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  • 1. CITI K-12 RFP Bidder’s Conference September 19, 2005
  • 2.
    • Agenda
      • Welcome and Introduction
      • Introduction to CITI
      • Introduction to IT Fluency and ITAC
      • Review of the RFP
      • Submission Logistics
      • Question & Answer
  • 3.
    • Agenda
      • Welcome and Introduction
    J. Lynn Griesemer, Executive Director, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute Alana Wiens, CITI Project Manager Charles Schiller, Coordinator of IT Education, UMass Donahue Institute
  • 4.
    • “ CITI is a public/private partnership to promote IT education, through strategic investments, that prepares graduates to participate, lead and innovate in the knowledge-based economy of Massachusetts.”
    Introduction to CITI
  • 5.
    • Launched in 2000
    • K-12, community colleges, public universities and industry
    • State-wide
    Introduction to CITI
  • 6. Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)
    • Aimed at strengthening, modernizing, and expanding the Computer Science and IT programs in public higher education.
    Introduction to CITI
  • 7. Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)
    • 2004
      • Expansion to K-12
      • Funding under the Economic Stimulus Package’s Pipeline Fund (administered by the Board of Higher Education)
    Introduction to CITI
  • 8.
    • December RFP
      • 17 applications
      • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
      • Pioneer Valley STEMnet
      • Framingham State College
      • Quinsigamond Community College (BATEC replication)
    Introduction to CITI
  • 9. IT Fluency –
    • “ Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s technology-infused world.”
    CITI Goals
  • 10. IT Fluency –
    • The National Research Council’s three types of IT knowledge:
    • Skills - proficiency with contemporary computer applications
    • Concepts – e.g., how a computer works, information authenticity
    • Capabilities - higher-level thinking processes, e.g., problem-solving, reasoning, complexity management
    What is IT Fluency?
  • 11.
    • “ By 2010, we envision students graduating from secondary and post-secondary public institutions who are fluent in IT and able to use these skills in any industry context.”
    What is IT Fluency?
  • 12. Information Technology Across the Curriculum
    • The integration of IT fluency education across existing subjects and curricula.
    • This approach has been shown to be more effective for non-traditional STEM learners.
    What is ITAC?
  • 13. K-12 IT Pipeline Fund Grants Competition
    • Working with regional partnerships to produce the best possible programs.
    • Build partnerships within the regions.
    • Encourage coordination within regions.
    • Require regional leaders be notified.
    CITI and the Pipeline Fund
  • 14. The RFP
  • 15. A – Team Professional Development Grants.
    • Partnerships
    • Professional development for in-service teachers
    • IT skills, IT understanding, integration IT throughout existing curriculum
    • Up to $30,000 each
    The Grants
  • 16. B – Continuing Professional Development Grants
    • Partnerships
    • Previous CITI grantees
    • To train a new group of teachers (up to $20,000) or extend activities with existing teachers ($5,000)
    The Grants
  • 17. C – Pre-Service ITAC Integration
    • Adapting existing pre-service teacher courses to reflect goals of ITAC and IT fluency
    • Encouraged to offer these courses online
    • $3,000 to $8,000 each
    The Grants
  • 18.
    • Agenda
      • Review of the RFP
    • Priorities
    • Understanding of ITAC concept
    • Capacity to provide quality PD
    • Future impact on student learning
    • Expertise and knowledge in this area
  • 19.
    • Agenda
      • Review of the RFP
    • Priorities (cont.)
    • Participation of low income schools/districts
    • Evaluation plan
    • Potential for replication
    • Budget
    • Dissemination plan
    • Proposals that fail to meet these will not be reviewed.
  • 20.
    • Agenda
      • Review of the RFP
    Letter of Intent By 5 pm October 10 th
    • Type of grant
    • Paragraph summary
  • 21.
    • Agenda
      • Review of the RFP
    • The Proposal
    • Abstract
    • Narrative
    • Budget and Budget Narrative
    • Attachments
    • See the matrix for the requirements of each type of proposal.
    a brief proposal highlighting impact, innovation and logistics
  • 22.
    • Agenda
      • Review of the RFP
    • Evaluation
    • evaluation plan required
    • samples available on the website
    • provide means of understanding projects in the broader context
    • provide means of collecting ‘success stories’ from grantees
    assessing success
  • 23.
    • Agenda
      • Submission Logistics
    • Proposal Submission
    • proposals are to be submitted online
    • proposals are to be within a single document
    • you will receive email confirmation within one business day
  • 24.
    • Agenda
      • Submission Logistics
    Timeline RFP released 9/6/05 Questions due 10/7/05 Letter of Intent 10/10/05 Proposals due 10/17/05 Awards announced 11/1/05 Projects conclude 3/31/05
  • 25.
    • Agenda
      • Submission Logistics
    Remaining questions to [email_address] Watch www.citi.mass.edu for news and announcements.
  • 26. Questions & Answers
  • 27. CITI K-12 RFP Bidder’s Conference September 19, 2005