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Grant application

  1. 1. Toshiba America Foundation Grants Program for K-6 Science & Math Education Helping Improve Science and Mathematics Education One Classroom at a Time ELIGIBILITY Teacher/School Eligibility Any K-6 teacher in a public or private (not-for-profit) school is eligible. Grants will be awarded to the teacher’s school and will be restricted for use by the teacher in his/her classroom. Not more than one application per teacher is allowed. Project Eligibility • Projects must advance the teacher’s science and math teaching units in grades K-6. • Projects must occur during the school day. Before-school, after –school or take home projects are not eligible. • Projects must be completed by May 1st so that a project final report can be submitted by May 15th. • Projects should take place over at least three class sessions. • Projects should not be based solely on the purchase of a pre-packaged kit. Budget Eligibility Funds may be requested for the purchase of project materials for student use only. Computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, and field trip expenses may not be included in the budget. CRITERIA The following criteria will be significant in determining successful proposals: Clarity. Does this project description make sense? The proposal must be written so the reader has a clear understanding of the project activities, goals, material needs and evaluation components. Completeness. The application must adhere to the guidelines and provide all of the requested information. Timeline. Can the project be completed in the time allotted? In order to achieve its objectives within the suggested implementation dates, the project description must be reasonable in scope. Evaluation. The proposed project must demonstrate an evaluation component that will present clear educational outcomes to be discussed in the final project report. Cost Effectiveness. Are the project materials excessive in cost or number requested? The project cost should appear reasonable and appropriate for the activities and outcomes described. Creativity. To what extent is this an innovative approach? The proposed project must demonstrate an effort to engage young people in hands-on learning in ways that enhance the current curriculum. Impact. The project should be challenging and should actively engage students in a positive learning experience. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES All applicants are encouraged to review national mathematics and science standards when designing a project. For more information visit the following web sites: www.nctm.org (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and www.nsta.org (National Science Teachers Association). DEADLINE: Applications must be received by October 1. When October 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the first business day of the month.
  2. 2. NEED HELP? Please call Toshiba America Foundation at (212) 596-0620 or email foundation@tai.toshiba.com for answers to questions about your proposal. APPLICATION FORM Please type your application on this page or reproduce application of equal length on your computer. Please prepare proposals in a minimum of 10-point font. Teacher (Title, First Name, Last Name) Teacher E-mail Address Ms. Jade Johnson jrj6819@uncw.edu School Name Pine Valley Elementary School School Mailing Address City State Zip Code 2677 Pine Valley Rd. Wilmington North 28403 Carolina School Phone # School Fax # 910-867-7632 910-764-9800 School Principal (Title, First Name, Last Name) Principal’s Phone# Dr. Michael Putney 910-867-7634 Project Title Technology Updates Project Grade(s) No. of Children Involved Project Start Date (no Project End Date (no later than) earlier than 12/1) 2nd 22 2/14/2010 3/14/2010 Please describe the following in as much detail as possible within the space provided: • Student Learning Objectives The students will intergrate technology into their daily routine when they go to their “learning centers”. The students will learn to use technology as another learning strategy The students will learn research and study skills by using technological advancements. The students will learn the components and purposes of computers. • Methods of Instruction (What do you intend to do in your classroom with your students?) In the classroom, during the time that students go to their group learning centers, computers will begin to be implemented into the stations. The children will log onto the new computer and play one of the games purchased with the technology grant to further their knowledge in the area or subject. This will form new ideas of how fun learning can truly be for children in the 2nd grade. • Project Timeline (What activities happen and when?)
  3. 3. In mid-February the new computer and software will be ordered and delivered to the classroom. It will take approximately one week for the teacher to set everything up and download the games and software onto the new computer. After that, the students will begin learning how to play the games on the computer and begin to learn new ways to understand new material. This should all be accomplished by mid-March. At this time, there will be two assessments given to see how much the technology is paying off. • Method of Evaluation The children will be assessed in two different ways. The first way will be a navigation test to see if they know how to work the computer and the software that was purchased. The second assessment will be a written test that tests them on the games and subjects that were supposed to be learning while on the computer. With a combination of these two evaluations, I can see if they know how to work the hardware and software properly, and if the information is useful and benefiting their learning. BUDGET List items to be purchased and costs. Combine like items so that there are no more than six categories. 1. Item #1 New Desktop Computer 400.00 2. Item #2 Microsoft Office 130.00 3. Item #3 Printer 70.00 nd 4. Item #4 Jumpstart advanced 2 grade 120.00 5. Item #5 Children’s talking dictionary 80.00 6. Item #6 Reading Blaster- Grammar 100.00 Total Request (may not exceed $1,000) 1,000 Please summarize your project idea and explain how the materials listed in the budget above will be used. My project idea is to purchase new technology for the classroom that will enrich their knowledge of technology but will also present a new and fun way to facilitate learning. The new desktop computer will be the foundation of all the learning that will take place. The printer will be used for printing materials off of websites that can be used as activities in the classrooms. Microsoft Office will be used by the students and the teachers. Word can be used for typing letters to parents but it can also be used for students to write stories. Excel will be used a lot by the teacher for having grade books using spreadsheets and Power point will be used a lot for presentations on the projector as a way to teach students not out of a workbook. The talking dictionary will be used for the students who cannot figure out how to say certain words. They can type them in and learn how to spell them! The rest of the software will be games and activities that can be used to teach lessons and chapters to students. CERTIFICATIONS “I certify that the proposed project is in addition to what I usually do to teach science or math to my students.”
  4. 4. Signature of Applicant (teacher) Jade Rachel Johnson Date 2/15/10 “I certify that the applying teacher is employed by my school, that I am aware of his/her project and that I will provide the support necessary to allow the project to take place in a timely fashion.” Signature of School Principal Dr. Michael Putney Date 2/15/10 Please check one below: __JRJ___ I teach at a public school; or _____ I teach at an eligible private (non-profit) school. Private school teachers must attach a IRS 501(c )(3) tax exemption letter or qualifying state tax exemption notice to the application. Applications without this documentation cannot be accepted. MAILING ADDRESS Please mail application and required documentation to: Grants Program for K-6 Science and Math Education Toshiba America Foundation 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor New York, NY 10020 Attachments or other supporting materials cannot be accepted. Applications sent by fax or E-mail will not be accepted. Toshiba America Foundation is a non-profit grant making organization that has been supporting improvements in science and math education through its grants program since 1990. The Foundation was created by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc. and the Toshiba America operating companies. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in the development of high technology products. The items I decided to purchase relate to The North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the NETS-T in many ways. My objectives for the children are based around the idea that integrating technology into the classroom will present them with greater challenges along with a lot of fun. They will use these items that were purchased in order to increase their knowledge of computers as well as to teach and apply higher order thinking skills. It will also be used to collect data from the students that show their familiarity to technology and if they learn well using the software. All of these ideas relate directly to the NETS-T standards which state some of the same ideas and objectives.

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