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CITI K-12 RFP Bidder's Conference

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

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