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1Eager to get technology for your classroom? Grant Writing Skills You Need NowSeptember 22, 201022Use Phone1. Call toll-free #2. Enter the Access Code3. Enter your Attendee IDORThrough your ComputerGrant Writing Skills You Need NowEvent Access Information Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 from 6-7 PM EDT12 2Two ways to listen:Please enter all 3 # ---including access code & attendee ID13Commonly Asked Questions1. Will I be able to get copies of the slides after the event?2. Is this Web seminar being taped so I or others can view it after the fact? YesYes44Ask questions by CHAT to Presenter & HostQuestions?Format: Your First Name, Your State, Email Address: QuestionFor example:Scott from Arizona, scottp@gmail.com: Is there a listing of all technology grants available for math or science?5HostJaya plays a key role in identifying tools, resources and programs for pre-service and alternative certified math and science teachers , middle grades math educators and college math instructors and faculty. Jaya TharimalaNational Educator SupportTexas Instruments66Presenter and Guest SpeakerLouise ChapmanVolusia County SchoolsPort Orange, FL 25-year teaching veteran and experienced grant writer Active in field research using data collection technology since 1996 Worked with the T Environmental Science Writing Team and the Biosphere II pilot site in Arizona in 1999 Trained students in K-college touse data collection and graphing technology since 20007Grant Writing Skills You Need NowWelcome to Grant Writing Skills! Tight budgets at every level have led to a need to be grant savvy to purchase equipment, materials, and supplies for the classroom This workshop is intended to support your grant writing efforts.8Grant Writing Skills Learning ObjectivesBy the end of this Webinar, you will be able to: Interpret grant requirements Define key terminology related to grants Choose the appropriate funding source Make plans if funding is not granted99Grant Writing Skills Agenda Topic 1- Determining What You Want to Do and What You Need to Do It Topic 2- Finding a Source of Money Topic 3- How to Garner Support and Partnerships Topic 4- Grant Terminology Topic 5- Steps to Writing a Grant10Topic 1: Determining What You Want To Do Decide what it is you want to do. Decide what you need and how much it will cost. Find a grant or foundation that will allow you to do that.11 Do you want to change behavior, change curriculum, add more hands-on, increase girls participation, increase attendance, or get more students to teach each other students? Do you need a lot of money or will seed money do? Can you accomplish your task with $1000 or will $100 do?Topic 1: Determining What You Want To Do 12 Do you need technology? Equipment? Supplies? Mentors? Cash? Donations? What is the minimum you can use and what is the maximum you can handle? How much will you have to do to get what you need? Every grant has reports tied to it.1313Grant Writing Skills Agenda Topic 1- Determining What You Want to Do and What You Need to Do It Topic 2- Finding a Source of Money Topic 3- How to Garner Support and Partnerships Topic 4- Grant Terminology Topic 5- Steps to Writing a Grant14Topic 2: Finding A Source of Money Learning to ask is the key. Scrounging is a teachers middle name. Find the right grant for the right need. Do I want a small grant, large grant, corporate grant, or a foundation grant?15What Will This Grant Fund? Believe me, if it says it will not pay for technology, it wont! Believe me, if it says 4 pages total, they will just pull off the last 15 or 19 page entry. 90% of grant applications fail because the applicant fails to follow simple instructions.16What do they want? You must address what they are asking you for, not what you would like to talk about. Think of a crossword puzzle and realize that everything must fit just right. Follow the guidelines. Realize that without a track record you may not get everything you ask for. The more grants you complete the more money people will want to give you. 17KEEP TRACK! Keep track of the money you spend. Think spreadsheet. Keep track of people involved and what they are doing and how often they are doing it. Meet your deadlines or explain why.If Florida is on fire and you cant take 300 kids in the woods today then explain that to them.18 Grant strategies and grant writing tips from TI http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/funding_grantstrategies.html http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/sectionHome/grantwriting.html Wal-mart Target Field Trip Grants!Helpful URLshttp://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/funding_grantstrategies.htmlhttp://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/funding_grantstrategies.htmlhttp://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/funding_grantstrategies.htmlhttp://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/sectionHome/grantwriting.htmlhttp://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/sectionHome/grantwriting.html19Remember that nothing is free! There are things you need to do for the grant and requirements you need to meet. There is nothing worse then taking money and not using it or spending it the wrong way. If you need to change your budget tell them in writing and give them the reasons why. Most grants follow the 10% rule. 2020Grant Writing Skills Agenda Topic 1- Determining What You Want to Do and What You Need to Do It Topic 2- Finding a Source of Money Topic 3- How to Garner Support and Partnerships Topic 4- Grant Terminology Topic 5- Steps to Writing a Grant21Topic 3: How to Garner Support