

"Through these grants the CITI program will extend their expertise in implementing information technology across the curriculum to the K-12 sector. This work clearly meets the goals of the Pipeline Fund," said Patricia Plummer, Deputy Chancellor for Policy and Planning for the Board of Higher Education. The Pipeline Fund was established in the 2003 Economic Stimulus Fund legislation.

"Technology is the new fundamental for students," said Alana Wiens, CITI Project Manager. "Schools are making great progress in using IT-based instructional technology to enhance learning for students. Now it is time to think about information technology fluency, enabling graduates to lead and thrive in an increasingly information technology infused world."

In the coming weeks CITI will announce a statewide conference bringing together educators from all of the PreK-12 regions to build on and expand the programs begun under these initial grants, and is considering planning grants to increase participation. A RFP for IT Across Curriculum projects at the higher education level closes February 8th.

 

Contact:
Renee Fall
Project Manager
Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)
(413) 577-4431

 

   


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