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Similar to other rounds◦ District or direct funded charter that serves grades 4-8◦ Rank within the top 1/3 percentage or number of students in the state living below the poverty line (http:// www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/ )◦ Current CDE approved technology plan And...
1 or more schools identified for improvement or corrective action under No Child Left Behind orTechnology poverty defined as 10:1 student to computer –to-multimedia computer ratio or greater, or less that 50% of the classrooms connected to the Internet.Eligiblility List http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r5/eettc10rfa.asp
Significantly reduced from prior fiscal years 5. Awards based on $300 per 4th-8th grade ◦ See Eligible Schools List http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r5/eettc10rfa.asp Projected funding for Regions is approximately $500,000 ◦ Minimum district award is 25,000 ◦ Max award about 300,000 (With no more than 60% of the regional funds allocated to that LEAs region.)
File an annual report for each year on performance goals, objectives and benchmarks identified on form 3 Edtech Profile pre and post test for each teacher participating in the professional development program Use of funds
Increasing teacher effectiveness and addressing inequities in the distribution of effective teachers through high-quality professional development Using advanced technology systems to collect, manage, and analyze data in order to track student progress Implementing technology-enhanced strategies that support rigorous college- and career-ready, internationally benchmarked standards, supplemented with high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable for all students
Districts that submitted the 2009 ARRA EETT C grant in Oct. 2009 may choose to substitute that score from that application for use in this Round 9 Grant ◦ LEAs will be required to submit Form 1-Application title Page and will be required to revise forms 2a, 3, 4, 5, and 6 if funded.
Category Max ScoreA. Application Presentation 01. Program for Students 152. Professional Development 153. Expanded Access 154. Communication & Collaboration 155. Evaluation & Project Mangagement 206. Program Sustainability 107. Projected Budget Narative 10Total Score 100
Minimum of 50 points Grouped into decile bands from scoring rubric ◦ (100-90, 89-80, 79-70, 69-60, 59-50)Ranking within decile by scoreSmall school districts will be provided priority ranking at the top of the percentage range in the decile they scored
Answer all project narrative questions in RFA Write to the “Strong” column of Appendix G◦ Follow format Write to the rubric
3 installments ◦ 40% after CDE receives grant award acceptance letter ◦ 40% after CDE receives LEAs Certification of Expenditure report and filling all required EETT C program performance reports ◦ 20% after CDE receives LEAs End of Period Expenditure Report certifying that the grant award was obligated or expended in compliance with the grant conditions.
Determine Target schools, teachers, and students Calculate total EETT C budget and set aside 25% for professional developmentReview and select hardware, peripherals, electronic learning resources and productivity resources, and data collection tools needed to support the program ◦ Resources to help: http://ctap8.org/(administrator resources)
Assemble a planning/writing team Review RFA and Scoring criteriaContact private schools in district to participateSet Curriculum Goals Set timeline and divide responsibilities ◦ Deadline Feb. 1, 2011 on or before 5:00 PM (in Sacramento)
Identify curricular focus area(s) Gather baseline data◦ Design a research-based EETT C program that will bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be.◦ Set S.M.A.R.T goals to be obtained
Form 1: Application Title Page Form 2: Project Summary (Best done last)Form 2a: Program Profile & School dataForm 2b: Small School District Addendum (if applicable)Project Narrative: 6 sections-25 page max, line numbers (not to exceed 36 lines per page) and pages must be numberedOptional: Bibliography /Citation page
Form 3: Goals and Objectives and Data CollectionForm 4: Strategies and TimelineForm 5: Projected Budget and NarrativeForm 6: Priority List of SchoolsForm 7: Consortium and/or Partnership Applicants &signed letters of supportForm 8: Competitive Application Checklist
Program Goals, Objectives, Benchmarks and Data Collection◦Goals: CDE defined vision-not measured◦Objectives: CDE defined measure-applicant defined growthtarget during a specified timeframe. Growth targets may not bemodified.◦Benchmarks: Applicants annual baseline data plus growthtarget equals end of year growth projection.
Can not be modified after the application is approvedfor funding.EETT-C follow-up grant eligibility is contingent onmeeting 70% of district set growth targets for eachobjective. (set realistic growth targets for eachobjective)
Goals 1 and 2: LEA programs focus on the same target students or teachers in Year One and Year Two have two years to meet their identified growth targets. LEA programs focusing on different target students or teachers in Year One and Year Two must meet their identified growth targets annually and add text to form 3 to clarify.
