NCTIES

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Grants

Each year NCTIES offers three (3) $3000.00 grants that will be awarded for innovative, student-involved projects which effectively use technology. Each grant recipient will receive a check for $3000 and agree to present their project at the 2016 NCTIES Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. The winner will receive registration and one night’s lodging in addition to the check for the school. At that conference each winner will present a session concerning the product/project that was aided by the grant money.

Deadline

Emailed applications are due by January 7, 2015 5:00 pm EST. The applicant’s immediate supervisor must give permission for the winner to attend the 2015 conference in Raleigh.

An emailed acknowledgement of the applications will be returned quickly and the winners will be announced to all by February 4, 2015 by email.

Eligibility

You must be an NCTIES member. If you attended last year’s conference, you are a member automatically. You can also become a member as you register for this year’s conference. Membership alone is $15.
You must be working with students to develop student-produced projects.

Excluded

• Staff development projects
• Stipends
• Money for food or entertainment
• Schools or individuals who have received the grant in the past 3 years

Application

Do not exceed 5 printed, double-spaced pages (not including the title page)
Title Page must include:
Name, position, school name and address, email, phone, fax number.
Supervisor’s name, position, address, email, phone, fax numbers.
Supervisor can send email confirming that they approve the application and that you may attend the conference if you are the winner.

Project Proposal

Title
Goals and evidence of need
Description of the project with the target group’s ages, learning characteristics, and the number involved
Correlation to curriculum and/or benchmarks
Procedures and/or methods of implementation
Timeline
Description of the project evaluation
Project costs, including each item to be purchased and the vendor name and address

Evaluation Criteria

Student Involvement – The project provides hands-on technology use and is not just an equipment purchase for instructor use.
Creativity – The project is innovative and challenging to students.
Goal(s) – The project is clearly defined and designed to enhance the educational experience of the students’ learning.
Educational Technology Value – The project is consistent with stated curriculum objectives.
Evaluation – Plans for evaluating the effectiveness of the project are appropriate and adequate.

Email Application

To: scott.smith@ncties.org no later than January 7, 2015, 5:00 pm EST (Applications received after this time will not be considered). A confirmation email reply will be sent.

The grant money will be awarded during the 2015 NCTIES Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. You must be present to receive your check.