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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2012

Fund Code: 777-D
ARRA Title IID Professional Development Grants

Funds Allocated: $ 75,000 (Federal)
Funds Requested: $ 110,200
Purpose: The purpose of this six month federal grant program is to enhance and deliver the four online professional development courses designed, developed, and piloted by Round 1 grant recipients (courses on engineering, writing, adolescent literacy, and history). The enhancement and course revision include adapting the program evaluator's recommendations and the Department's content specialists' feedback. After finalizing the courses, the new grant recipients will work with the Department to deliver the courses in the summer of 2012 as online professional development institutes to assist teachers in closing the achievement gap in their schools and improving student learning.
Number of Proposals Received: 3
Number of Proposals Recommended: 3
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 0
Result of Funding: This program will support seven school districts to partner with WGBH Educational Foundation to develop and pilot online courses on engineering, American history, and adolescent literacy. Approximately thirty educators will participate in the development of these courses. These three online courses will be offered to approximately sixty teachers across the state as part of the Department's Professional Development Institutes during the summer of 2012. The courses will be owned by the Department so that they can be repeated as needed.

Grant awards range from $23,000 to $28,000.
RecipientAmount
Everett Public Schools (with Malden and Medford Public Schools)28,000
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical School District (with Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical School District, Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District, and Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical School District)24,000
Worcester Public Schools23,000
Total (Federal) Funds$75,000


Last Updated: February 29, 2012
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