Use data to establish baseline percentages, projectedgrowth targets, and define end of year percentages onForm 3 Write down formula used to determine growth % Establish consistent data instruments, items, and calculation methods for each objective Data for objectives measured by multiple instruments must be collected and aggregated to determine baseline figures and subsequent growth
Collect: Baseline data that needs to be collected: Target Students’ Tech Literacy Data -www.edtechprofile.com (student survey) Target Students’ Achievement Data - Benchmark assessment or Approved textbook benchmark assessments Target Teachers’ Tech Literacy Data - www.edtechprofile.com Target Teachers’ Curriculum Integration Data/C3 Target Classroom Observation Data/C3 Target Classroom Student to Computer Ratios- Previously from California State Technology Survey or a simple spreadsheet Communication & Collaboration Data - enter your own measurable objective (Aeries, SIS, % of teachers posting grades online, etc) Data for any additional objectives applicant includes
Form 4: Strategies & Timelines List specific strategies or actions that will be implemented to achieve each of the performance goals, objectives, and benchmarks specified on Form 3 and in the project narrative. Include beginning and ending dates for the strategies or actions List the title of the person responsible
2 Year budget ($300 multiplied by 2008 4-8 CBEDS at all schools listed of form 6) ◦ Funding will not exceed 60% or approximately $300,000.Specify program budget for Year 1 and Year 2. 10% or more change in spending requires LEA to submit a Budget Modification to the CDE for approval
Report the amount to be expended and describe in detail howthe funds will be allocated in each category. Include leveraged funding, if applicableA minimum of 25% of the total 2 year grant must go tohigh-quality professional development that is relevant tothe program.
Costs for teacher stipends for attending professional development outside of contracthours.Costs for substitute teachersCosts for salaries and benefits, stipends, or contracts for PD trainers, facilitators, andmentorsCosts for professional development workshops and conferences specified in the LEAsgrant application.Costs for materials and supplies necessary to carry out the professional developmentmay be charged, consistent with established LEA policies and practices
HardwareInfrastructureTechnical SupportCLRN reviewed Electronic Learning ResourcesSupplies and MaterialsExpenses related to fostering communication among parents,students, teachers, and communityGrant management, coordination, evaluation,and reporting
If partially funded, CDE will fund schools per order onform 6 Rank eligible applicant schools in order for funding
The CDE Encourages mutually beneficial program partnerships. Identify LEA partnerships ◦ If consortium appication list other LEAs and direct funded charter schools int eh consortium.Include a partnership letter on partner’s letterhead
Partnership applications are encouraged and receive acompetitive advantage in application scoringPartnerships Requirements: Proven experience with technology literacy and curriculum integration Evidence the partnership will have a positive impact on student academic achievement Work, products, strategies or services are aligned with or based upon relevant research.
A consortium is a group of school districts and/or direct-funded charter schools.A minimum of one school district or direct fundedcharter within the consortium must be eligible to applyfor the EETT C Grant and be the designated leadagency.Only students in grades 4-8 at eligible districts anddirect funded charters within a consortium are funded at$300 per student.
Brief partnership letter (1 page) includes: written on partner’s letter head, summarizes the role of the partnership includes how the partnership supports the program states how the partnership is mutually beneficial to the partner and LEA Must be signed by the lead contact (consortiums identify the lead school district and all school districts and/or direct-funded charter schools within the consortium)
The Project Narrative describes the research-based program, strategies, resources, evaluation and timelines outlined in the application forms. ◦ Provide a concise narrative description of the comprehensive EETT program you propose Site research to support the basis Number each Project Narrative page Maximum of 25 pages Pages must include line numbers No more than 36 lines per page.
Describe the LEA’s research-based Program for Students. Include relevant research citations. Describe the technology literacy and academic learning needs of target students.Describe how the LEA’s research-based Program for Students will meet the students’ identified learning needs. Must include all six sections under separate headings and subheadings that match the rubric Scoring Criteria.
Six Sections of the Project Narrative1. Program for Students2. Professional Development Program for Teachers3. Expand Access to Technology and Provide Technology Support4. Communication and Collaboration Among Home, School, and Community.5. Evaluation and Program Management6. Follow-up Grant & Sustainability
Describe the LEA’s research-based Program forStudents. Include relevant research citations.Describe the technology literacy and academic learingneeds of target studentsDescribe how the LEA’s research-based Program forStudents will meet the students’ identified learningneeds.
