Michigan Resources for Educational Technology Readiness

Article | 09.08.2020

Mr. Scott Brune, president and CEO of Wright & Hunter, a consulting firm specializing in educational technology and security for Pk-12 school districts presented as a part of August 26, 2020 Wednesdays with Wightman Town Hall session. As a part of his presentation, he shared several resources and links which are highlighted below. 




COVID-19 GRANTS

Hundreds of companies are offering assistance to schools during the COVID-19 crisis. TheJournal.com has a resource page dedicated to these COVID-19 grants and resources. Please see the list of grant opportunities here (includes daily updates).


CURRENT GRANTS

BetterLesson Matching Grant Program

Sponsor: BetterLesson
Award: $30,000 to $150,000 in matching, in-kind awards
Number of Awards: Up to 30
Application Deadline: September 4, 2020

Code Games

Sponsor: XPRIZE Connect
Award: Cash prizes of $1,000 to $2,000, with multiple awards available for each entrant
Number of Awards: Not specified
Application Deadline: October 14, 2020


QUARTERLY GRANTS

MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers

Sponsor: Educators of America
Award: Equipment (varies by request)
Number of Awards: Not specified
Application Deadline: Ongoing (Quarterly: January, April, July, October)


Mobile Beacon Connect for Success

Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
Award: Up to 25 laptops and 4G LTE hotspots with free 4G LTE high-speed Internet service for 12 months
Number of Awards: Not specified
Application Deadline: Ongoing (quarterly)


ONGOING GRANTS

American Honda Foundation STEM Grants

Award: $20,000 to $75,000
Application Deadline: February 1 and August 1 for new organizations; May 1 for returning organizations


NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants
Award: $2,000 or $5,000
Application Deadline: February 1, June 1 and October 15 of each year


SparkFun Community Partner Program

Award: STEM/STEAM-related prize packages, event, and team sponsorships and other types of support


Adopt a Classroom 

Brinker International Grants 

Brown Rudnick Community Grants 

Corning Foundation Grants 

DonorsChoose.org 

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants
Award: No more than 10 percent of an organization's annual operating expenses or 25 percent of the total budget of the funded project; awards have ranged from the hundreds to the millions of dollars.
Naiku Innovative Teacher Grant 

Sony Grants for Education

 

TAF Project-Based Learning Grants for Grades 6–12
Award: Two categories: Up to $5,000 and more than $5,000
Application Deadline: Up to $5,000 awarded on a rolling basis; February 1 deadline for applications for more than $5,000


online teaching resources

Zoom:

https://msu.zoom.us/profile

https://msu.zoom.us


Zoom Basics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV8sBX6vAVE&feature=youtu.be

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115003322603-Zoom-Rooms-Display-Options 

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004802843-Side-by-Side-Mode-for-Screen-Sharing

https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/Zoom+Tutorial+for+WRAC+Instructors/1_i66ne61n


WRAC/CAL: Creating Online Spaces 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MUw2H5EAF2IgBYHqQ49HalVmqznAQY8v0KWGzXBxGTU/edit#slide=id.g81580e1dd1_0_0 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p6Ur-539X_zl5ueueI78VkaAiMW3dFZt 

https://tech.msu.edu/about/guidelines-policies/keep-teaching-guide-to-moving-classes-online/ 

http://edtech.cal.msu.edu/remote-teaching/intro-to-remote-teaching-workshop/


ELi:

https://elireview.com/support/lms/msu/ 

https://elireview.com/2020/03/02/an-invitation-from-eli-about-covid-19-prep/ 

http://www.owicommunity.org/2020-owi-symposium.html


Here is a complete summary of the meeting


For a complete list of additional resources, check out the presentation used at the Wednesdays with Wightman session. 

Michigan Resources for Educational Technology Readiness.pdf


To learn more about Wright & Hunter, visit their website.


Here is a recording of the session for additional reference.


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