GOOD IDEA GRANTS 2014 – 2015

GOOD IDEA GRANTS 2014 – 2015

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday, July 18, 2014

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Good Idea Grants are designed to support K-12 teachers and schools in their efforts to encourage a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and requires students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution.  Students, therefore, become creative, innovative, and critical thinkers.

Grants up to $3,000 each will be awarded to support innovative programs that strive to increase student interest and academic achievement. 

Computers, laptops, notebooks, ipads, kindles and other such equipment shall be limited in the aggregate to no more than one per teacher or group of teachers.  Further, a request for such equipment will be considered only if it is integrated into a project plan tied to a comprehensive education effort, with preference given to those applications that do not include such equipment. 

Grant requests will NOT be considered for travel, inservice training, hiring of consultants and substitutes, awards, incentives, parties or other items generally provided by the State.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Eligible Good Idea Grant requests include programs that:

• Provide students developmentally appropriate opportunities to grow and become creative, innovative and critical thinkers. 
• Strengthen and expand opportunities for problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning, including those in after-school settings.
• Focus on core competencies using activities that support student application of classroom knowledge to real-life applications.

SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

• The extent to which the program Excites, Engages and Educates students in higher learning activities.
• Innovative, evidence-based program activities designed to increase the participation and academic achievement of students.  Activities and instruction should engage students in inquiry-based, hands-on learning of higher level concepts.
• Clearly defined measurements to support increased academic achievement.
• The sustainability of the project and whether it can be replicated in other classrooms and schools.
• Consideration will also be given to collaboration with at least one of the following: another school or schools in the complex, parents or guardians, a business or industry, or a community-based or non-profit organization that serves students in Hawaii.

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Return or e-mail your application by FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 to:

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation
P.O. Box 4148
Honolulu, HI 96812
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