LEA designs their own program for students usingresearch-based strategies and State Board of Educationapproved publisher or CLRN reviewed electroniclearning resources.LEA partners with an organization such as CTAP todevelop a comprehensive program suited to thespecific learning needs of targeted students.
All Electronic Learning Resources purchased withEETT C funds must either be: California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) reviewed electronic learning resources that meet state standards Curriculum-based electronic learning resources that are part of an State Board of Education approved K-8 program
LEA partners with an established research-based studentprogram such as: GenYes ISTE NETS Aligned Programs Tech4Learning NetTrekker
Describe the LEA’s research-based Program for Teachers. Includerelevant research citations.Describe the technology literacy and curriculum integration learningneeds of the teachers in the target group(s).Describe how the LEA’s research-based Professional DevelopmentProgram will meet the target teachers’ identified learning needs.LEA designs their own Professional Development program usingresearch-based strategies.LEA partners with an organization such as CTAP to develop acomprehensive Ed Tech integration program suited to their needs.
Identify the current student-to-computer ratio used by the studentsand teachers in the target group.Identify the new electronic learning resources, infrastructure,hardware and peripherals to be acquired and describe how the newresources will support the comprehensive program.Describe how technology resources, either currently existing or tobe acquired, will be used to support data-driven decision-making.Describe how adequate technical support will be provided tosupport the district’s EETT Competitive program.
Describe how technology will be used to establish or improve communication and collaboration among home, school and community. Describe how students’ learning needs will be supported through the use of technology for communication and collaboration. Possible areas to establish or improve on: E-mail accounts, expanded web access for teachers, students, parents, and community promote communication and sharing. Developing communication channels for partners and stakeholders to support learning opportunities Using multiple media for school / class communications…i.e., school web postings, student grades and attendance online, informational e-mails, voice-mail, newsletters. Sponsoring parent/community events that promote involvement in student learning and technology
Describe the LEA’s evaluation plan.Who? What? When? Why? and How? will the LEA measure, collect,analyze, evaluate, and report on every required and optional objective onForm 3? Reference SETDA’s Common Data Elements.Describe the LEA’s program management or advisory group by job title,roles, and responsibilities. How often will advisory group meet and how willongoing communications with stakeholders take place?Describe the continuous data-drivenimprovement process for monitoring the impactthe comprehensive program is having on all goals.
Collected program data is used in Semi-annual and Annual Performance Reports to the CDE. Purpose: to evaluate progress in meeting annual benchmarks and program impact. Share outcomes with stakeholders. Submitted to CDE twice a year during both implementation years. The CDE will post the EETT C Round 8 semi-annual and annual reports on the CDE website by July 2009. Expected to be similar to Round 6 Performance Reports. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/et/ft/eettcomp.asp
Describe how the Follow-Up grant ($45 per student based onoriginal grant award) will be used to help sustain or expand theEETT Competitive Round 8 program.Describe other funding sources or partnerships that may contributeto the sustainability or expansion of the EETT Competitive Round8 program, at the conclusion of the two-year grant program.
Eligible applications will be prescreened forcompleteness and compliance with CDE requirements
Must submit One signed (blue ink), unbound original print copy of application Three stapled print copies (must lay flat -no binders) One digital copy in MS Word or PDF format on CD labeled with LEA name (no signatures required)
Submit in print, single sided, 8 1/2 X 11 paper, portrait orientation (except forms), 1 inch margin, 12-point font. Submit all required forms, assurances and certifications, check for signatures. (Complete and include form 8 checklist)◦ Project narrative pages must be numbered (Max 25 pages) with heading and subheadings for the 6 sections.◦ Pages must include line numbers (max 36 lines) Original copy signed in blue ink
A signed copy of the Certification RegardingLobbying, Debartment, Suspension, and otherResponsibility Matters, and Drug-Free WorkplaceRequirementsReview and sign the EETT C Grant Conditions andAssurancesSubmit one original unbound, 3 print copies, and onee-copy of application on CD
Due: February 1, 2011 by 5 PM Possibility of later submittal date upon release of RFA California Department of Education Education Technology Ofﬁce EETT-C Round 9 Application 1430 N Street, Suite 6308 Sacramento, CA 95814Confirmation of delivery or receipt with date/time of delivery form mail or courier service recommended. Grants will not be excepted after deadline.