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    • 1. Qwest's Innovative Educator Grants Presented By: Tammy Hernandez
    • 2. Agenda
      • Description of AzTEA Awards
        • - Innovation
        • - Exemplary Website
      • Description of Qwest Grant
        • - Application
        • - Learn about Last Years’ Winners
      • Tips and Tricks
      • Able IT In Schools Awards
      • Questions
      Bonnie Feather School: Manuel DeMiguel Elementary School District: Flagstaff Unified Project: I know What You Know! Awarded: $6,500.00
    • 3. AzTEA Innovation Awards Award: Cash prices, plaque, MEC conference registration, one-year AzTEA membership Deadline: Feb. 27, 2009 Awarded: MEC Gala, March 10, 2009 Exemplary Individual, Organization, or Business in Arizona Friends of Educational Technology Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean, or Associate Dean Administrator of the Year Support Personnel who make a significant contribution Technology Support Person of the Year Support Personnel who work with one or more campuses Technology Specialist of the Year Technology Coordinator Technology Coordinator of the Year Certified Librarian Librarian of the Year K-University Teacher Technology Teacher of the Year First Year K-12 Teacher Rookie of the Year Eligibility Category
    • 4. AzTEA Exemplary Web Site Awards Award: $500, plaque, rights to display the AzTEA Exemplary Web Site Award Logo on their sites Deadline: April 17, 2009 Awarded: AzTEA WOW Conference, May 2, 2009 Web Award Rubrics Classroom Teacher: Middle School Lili Carrasco's Spanish Classroom Madison Meadows Middle Sch Madison School District
      • Classroom Teacher
        • Elementary
        • Middle
        • High School
      Educational Program/Educational Content Community College/University Department of Division High School Middle School Elementary School Category
    • 5. AzTEA/Qwest Foundation for Education Grant Allocated: $95,000 To: Arizona Public, Charter, or Private PreK-12 Teachers Purpose: 1. Recognize teachers who are using technology in innovative ways with students 2. Increase awareness of how teachers are using technology in the classroom 3. Models best practices with technology integration improving student achievement
    • 6. Timeline $10,000 $5,000 SAzTEA Conference January 31, 2009 and MEC March 2009 December 16, 2008 or February 17, 2009 $2,500 Presentation of Awards Application Deadlines Competitive Grant Amounts
    • 7. Recipients’ Requirements
      • Digitally Video Taping – lesson or showcase of project
      • Presentation
        • Panel or poster session at WOW on May 2, 2009
        • Break-out session at one of three AzTEA Conferences or MEC
      • Reports
        • Expenditures of funds
        • Narrative detailing goals met
    • 8.
        • Review
        • Step 1- Assurance Sheet
        • Step 2- Project Goals
        • Step 3- Use of tech w/ students
        • Step 4- Impact of Student Performance
        • Step 5- Budget Narrative
        • Step 6- Budget
    • 9. Assurance Sheet
      • Check for missing signatures
    • 10. Project Goals Narrative
      • Make sure you:
      • Clearly indicate the learning and skill development for STUDENTS that are RELATED to project activities
      • Clearly indicate the learning and skill development for the TEACHER that are RELATED to project activities
      Robert Morse School: Madison Camelview Elementary School District: Madison Elementary Project: Data Collection in the Post-Butcher Paper Era Awarded: $6,965.00
    • 11. Use of Technology with Students in Innovative Ways
      • Tips:
      • Clearly state the standards!!! Use Content & Technology Standards
      • Use a Project-based learning approach
      • Be creative and specific, not general
      • Focus on the standards/curriculum NOT just the technology
      • Think beyond just PowerPoint or SMARTBoard
    • 12. Student-Centered Use of Technology and Impact on Students
      • Tips:
      • Clearly state how the technology will impact student performance
      • Include research
      • Stay on the positive side- Don’t get too wordy on how needy your students are because of low SES, low test scores, lack of technology.
