Hawaii public school educators are encouraged to apply for a Hawaii State Department of Education Innovation Grant to design and develop distance learning units of study.
HIDOE and public charter school teachers are encouraged to work collaboratively in teams or individually to design various curriculums to support fellow educators who are engaged in distance learning or hybrid classrooms.
Priority will be given to curricular designs that can be scalable across grade levels, schools, and communities that effectively address ELA and Math Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, as well as important teaching and learning experiences that advance areas such as:
Similar to previous Innovation Grant awards, all recipients will advance the strategic goals of the HIDOE via the Promise Plan: Hawai’i, Equity, School Design, Empowerment, and Innovation.
The Innovation Grant 2021 will be awarded to HIDOE and Charter project lead teachers whose innovative units of study meet the following criteria:
The Leadership Institute will host “Happy Half-Hour” information sessions that give an overview of this year’s innovative process. Teachers may opt to attend one of these virtual sessions offered on Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Educators interested in designing student learning are invited to gather at the virtual Creative Café to prepare a unit of study submission on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Sign-up details are available at http://bit.ly/innovation2021.
Other important information for this year’s Innovation Grant are as follows:
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Leadership Institute at (808) 305-4461.
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