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1 Childrens Low-cost Laptop Program RFP Re-Released Webinar March 25, 2011

2 Notice – This webinar is being recorded. Please do not provide any student, personal or vendor information.

3 Webinar Documents Low-cost Laptops FY 2011 Children's Low-Cost Laptop Program Request for Re-Released Proposal Attachments – Appendix A Attachments RFP.

4 NOTE The re-released RFP has not been modified. Proposals that were not awarded first time around, readers comments are available.

5 Currently All available funding to the region that serves CPS has been obligated. Partial funding has been obligated to the counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and portion of Cook County outside of Chicago. $2.5 million remains available. Partial funding has been obligated to the remainder of the state. $700,000 remains available for grant awards.

6 Submitting for the First Time

7 Allowable Expenditures Low-cost laptops Network infrastructure to support wireless access points, cables and routers Replacement for any of the following low- cost laptop components: batteries, power cords, or other software and hardware.

8 Professional Development Applicants may request grant funds to pay teacher stipends and substitute recovery costs for certified teaching professionals from participating schools to attend ISBE-sponsored professional development activities.

9 Proposal Narrative Requirements Instructional Change Plan District Readiness (building, teachers, students, data for implementation) Survey of Stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, admin staff) Observation Plan of Technology Integration Instructional Change Plan and Budget Implementation Fidelity Instructional Improvement Sustainability

10 Timelines Proposals are due Monday, April 11 th at 5:00 p.m. It is attention of ISBE to approve projects and budgets for a two-year period including time remaining in FY2011 and for FY2012. One time two year grant. Budget all as if spending before July 1 st. Hardware purchase is first.

11 Readers Comments

12 Definition of Low-cost Laptop Under the law, the portable personal computing device suitable for use among school-aged children, under $ in initial cost or with a financed cost of under $ per year. For example, if district would like to purchase a $ lap and use in-kind funds to cover the remainder. Under the law, this is not allowable.

13 NOTE: Previous Grant Recipients Previous grant recipients must include a description of their participation in competitive ISBE grant programs designed specifically for targeting academic improvement, educator effectiveness and educational technology integration for the past five (5) years. (EETT Competitive, EETT and ARRA Competitive, Technology Immersion Pilot Project (TIPP), etc.)

14 Program Evaluation and Reporting Requirements Evaluation To assist districts in meeting this statutory requirement, grant recipients will participate in a statewide evaluation conducted by an independent evaluator. Utilization of the Illinois Data Portal

15 Getting Started Meeting of minds Create a vision Discuss the vision of what the school or classroom would like to do Instructional change model (Inquiry Base Learning, Project Base Learning, Montessori, Blooms Digital Taxonomy and ISTE NETS standards, etc)

16 Getting Started Gather needs evidence that has already been assembled SIP, DIP, TIP, etc Discuss the vision of what the school or classroom would like to do Student and Personnel Readiness Infrastructure Readiness

17 Appendix A Indicators Not in place, not addressed, or inadequate to meet project goals. Weak or Unclear many revisions needed to meet project goals Majority - Average important elements are missing or need revision to meet project goals.

18 Attachment 6 Infrastructure Readiness Checklist

19 Attachment 7 Student and Personnel Readiness Rubric

20 Grantwriting Hints State specifically what is being purchased. The portable personal computing device suitable for use among school-aged children must be under $ in initial cost or with a financed lease under $ per year. Do NOT use weasel words or cutesy words.

21 Grantwriting Hints How is this going to change the classroom? Careful with use of in-kind funds. Can be used for wiring, tech support, NOT machines. Spend out on hardware. Remaining funds can be carried over for other details of the grant.

22 Grantwriting Hints Sustainability: Concentrate on keeping the change to classroom instruction going, not on replacing hardware, etc. How will these changes from this project LAST?

23 Grantwriting Hints Use very clear and concise language – No Dissertation – No page limit Do research Collect data that match the vision Gather needs evidence Build your case Be specific Explain the process

24 Final Notes Proposals will be read in-house Check signatures – check, check Good Luck

25 Q and A


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