The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology Team announces the 2013-2014 Tech For Learning Communities (TLC) Capacity Building Grant is now open!
This is a non-competitive grant—first in, first funded—so time is of the essence! 15 PEAs will be awarded the grant; preference will be given for PEAs who have not yet participated.
To lay the foundation for capacity building and systemic change in their schools, teams of educators known as Tech for Learning Communities (TLCs) will participate in 13 days of training workshops in fundamentals of assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning during the school year 2013-2014. Training will be conducted by internationally recognized leaders of assistive technology (AT) with support provided by the Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), AT Team. All team members are expected to contribute to the training of other education professionals in the home public education agency (PEA).
ADE/ESS is extending an invitation for eligible district or charter schools to apply for this grant-supported team training program. The program includes a series of outcome-driven training events over a one-year period. At the end of the year, the team will be equipped to more fully apply new skills while working with students with disabilities.
Grant funding is allowed for up to five team members per to pay for the following training-related expenditures:
- Team training registration, which includes breakfast, lunch, and break snacks on training days
- Teacher substitutes for members to attend scheduled trainings
- Travel expenses for teams whose school sites are located a minimum of 50 miles from the training site (i.e., mileage, lodging, and meals that are not covered by the team registration fee)
- Printed and online resources and materials distributed in the trainings that are aligned with training content
Seven hours of continuing education units (CEUs) per team member for participation in each training day will be awarded.
The Fund Alert for the 2013-2014 TLC Grant can be found on the Grants Management Application – http://www.ade.az.gov/GME/FundingProfileView/FundingProfileSummary.asp?ID=776.
The files required for the grant application can be found here: http://www.ade.az.gov/GME/FundingProfileView/FundingProfileFiles.asp?ID=776.
|2013-2014 TLC Training Calendar and Venue|
|September 11-12, 2013||Hilton Phoenix Airport, Phoenix|
|October 30-31, 2013||High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff|
|December 4-5, 2013||Westward Look Resort and Spa, Tucson|
|January 15-16, 2014||Hilton Phoenix Airport, Phoenix|
|February 12-13, 2014||Hilton Phoenix Airport, Phoenix|
|March 19-20, 2014||Hilton Phoenix Airport, Phoenix|
|April 30, 2014||ADE/ESS Office
3300 North Central Ave., Phoenix
For more information or if you have questions about the grant or the application process, please contact Ramona Minter at: (602) 542- 3852 or Ramona.Minter@azed.gov.
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