Implementing Effective Use of Technology

Implementing Effective Use of Technology Grant for OER or CS - Cohort 1 (competitive)

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) supports learners through advocating for equitable access to resources such as professional development, supporting classroom materials, and integrated lessons. Two important areas that provide equitable access to learners are implementing computer science standards and using open educational resources (OER). Critical thinking and problem solving skills are the foundations of computer science and can be integrated into all core academic areas. OERs are open license and allow teachers to change and improve resources without worry of copyright or fair use violations, making them "better than free."

Implementing Effective Use of Technology Grant  for OER or CS - Cohort 1 (competitive) Application Window opens Monday, October 10, 2022 at 7 am EDT, applications close on November 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT (Noon).  MDE is offering a competitive grant open to ISDs, LEAs, and PSAs. Awardees may receive up to $20,000 for the implementation of CS standards and up to $14,500 for the implementation of OER. Previous recipients may apply for funding at a slightly reduced amount.

One technical assistance webinar will be offered. Advance registration is required by signing up via the link below. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar will be recorded and posted below. 

Friday, October 14, 10-11 am EDT Live Recording 

Monday, October 24, 12:30-1:30 pm EDT

Proposed Award notifications: by January 1, 2023

 

Proposed Cohort 2 applications open: January 15, 2023

For more information, please refer to the Implementing Effective Use of Technology Grant Overview document. Questions can be emailed to MDE-EdTech@michigan.gov.