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  • Pre-Assessment Notes: to call Icebreakers “warm-ups” because this is friendlier language. [Write down group ’s responses to address as a for segue into afternoon discussions.] Segue to next section of presentation on technical training: “Let’s think about how we can replicate the good, positive experience when you get online. We want to keep these positive criteria and make them be realized them in the online arena. .… Let’s shift now to addressing the technical skills that you’ll need in order to help people have a great learning experience online.”
  • Pre-Assessment Notes: to call Icebreakers “warm-ups” because this is friendlier language. [Write down group ’s responses to address as a for segue into afternoon discussions.] Segue to next section of presentation on technical training: “Let’s think about how we can replicate the good, positive experience when you get online. We want to keep these positive criteria and make them be realized them in the online arena. .… Let’s shift now to addressing the technical skills that you’ll need in order to help people have a great learning experience online.”
  • Pre-Assessment Notes: to call Icebreakers “warm-ups” because this is friendlier language. [Write down group ’s responses to address as a for segue into afternoon discussions.] Segue to next section of presentation on technical training: “Let’s think about how we can replicate the good, positive experience when you get online. We want to keep these positive criteria and make them be realized them in the online arena. .… Let’s shift now to addressing the technical skills that you’ll need in order to help people have a great learning experience online.”
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    • 1. Grants Tips and Tricks Presented By: Dr. Nan Williams
    • 2. Session Goals This presentation will provide you tips and tricks on writing and receiving grants. Particular attention will be given to assisting you with strategies for making   your next grant stand out to the grant readers and help you make your next one the that will be funded!  
    • 3. Agenda
          • Parts of a Grant
          • Tips and Tricks
          • Time to Plan
          • Questions
    • 4. Parts of a Grant
    • 5. Parts of a grant
          • Summary
          • Goals and Objectives
          • Timeline
          • Budget
          • Evaluation
    • 6. Summary
    • 7. Summary
      • The first impressions gained from the summaries are important
      • Tight and descriptive as possible
      • Highlight what makes your project stand out
    • 8. Summary
      • Be easy to read, interesting and comprehensive
      • Why your project is unique, its impact, and what your goals for the project are.
      • Avoid jargon, generalities and cliches
      • Sell your proposal
    • 9. Goals and Objectives
    • 10. Goals and Objectives
      • Clearly stated goals and objectives aligned to purchases
      • Have focused achievable goals and expectations
      • Student centered and that you have a solid plan to show evidence of the success of the project
    • 11. Timeline
    • 12. Timeline
      • Is realistic
      • Takes into account pre-planning, implementation, and assessment
    • 13. Budget
    • 14. Budget
      • Budget amounts that are realistic and clearly relate to items mentioned in the body of the proposal
      • Clearly state what you are going to do with the equipment you are purchasing
    • 15. Evaluation
    • 16. Evaluation
      • How will you measure success?
      • How will disseminate your success?
    • 17. Tips and Tricks
    • 18. Carefully Follow the Directions Provided
      • Look for:
      • Missing signatures
      • Missing components
      • Exceeding the page limit
      • Missing the deadline
      • Necessary signatures before mailing your proposal
    • 19. Things You Might Include
      • A letter indicating active support from your administration
      • Community outreach, involving parents, and local people in a problem unique to your area
      • Letter of support from an official of that organization that shows evidence of the involvement and contribution of that organization
    • 20. 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
    • 21. Successful proposals may include ...
      • * Novel instructional strategies
      • * Curriculum development and implementation
      • * Creative uses of technology
      • * Involvement with the community or industry
      • * Collaborative programs among students and teachers
    • 22. Successful proposals may include ...
      • * Professional and staff development
      • * Innovative uses of educational equipment
      • * Involvement of at-risk or minority students
      • * Multidisciplinary or interdepartmental participation
      • * In-class or extracurricular activities
    • 23. Successful proposals may include ...
      • * Demonstrate creativity
      • * Involve risk taking
      • * Possess visionary quality
      • * Model a novel way of presenting content
      • * Promote exciting and innovative activities to motivate students
    • 24. Once you have completed and fine-tuned your proposal
      • 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 their suggestions
    • 25. 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.
    • 26. Other Grants/Awards for Technology Discovery Education 21 st Century Classroom www.discoveryeducation.com/cdwg HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html Lowe ’s Toolbox for Education http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/ SMARTer Kids Product Grants http://www.smarttech.com/us/Resources/SMART+education+programs/Grants+and+fundraising/Grant+information TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION http://www.toshiba.com/tafpub/jsp/home/default.jsp
    • 27. Other Grants/Awards for Technology Kids in Need http://www.kinf.org/grants/ Donors Choose https://www.donorschoose.org/ American Express Philanthropy http://home3.americanexpress.com/corp/gb/howto.asp Next Generation Learning Challenges http://nextgenlearning.org/the-grants/learn-more Grant Database http://hmheducation.com/grantsfunding/search.php