    • 13. Budget Narrative Tips:
      • Clearly state what you are going to do with the equipment you are purchasing
      • Budget amounts that are realistic and clearly relate to items mentioned in the body of the proposal
    • 14. Budget
      • Tips:
      • Do your research, find out how much the technology costs
      • Shop around and find fair deals (watch out for companies who charge too much for shipping)
      • Include any In-Kind from your school/district (e.g. teacher time, equipment already in room, jump drives, CDs, professional development)
      • Include only necessary items to implement the project (don’t include paying teacher stipends, replacement items for years to come)
    • 15. Things to Keep in Mind
      • The legal rights to do whatever you are proposing
      • Do not assume outcomes. You must clearly show how the project will be implemented and what direct assistance you will receive.
      • Gaining strong administrative support from your school and district
      Don Hotz & Teresa Kelleher School: Blue Ridge Elementary School & Snowflake High School District: Blue Ridge School District Project: iPods as a Language Acquisition Tool Awarded: $9,952.00
    • 16. Successful Proposals May Include
      • Novel instructional strategies
      • Curriculum development and implementation
      • Multidisciplinary or interdepartmental participation
      • Innovative uses of technology and educational equipment
      • Involvement with the community or industry
      • Collaborative programs among students and teachers (Think globally, too)
      • Professional and staff development
      • Involvement of at-risk or minority students
      • In-class or extracurricular activities
      • Demonstrate creativity
      • Involve risk taking
      • Possess visionary quality
      • Promote exciting and innovative activities to motivate students
    • 17. Before Submitting
      • Set it aside for a few days
      • Come back, read it with fresh eyes and look for ways to improve it
      • Have an uninvolved colleague read your proposal and give suggestions
      • Check for missing components
      • Make sure you didn’t exceed the page limit
      • Verify the deadline and get it in on time
      Mark Greenberg School: Phoenix Union Cyber High School District: Phoenix Union High School Project: Lupine Project: Creating Video Games to Enliven Instruction Awarded: $10,000.00
    • 18. After Submitting
      • Don't be discouraged if you aren't selected for a grant the first time you submit a proposal
      • The most successful grant writer often have many rejection letters in their files.
      • You might re-work your proposal for different grant programs, or for re-submission the following year.
      Jeannie Wager School: Amphitheater Middle School District: Amphitheater Unified Project: MathSmarts Awarded: $4,956.22
    • 19. Other Grants/Awards for Technology Able IT In Schools Awards Best Buy Teach Schools HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative Lowe’s Toolbox for Education SMARTer Kids Product Grants TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION American Express Philanthropy Karl Ochsner School: Pope John XXIII Catholic School District: Diocese of Phoenix Project: Kids Building Character Awarded: $7,739.98
    • 20. Able IT In Schools Awards Awards: 1 st Place- 30 Notebook Computers and Capacity Cart, 2 Wireless Access Points, 4 scholarships to (AGSE) 2 nd Place- 15 Notebook Computers and Capacity Cart, 1 Wireless Access Point, 3 scholarships to (AGSE) 3 rd Place- 8 PC (stationary), 1 Wireless Access Point, 2 scholarships to (AGSE) Deadline: March 31, 2009 Awarded: In May
    • 21.
        • Does your school demonstrate excellence in math and science?
        • Who Wins? Two categories: Math and Science
            • 18 Finalists: 3 each in grade group: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12
            • 6 Winners
            • 1 Star Innovator for 2009 (one school selected from the 6 winners)
        • Awards: $10,000 each and more than $100,000 in products and services
            • Trip to Washington, DC.
            • One school will receive a total cash award of $25,000
        • Deadline: February 17, 2009!
      Intel Schools of Distinction Awards
    • 22. Web and Email Addresses AzTEA Innovation Awards [email_address] Web Awards [email_address] Quest Foundation [email_address] Lynne Cote School: Mountain View High School District: Marana Unified Project: Exploring the Universe in You Awarded: $4,993.80