DOE extends deadline for computer, school design grants

Nov. 9 is deadline to apply for $1.4 million worth of grants

The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is committed to advancing the implementation of Computer Science (CS) Standards through targeted professional development, exemplar units of study, teacher collaboration and innovative school design. The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design (OCID) has dedicated $425,000 in general funds to support this commitment.

Computer Science grants will provide awards between $15,000 and $75,000 to K-8 consortia demonstrating the ability to address the following desired outcomes:

  • To support Computer Science implementation in K-8 schools to increase interest and participation in CS courses offered by high schools. (Meeting the 2022 goal of having every high school offer at least one Computer Science course.)
  • To identify powerful teaching practices and instructional strategies.
  • To document changes in practice systemically noting direct impact on complex, school, or classroom design.

Access Innovation Grant Overview, Packet, and Timeline here: goo.gl/j9v7gj

$1 Million worth of school design innovation grants 

To further support innovation in public schools, HIDOE has dedicated $1,000,000 in State general funds to support the second cycle of School Design Innovation Grants. A concurrent grant, Computer Science Innovation Grant (CSIG) is open for HIDOE schools to apply for funds centered  Computer Science efforts. 

Administered by the Office of Strategy, Innovation, and Performance, this grant opportunity is open to all HIDOE schools with the capacity to improve student achievement and academic attainment. Grant applications will be evaluated by a grant review committee comprised of State education leaders.

School Design Innovation Grants will provide HIDOE schools with awards between $10,000 and $250,000 to pilot highly innovative programs that meet the following expectations:

  • Targets root causes of challenging and complex problems by utilizing improvement mindsets
  • Improves existing school organizations and systems
  • Plans for sustained transformation
  • Aligns to the Innovation Grant Principles.

As a result, HIDOE seeks to fund grant programs that meet the Innovative Grant Principles.

Access Innovation Grant Overview, Packet, and Timeline here: goo.gl/j9v7gj

Submit your completed application online that includes answers to the application questionnaire, scope of work chart, and budget spreadsheet. Deadline extended to 4 p.m. HST, Friday, Nov. 9.

Questions should be directed to innovation@notes.K12.hi.us.

Author: Keoki Kerr

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