Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant

Utah has been awarded $50,000 from CenturyLink for Education for classroom technology mini-grants which demonstrate innovative uses of technology in the classroom.

The grant’s purpose is to recognize, at the classroom level, those teachers desiring to integrate technology into their daily curriculum and to help expand or enhance their students’ learning experiences using technology.  Applicants are encouraged to create innovative teaching and learning projects and activities that take advantage of today's technology tools and resources to improve teaching and learning.  Applicants are encouraged to integrate technology across subject areas, engage students in project-producing events with measurable results, creatively use today’s telecommunication resources, and persuade other teachers and administrators to follow their example.

Any Utah public school teacher is eligible to submit for one grant award.The maximum grant request is $2500

Timeline
March 19, 2012: Grant officially opens
April 30, 2012: Grant applications must be received  by USOE
May 4, 2012: Grant applications will be read and scored
May 8, 2012: Notification of grant recipients will begin to be notified
May 31, 2012: All grant recipients will be notified
June - December 2012: Grant recipients begin implementing  their projects
December 31, 2012: Grant funds must be expended and reimbursement requests  submitted

For additional information and to download the grant application, please go to the CenturyLink Grant web site:
http://goo.gl/0JZQW

or contact

Rick Gaisford
Educational Technology Specialist
Utah State Office of Education
801-538-7798
Rick.Gaisford@schools.utah.gov