iPad Grant for Teachers 2011
Due October 7th, 5pm
Interested and eligible teachers who are recommended by their Tech Liaison may apply for this grant. Teachers who are awarded the grant will be provided a new district iPad and will attend 5 District Technology Trainings to help them to increase their own technology proficiency and to integrate technology into their classroom curriculum. (Scheduled to start in early October, 2011) The iPad will remain district property but the teacher will be able to keep the iPad as long as they continue to be a PVUSD employee. Teachers will receive support from their site’s Technology Liaison as well as the District’s Instructional Technology Coordinator and other district technology instructors.
All iPad grant applications must be submitted using our online form. Only completed applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.
*NOTE: Each applicant to the iPad grant is REQUIRED to produce and submit an original one minute video on “Technology in the Classroom.” Be as creative as you like.
Once you create the video, you must post it on the Web - YouTube or another location for us to view, then paste the specific URL for your video into the appropriate field on the application. We will not accept videos by email, and we will not watch more than one minute. So, make it count!
This video is a very important part of your application. The task is designed to demonstrate your technical ability, your resourcefulness, your commitment, and your unique personality and interests. We realize that you may have never produced a video before and that you may not own video equipment, but through perseverance we are confident you can find a way to meet this requirement. You do not need to be in the video, but please do not submit videos produced for another project or videos created by others. We're specifically looking for teachers that creatively address the above topic in an original way. Please be sure not to mark your video “private,” as the selection committee will be unable to view your submission.
The deadline for applying is October 7th at 5pm.
For a complete description of the iPad grant please see the iPad Grant Agreement Form.
iPad Grant Application Form (to submit your video)
Model Technology Classroom Grant
Due October 14th, 4:30PM
Pajaro Valley Unified School District is working with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to identify teachers to implement model technology classrooms within the school district. . These model classrooms will be equipped with technologies such as SMART Boards, Voice Amplification systems, iPads, scientific probe-ware, document cameras and student responders. The goal is to create model technology classrooms with a variety of instructional tools to help demonstrate to county educators and community members what a well-equipped classroom would look like and how well prepared educators could function within a classroom that was equipped with technology tools. The model classrooms are to be fully functional by spring 2012 when people will begin to view the technology and teaching in action.
The Model Technology classroom Grant will equip 3-6 selected classrooms in PVUSD with a variety of the latest technology tools to support instruction. In addition to the technology, teachers will also receive professional development over the course of 2 years to assist them in integrating the technology in their classrooms and improving student achievement. Teachers can apply by themselves or as a team of 2 from the same school. Accepted teachers will have technology purchased for them, professional development time they must attend, and will attend a conference in late June 2012. They will also have outside visitors come to observe their model technology classrooms throughout the two year program.
To apply for the grant use the template below o prepare your answers before submitting your answers online.
Requirements for grant participation:
3 days of professional development year 1
2 days of professional development year 2
2 after school meetings year 1
2 after school meetings year 2
Participation of online discussions
Classroom observations by community members and educators
Attendance of ISTE Conference June 24-27, 2012
For a complete description of the grant and the requirements please read the Model Technology Classroom Grant Worksheet. (Please use this worksheet to prepare your answers before visiting the online application form. This will save you time and prevent any errors of losing your work as you type in your answers.)
Model Technology Classroom Grant Online Application Form (This form is only accessible while on the PVUSD network)
The deadline for applying is October 14th at 4:30pm.
You may want to review these websites to get ideas to help you answer the application’s questions: