Grant Opportunities for 2012 2013Presentation Transcript
Coalition of Innovating Congregations Grants: 2012-2013 Increasing Quantity Deepening Quality
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Grants for 2012-2013For Coalition Congregations: Re-direct Resources for High Impact Models Make aMeasurable Difference in Learners’ Lives(away from the “classroom only” model)
Grants for 2012-2013 For Coalition Congregations:Criteria: Building on Success! How much did your High Impact Model change in 2011-2012? How did your team spend the grant? What did your team accomplish?
Goal by 2015The Majority of Children and Families Engaged In High Impact Models* Presently 2,414 families participate in High Impact Models (36%)
Coalition of Innovating Congregations Apply for one of the following grants:1. Expand & Intensify High Impact Model $2500*2. Significantly Expand & Boldly Intensify High Impact Model $10,000*3. Create New Model: ERP(s)-centered $12,500*4. *RENEWAL ONLY* CAMP-CONNECT $50,000 over 3 years5. Educational Resource Providers: Up to $2500 2:1 matching grant*potential for additional grants through 2015, dependent on continued funding.
1.Expand and Intensify Your High Impact Model: WHY
2. Have One High Impact Model: Launch Another WHY
All Grants Recipients Have Leadership Teams (ELT/PLT)Educational Leadership Team (ELT): Committed to Directing Resources toward High Impact Model Participates in Communal Network: Yachdav Gathering May 2013 Share models and perspectives on Social Media PlatformsProfessional Learning Team (PLT): Design whole-person learning with design principles Assess learning using learner outcomes Design and deliver at least 10 hours of professional learning Participate in communal network May Yachdav 2 Regional Living and Learning Sessions; Share Curricular innovations on Social Media Platforms
Expand and intensify Your High Impact Model in 2012-2013Congregations who expand and intensify their High ImpactModel increase: A. Frequency B. Connectivity C. Model Characteristics D. EnrollmentWhen imagining your innovations for 2012-2013, engaging aroundthe following continua can be helpful. Grants are given tocongregations who are boldly moving along the continua.
Expand and intensify Your High Impact Model in 2012-2013 A. Increased Frequency of learning experiences (for families, community, etc.)Episodic ---------------------------------------------------------- Frequent regularity (not once a yr.) How is this different than the current year?
Expand and intensify Your High Impact Model in 2012-2013 B. Connection between structured learning experience (e.g. pre and post learning for lived experiences)Isolated learning experiences -------------------- Integrated or highly connected learning experiences How is this different than the current year?
Expand and intensify Your High Impact Model in 2012-2013 C. Model Characteristics: The High Five1. Enable experience and reflection2. Attend to the individual3. Engage the family4. Build relationships and community5. Redefine the role of teacher (not only a sage on the stage, a guide on the side)
1. Enable Experience and ReflectionLearning about Judaism ----------------------------- Living Judaism 2. Attend to the IndividualOne size fits all -------------------------------- Differentiated Learning 3. Engage the FamilyLearning for children only ------------------- Family fully and regularly engaged
4. Build Relationships and CommunityFocus on content only ---------------------- Focus on content within experiences that build and strengthen relationships among learners and connect to the congregational community 5. Redefine Role of TeacherTeacher is the sage on the stage ---------- Teacher is the guide on the side
Expand and intensify Your High Impact Model in 2012-2013 D. Increased Number of families participatingOpt in for a minority of families --------------- a priority for a majority of families How is this different than the current year?
Grant 1: $2,500 plus 5 hours a month Educational/Organizational Consultant Expand & Intensify Your High Impact Model Demonstrate leadership’s commitment to High Impact Model Describe High Impact Model(s) in 2014-15 and plans for 2012- 13. Includes percentage of total children expected to participate Plans for professional learning, including assessment and powerful learning Budget that includes use of $2,500 grant demonstrates how the congregations will direct resources from current budget to provide matching funds for ongoing professional learning, engagement in communal network and expansion of high impact model
Grant 2: $10,000 plus 5 hours a month Educational/Organizational Consultant High Percentage of Families Engaged in High Impact Model(s) Demonstrate leadership’s commitment to High Impact Model(s) Describe High Impact Model in 2014-15 and plans for 2012-13. Includes majority of total children and families expected to participate Plans for professional learning, including assessment and powerful learning Budget demonstrates use of $10,000 grant demonstrates how the congregations will direct resources from current budget to fund ongoing professional learning, engagement in communal network and expansion of high impact model. (e.g.$5,000 next year, $7,000 in 2013-14, etc)
ERP Model of Jewish Learning: Total $12,500 grant$12,500 for continued work on present High Impact Model andplanning for an ERP Model (example: mending the world at thecenter: Teva/Hazon)5 hours a month of organizational/educational consultantIn addition to whole-person learning, assessment andprofessional learning, congregations will:Work with one or two ERPs to create a new year-longeducational modelFunds for new models of Jewish learning will be used fordesigning a new model, programmatic expenses, additionalfaculty (if needed), marketing, and professional learning.
Camp-Connect Model: Total $50,000 grant over 3 years *Renewal ONLY*$2500 for continued work on present High Impact Model Plus up to $50,000 over 3 years5 hours a month of organizational/educational consultant In addition to whole-person learning, assessment and professional learning, congregations will: Work with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to create a new year-long educational model Funds for new models of Jewish learning will be used for designing a new model, programmatic expenses, additional faculty (if needed), marketing, incentives for overnight camp and professional learning.
In Summary… All GranteesParticipate in communal Network: Living and Learning (PLT): Fall and Spring Yachdav (ELT and PLT): Spring Two Webinars Contribute to social media resources (PLT)
In Summary… All Grantees (continued) Expand the number of learners in new models and deepen the dimensions to create High Impact Models Document new models (teach others your innovations) Share your successes through documentation (videos, lesson plans, etc.) Open its doors to other congregations (teach others your innovations) Identify outcomes for the model and assess how well those outcomes are met Provide a three-year plan to expand, deepen, and/or create new models
Working with An ERP All Congregations can apply for a $2,500 2:1 matching grantHazon, StorahTelling, Teva, ExploraTorah, Facing History& Ourselves, Hazon, Moving Traditions, and Avoda ArtsAccess the methods and resources of EducationalResources for your High Impact ModelThis application can be completed by August 2012
New Model Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria: Re-direct resources to High Impact Models Alignment of a models to goals for learners Significantly increase the number and percentage of learners in high impact models Clear plan to achieve goals for high impact model Demonstrated capacity to reach goals (2011-12)
Leadership Teams take stock Where is our commitment? Work with your consultant to complete the Request for Proposal
Timeline Grant Power Point and Application: Available February 7, 2012 (www.innovatingcongregations.org) Grant Applications Due: March 28, 2012 Notifications of Grant Recipients: April 20, 2012 ERP Grant Deadline: August 2012