and Partnerships? Spread the word for what you need. I still get two or three fish tanks donated each year. Try it out on a small scale and then see what works. Keep what works and get rid of the rest. Set up activity stations and then add more. 22Get Help When you Need It! Ask in your county: Do you have a grants specialist? Ask if anyone you know has received one of these grants before. Ask the granting agency for someone to mentor you. For example, each National Service Learning Leader School is responsible for sharing their knowledge and helping others write service learning grants. Every state has these.23What is a partner and how to find one! Volunteers already working with you Businesses already helping you Mentors, scientists, agencies already working with you All around you there are partners. Your students, parents, administrators, fellow teachers, and anyone else you know may be able to suggest a partner to help you.2424Grant Writing Skills Agenda Topic 1- Determining What You Want to Do and What You Need to Do It Topic 2- Finding a Source of Money Topic 3- How to Garner Support and Partnerships Topic 4- Grant Terminology Topic 5- Steps to Writing a Grant25Topic 4: Grant TerminologyWhat are Matching Funds? This means that for every $1 you receive from a grant you will receive a $1 from John Smith or Mary Doe for the project. Matching funds requires actual cash for the project to match the grant funding amount.26What is In-kind? In-kind means any contribution of supplies, materials, equipment etc. For most grants, human resources fall under in-kind but most grants separate it out to help with record keeping.27What are Human Resources and how are they valued? These are volunteer hours from scientists, mentors, business people, etc. that are valued at a set rate per hour. For example, in the State of Florida you can count $18.00 per hour for each volunteer you can DOCUMENT! So create a sign-in sheet with names, dates, and times and have your volunteers sign-in every time they work with you.28Get It Written and Then Get Help Again! Get the English Department to proof it. Get someone out of field to read it. See if your goals are clear to them. Dont be discouraged if at first you dont succeed. Keep trying and call the agency and ask what you can do to improve for next time. Expect to get half the budget you ask for and plan what you can get done on that.2929Grant Writing Skills Agenda Topic 1- Determining What You Want to Do and What You Need to Do It Topic 2- Finding a Source of Money Topic 3- How to Garner Support and Partnerships Topic 4- Grant Terminology Topic 5- Steps to Writing a Grant30Topic 5: Steps to Writing a GrantSAMPLE Grant Application- based on FUTURES Foundation Grant1. School2. School Bookkeepers name:3. Name of Applicant4. Project Title31Grant Name or Title:1.2.3.32Data Usually Required for Grant Reporting: Grade level/Class designation Names/aide letters= just for you Sex of student GPA Ethnicity Race Socio-Economic status At-risk..Low performing status33Number of Students Involved in the Project Keep track of those directly impacted-this is your primary focus for FUTURES Keep track of those indirectly impacted-this is your primary focus for dissemination34Needs for the project: Dont forget the hidden ones!1. Personnel2. Equipment3. Supplies4. Facilities5. Sustainability35Needs:1.2.3.36Budget Selections: Did you check the warehouse or your own suppliers? Did you check the state bid quotes? Did you price the local stores? Is there a large discount for teachers? Is there a clearly related activity to the purchase of this item? Be sure to include on every item especially technology.37Justification for Expenses:1.2.3.38Describe Your Project: Who What Project Duration Where39Goal of your proposal? Buy paper? Have students write more often to increase _________ skill and ________ achievement?40How will this enhance your students or classroom? In what ways? Why would this be needed or important? Remember with a corporate grant or an organization grant include how this would support their mission.41Assessment/ Quantitative Data/ Academic Gains:1. pre/post///comparison of test scores///achievement levels///student portfolio using rubric///2. details of activities3. low performing- how were they specifically impacted?42Partners:1. Who?2. What?3. How often?43If You Succeed: Let us know. Meet with your Partners and make a plan. Check over your budget and make changes based on what your funding has allowed. Keep track of your efforts, send pictures, thank-you notes, and keep records of everything from funds spent to volunteer time logged.44If you dont succeed! Let me know and lets talk if you want. Try again. Check with your judges if you can. Every grant will send you the judges score sheets upon request. Also, ask for copies of winning grants. Try again. TRY AGAIN BUT WITH A DIFFERENT GRANTOR.45While youre waiting for grant news Resources from TI that can help in the short term: Borrow TI Technology http://education.ti.com > Search for workshop loan Technology Rewards http://education.ti.com/us/techrewardshttp://education.ti.com/http://education.ti.com/us/techrewards46Contact informationPlease email jtharimala@ti.com with questions and feedback about todays webinar. mailto:jtharimala@ti.com4747Ask questions by CHAT to Presenter & HostQuestions?Format: Your First Name, Your State, email address: QuestionFor example:Scott from Arizona, scottp@gmail.com: Is there a listing of all technology grants available for math or science?4848Thank you for attendingFeedbackPlease send your feedback to jtharimala@ti.com. education.ti.comedtech_webinars@list.ti.commailto:jtharimala@ti.com