P-12

Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

2011-12 Title I School Improvement 1003 (a) STEM and ELA Enrichment
Professional Development in Advanced Coursework and Leadership Academies


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Description:

This grant is for Title I Districts in Need of Improvement – Years 3 through 9 (DINI 3-9) Corrective Action and Title I Districts that made Adequate Yearly Progress and were removed from identification as DINI 3-9 Corrective Action in August 2010 to develop:
  • Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and English Language Arts (ELA) enrichment programs for students,
  • professional development (PD) aimed at increasing student participation in Advanced Placement coursework, and
  • leadership academies for school administrators and teachers that wish to become administrators.
The STEM and ELA enrichment programs must target low performing students, levels 1 and 2.

Funding:

Grant amounts are based on the number of Level 1 and Level 2 students in each district in Mathematics and ELA, based on required NYS examinations. Districts are encouraged to collaborate with other districts receiving an allocation in order to maximize use of these funds. For example, neighboring districts may participate in the same leadership academy.

Due Date:

Applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2011. Grants may begin 4/1/11 and end 6/30/12. Submit one original and three (3) copies of completed application to:

Grants Management
Room 674 EBA
New York State Education Department
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: 2010 STEM, ELA, PD & Leadership Academy

Questions:

For additional information or assistance, please contact: Jonathan Jones at (518) 473-0295 or jjones2@mail.nysed.gov

Date Posted

December 28, 2010

Application Guidelines


Program Description

Title I School Improvement 1003 (a) funding is for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with the lowest-achieving schools that have the greatest need for the funds and demonstrate the strongest commitment to use the funds to raise significantly the achievement of their students in their persistently lowest-achieving schools.

The purpose of this grant is to support Title I Districts in Need of Improvement – Years 3 through 9 (DINI 3-9) Corrective Action or DINI Years 3-9 that made Adequate Yearly Progress and were removed from identification as DINI Years 3-9 Corrective Action in August 2010 to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and English Language Arts (ELA) enrichment programs for students, professional development for teachers that will enable them to develop curricula and teach college level coursework, and leadership academies for school administrators and teachers that wish to become administrators.

STEM and ELA learning opportunities may include after-school, weekend, and summer enrichment programs, as well as summer residential programs at colleges and universities. The programs must target students that are low performing (levels 1 and 2 on State assessments in the areas of ELA and mathematics). These academic enrichment experiences must encompass in-depth study, creative, hands-on learning that fosters higher level thinking, cooperative learning, and advanced problem solving. The goal is to help students develop an appreciation of and confidence in their ability to excel and succeed in school. Parent involvement activities and workshops to enable parents to better assist their students in achieving academic success should be integrated into these programs, as well as meaningful field trips. The involvement of mentors in these programs is highly encouraged as well.

The purpose of the professional development opportunities is to enable teachers to create curricula for and teach advanced placement classes. These opportunities must target middle and high school teachers that are directly associated with the STEM, ELA, and Leadership Academy programs.

Leadership academies must focus on developing the capacity of school principals and other school leaders to serve as instructional leaders with a focus on improving teaching and learning. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISSLC, 2008) Standards for School Leaders must be incorporated into all academy initiatives and offerings. Academies must:

  • be designed to provide support for principals from trained coaches;
  • be anchored by a research-based curriculum developed locally with involvement of principals and district level leaders;
  • have curriculum development facilitated by experts with a proven track record in providing high quality professional development with a demonstrated impact on improved instruction and student learning;
  • demonstrate high levels of principal and other school leader participation;
  • be tied to district and school improvement goals; and
  • include a formative and summative evaluation component.

Districts will be required to demonstrate and submit for approval evidence of purposeful planning, an academy description consistent with the above design elements, and research-based curriculum focused on developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective instructional leader. Collaboration with postsecondary institutions is encouraged.

Project Period and Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2011. Grants may begin 4/1/11 and end 6/30/12. Submit one original and three (3) copies of completed application to:

Grants Management
Room 674 EBA
New York State Education Department
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: 2010 STEM, ELA, PD & Leadership AcademyProject Funding

Below is the list of eligible districts and their allocations based on the number of non-proficient students in Mathematics and ELA. The selected LEAs have discretion in how to spend the allocations for the STEM and ELA enrichment programs and AP professional development. The allocations for the Leadership Academies are set amounts that must be spent exclusively for this purpose. Districts are encouraged to collaborate with other districts in participating in and implementing programs.

List of Eligible Districts and Their Allocations

District

STEM, ELA, PD

Leadership Academy

Amsterdam CSD

$64,240

$64,240

Binghamton CSD

$82,500

$82,500

Buffalo CSD

$770,000

$770,000

Central Islip UFSD

$109,120

$109,120

Newburgh CSD

$202,840

$202,840

NYC District # 3

$233,530

$233,530

NYC District # 7

$400,345

$400,345

NYC District # 8

$581,240

$581,240

NYC District # 9

$768,460

$768,460

NYC District # 17

$480,755

$480,755

NYC District # 18

$358,490

$358,490

NYC District # 19

$530,200

$530,200

NYC District # 29

$531,630

$531,630

Rochester CSD

$715,880

$715,880

Rome CSD

$61,380

$61,380

Schenectady CSD

$192,390

$192,390

Syracuse CSD

$493,955

$493,955

Utica CSD

$153,890

$153,890


Budget

The FS-10 budget form and related forms and guidelines are available at: http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/. The proposed budget will be reviewed for the appropriateness of the expenditures. Any items deemed to be non-allowable or inappropriate will be eliminated.

Application Submission Instructions

The application must include the following items in the following order.


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Last Updated: December 28, 2010