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Mini Grant Application for 2009-2010 school year: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fair (see narrative).

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Stem Fair

  1. 1. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Innovative Learning Grants 2008 – 2009 Application Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post-Secondary Fair Amount Requested: 1200.00 Name of Grant Writer(s): Sue Fox Project Team Members, if applicable:       School(s): HS & KV _____________________________ _____________________________ Applicant’s Signature Applicant’s Signature 01/23/2009       Date Date _____________________________ Principal's Signature       Date Application Checklist Please use this checklist as you prepare your application. Application emailed to hhef@hatboro-horsham.org. One copy of application sent to HHEF - Executive Director at the Administration Building. One copy of supporting materials sent to HHEF - Executive Director at the Admin. Building. Projects that require equipment purchases must include supporting documents (catalogues, brochures etc.) Projects that require outside presenters or personnel must include resumes and/or organizational information about the presenters. Principal’s signature obtained. Please read the Innovative Learning Grant Guidelines before completing this application. 1
  2. 2. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Innovative Learning Grant Application – 2008 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post- Secondary Fair Project Description – Provide a brief description of your project (50 words or less). This description will be used in grant program summaries and publicity. Areas of job growth in the Commonwealth are in STEM related professions. This fair will provide students, parents, community members and staff information about what professions are in demand and how to prepare for those professions. A job acquisition seminar will be part of the event. Amount Requested: 1200.00 Number of Students to be served: 1000 Grade Level(s): 7-12 Funding Categories For 2008-2009 applications, restricted and unrestricted grants will be offered. Please indicate the appropriate category for your grant application. Choose the category that most closely aligns with the goals of your project. Restricted Grants - these projects must fall into one of the following categories. The total amount of all combined grants will be at least $ 60,000. See Innovative Learning Grant Guidelines for descriptions of these categories. Hands-On Math & Science Media Literacy Environmental Education Staff Development Guest Professionals & Artists-in-Residence Unrestricted Grants – the total amount of unrestricted grant awards will be $6,500. Unrestricted Amount Requested: 1200.00 School year in which funds will be used 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 Please note that this is a competitive grant process, not all grants submitted will be funded. 2
  3. 3. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post- Secondary Fair Project Narrative Please use pages 4 & 5 to provide the information requested below. (Do not exceed two pages) 1. Briefly describe your project. State clearly how the project relates to the funding category you have chosen. 2. What are the goals and objectives of your project? List sequential activities and approximate time frame for attaining the goals. How will you measure the success of the project? 3. What is the relationship of your project to the curriculum? Reference PDE academic standards when applicable. In what way is this an innovative and enriching approach to teaching and learning? 4. How will you evaluate the impact and success of the project? What are the follow-up activities for students? Describe the long term impact on teaching and learning. 5. Describe all equipment (nonexpendable items over $500) requested for this project. How is the equipment essential to the goals of your project? Project Budget Please provide a breakdown of expenses for your project on page 6. Breakdown expenses by these categories: Equipment – nonexpendable items that exceed a cost of $500 per item. Projects that require equipment purchases must include a brief description of the equipment (in the narrative) as well as supporting documents (catalogues, etc.). Materials & Supplies – expendable/consumable items necessary for the project Professional Development/Presenter Expenses – fees and travel expenses related to bringing in outside professionals/ presenters. Projects that require outside presenters or personnel must include resumes and/or organizational information about the presenters. Travel – student, teacher, and administrator related travel costs Other expenses – everything else 3
  4. 4. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post- Secondary Fair Project Narrative: (page 1) The STEM Fair will include presenters from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professions that will exhibit a visual presentation and/or activies to showcase opportunities in high priority professions in our region as identified by the 5 county Workforce Investment Board (Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties). The professions will showcase a wide variety of options for the attendees--from healthcare to environmental professions, engineering to networking and chemistry to food science. Keith Valley and High School students participate in activities throughout their school year that requires them to think about themselves and how their talents and skills will benefit them in the world at large. This activity is to expose the students to opportunities that they may not have thought about or didn't know existed. Students attending will reflect on this activity in their electronic portfolios. The event will be held in open house style. High school students attending in the morning and KV students attending in the afternoon. This activity compliments the PA Career Education and Work standard: Awareness (13.1.A 8 & 11). Developmentally, this activity is appropriate for students in middle and high school (Donald Super--see attached). It is an activity that supports the scope and sequence of our Career Education and Work program. It is a new format as we will be intermixing career opportunities with educational opportunities related to the careers presented side by side. We will measure the success of the event by student survey and small focus groups. The long term impact with an event like this is exciting to think about. For younger students it could create an interest or passion to learn more about a particular field, it could influence courses they may plan to take in high school. For older students the advantage is to make contacts in professional areas (possibly connecting with a mentor for an internship), it will expose them to post-secondary schools featuring programs of interest. Overall the event will teach students that there are a lot of professions that they do not know about and that there are exciting opportunities for everyones future. No equipment is required for this project. We will need to rent some items for our exhibitor booths and purchase refreshments for our exhibitors. 4
  5. 5. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post- Secondary Fair Project Narrative: (page 2)       5
  6. 6. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post- Secondary Fair Project Budget - List all expenses for your project. Expense Category Description Amount Equipment (items over $500)                                                             Materials & Supplies                                                             Professional Development/ Presenter Expenses                                                             Travel                                                             Other expenses Rental & food service:       tables 450.00 table clothes 150.00 balloons & banners 200.00 lunch supplies 400.00 Total Grant Requested: 1200.00 Total Expenses:       Difference:       Please explain any difference:       Use this space to provide any additional details about expenses:       6
  7. 7. Grant Deadline – January 23, 2009 Project Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career and Post- Secondary Fair Project Budget - List all expenses for your project. Expense Category Description Amount Equipment (items over $500)                                                             Materials & Supplies                                                             Professional Development/ Presenter Expenses                                                             Travel                                                             Other expenses Rental & food service:       tables 450.00 table clothes 150.00 balloons & banners 200.00 lunch supplies 400.00 Total Grant Requested: 1200.00 Total Expenses:       Difference:       Please explain any difference:       Use this space to provide any additional details about expenses:       6

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