• 2020-2021 Alvin ISD Education Foundation Call for Grants
     
    This year the Alvin ISD Education Foundation is using a brand-new online Grant application program for our Innovative Teaching Grants.

    Please look over the instructions and application carefully since there are several changes.

    Grant Application Instructions:

    1. Click on the link https://alvinisd.academicworks.com/opportunities/330

    2. Use your Alvin ISD log in

    3. Fill in your grant application. With this program, you can come back to your application as you have time.

    4. Fill out the Budget and check your math.

    5. NEW! Principal Approval Form is required. Download, fill in and submit to your principal for signature.

    6. NEW! Technology Approval Form is required for grants requesting technology.

    7. Complete your grant, upload your forms, and submit by March 3, 2020 4:00 pm
     

    2020-2021 Alvin ISD Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grants

     

    Grant Guidelines

    Purpose

    The Innovative Teaching Grant Program is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches that accomplish program objectives.

     

    Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants

    Individual teachers and teams of teachers who are employed by the Alvin ISD and are involved in the instruction of students may apply for grants. (A teacher’s name should appear on only TWO applications per school year.)

     

    Eligible Proposals

    Innovative and instructional approaches or projects that meet the selection criteria will be considered for implementation during the 2020 - 2021 school year. Each grant application must stand alone. Identical grants will not be considered. Additional grant applications that “piggy-back” a proposed project will nullify all related requests.

     

    Technology Approval Form

    Grant applications requesting supplies or items including technology must have a Technology Approval Form included. Requests must be made before February 25, 2020 to John Wilds jwilds@alvinisd.net. The form and information are on the Foundation website. www.alvinisd.net/educationfoundation

     

    Principal Approval Form

    Grant applications must include a Principal Approval Form. Submit to your principal/director by February 25, 2020 so they have time to review, make suggestions and return the form to you. The form and information are on the Foundation website. www.alvinisd.net/educationfoundation

     

    Award of Funds

    Grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded to individual teachers or teams of teachers. The overall number of grants awarded will depend upon funds available from the Alvin ISD Education Foundation.

     

    Timeline

    February 3, 2020 – Grant application online line and grant criteria available via district email and the Education Foundation website.

     

    March 3, 2020 by 4 p.m. – Completed applications due online only

    Late applications as well as applications that are incomplete will not be considered.

     

    April 2019 – Grants awarded to recipients during the surprise 2020 Winners Wagon.

     

    May 1, 2021 - The Alvin ISD Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant Recipient Evaluation Form will be due and/or included with application for a continuation grant.

     

    How to Apply

     

     

    Application DUE DATE: March 3, 2020

    Selection Criteria:

     

    1. The degree to which the proposal addresses important program objectives that directly influence student learning and success
    2. The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of objectives. (It should address a new project as opposed to one accomplished or under way)
    3. The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including (a) specificity of objectives; (b) clarity of the description of instructional strategies, methods or activities.
    4. The degree to which teacher involvement is clearly stated and evident to the grant reader.
    5. The degree to which evaluation procedures are incorporated in the proposal.
    6. The degree to which correctness and thoroughness of writing mechanics are used. Use complete sentences that illustrate editing for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. The degree to which your application reflects how well-planned your project is.
    7. Try to avoid the use of acronyms within the body of your application. If used, the full name should be included at least once. (DEAR – Drop Everything and Read) Several members of the grant committee are not educators and are not familiar with education terms.

     

    Selection Process:

     

    1. 2020-2021 Innovative Teaching Grants are online using the NEW grant application system.
    2. 2020-2021 Completed Grant Applications must be submitted by 4 pm on March 3, 2020
    3. Grant applications must include a Principal Approval Form found on the Foundation website.
    4. Applications will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the Grant Application Review Committee.
    5. If recommended for funding, the application will be presented to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for review and formal approval.
    6. Funds for awarded grants will be available after July 1, 2020.

     

    Responsibilities of Grant Recipients:

     

    1. Use the awarded funds for the purposes intended.
    2. Submit a completed grant evaluation form and additional required items to the Alvin ISD Education Foundation office by May 1, 2021. Be prepared to present how the grant was utilized at an Alvin ISD Education Foundation Board meeting.
    3. Agree to share successful procedures in staff development sessions.
    4. Notify the Foundation if you transfer to another campus or if you leave Alvin ISD.
    5. Grant recipients transferring to other Alvin ISD campuses will be allowed to `transfer funded grants only with the approval of both campus principals.
    6. Grant recipients leaving Alvin ISD will forfeit funds and the grants.

     

    If you are awarded a grant and you would like to reapply for the same grant the following school year, you may do so but a NEW application must be submitted. Grants will be funded for a maximum of two years.

     


    Be Aware Of

    1. If asking for consumables, such as "Scholastic Publications", be specific as to how they will be used in an innovative manner.
    2. Do not ask for salary, furniture (unless it is used in an innovative approach, the Foundation does not fund items that should be supplied by Alvin ISD), or food for incentives and be careful when asking for any incentives.
    3. Software will be considered IF it is pertinent to the successful implementation of the grant.
    4. Budget Form must be complete and correct. Check your math.
    5. Editing and computation skills are important factors when evaluating the planning and implementation of your proposed grant. Check your grammar and your math.
    6. If the entire amount of the project is above the maximum $1,000 request include where the balance will come from. Outside funding, campus budget?

     

    Grant applications MUST be submitted through the online Grant Application program by 4:00 P.M. March 3, 2020. For additional information, contact Sheila Olson at solson@alvin.net or call: 281-331-2586.