Technology Grants

Grants Currently Active


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TARGET I, Cycle 3 (Laredo ISD and Plano ISD)

Laredo ISD
Plano ISD

Year 1 - $631,337
Year 2 - $473,502

Summary: The TARGET grant will provide training to middle school teachers to acquire the skills, knowledge and strategies necessary to integrate technology into the curricula and instruction. Teachers will develop an individualized Technology Growth Plan (TGP) to assist in targeting professional development activities to their specific needs. Teachers will access technology-rich curriculum for use specifically with at-risk students and increase parental involvement. The TARGET grant will provide additional funds to continue to provide state-of-the-art technologies (e.g. computers, Internet access and software) and professional development, technology trainers and technicians for teachers and students to ensure student success.

 

Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP) Grant Program - Round 2

The Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP) project was founded by the Texas Education Agency in 2004. TIP is pioneering a new concept in education technology called “technology immersion”. Technology immersion involves bundling together into one package all of the technology goods and services necessary to allow teachers to teach and students to learn anytime, anywhere, and then funding schools to implement the immersion package. Twenty three school districts in Texas are being funded with grants from the Texas Education Agency’s TIP project to implement a technology immersion package on one or more of their campuses.

What is Technology Immersion?

“Technology immersion” involves providing teachers and students with all of the tools they need to put teaching and technology on equal footings. Technology immersion is not just giving laptop computers to teachers and students—many schools have that. Instead, technology immersion is giving all of the hardware, software, online content, training and follow-up support necessary to make a campus completely technology-enabled, giving all of those tools to both teachers and students simultaneously, and then allowing them to take that technology with them wherever they go.

What is In a Technology Immersion Package?

The blueprint for a technology immersion package contains six vital components:

1. A wireless notebook computer
2. Online learning resources across the curriculum including in the four core subject areas of science, math, social studies and English Language Arts
3. Online diagnostic assessment tools that pinpoint student strengths and weaknesses in various subject areas
4. Word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, Internet browsing and other productivity software
5. Significant amounts of professional development in how to use and teach with all of the package’s resources, and
6. Technical support for all of the package components

Leading hardware, software, education content, assessment and service providers have teamed up to offer five different technology immersion packages to TIP project schools.

**visit http://www.txtip.info/images/TIP_Briefing_Paper.doc
to see full document**

TARGET I, Cycle 3 Region I

Region 01 ESC
Donna ISD
Edcouch-Elsa ISD
Edinburg ISD
Hidalgo ISD
La Feria ISD
La Joya ISD
La Villa ISD
Laredo ISD
Lasara ISD
Mercedes ISD
Mission ISD
Point Isabel ISD
Raymondville ISD
Rio Grande City CISD
Roma ISD
San Benito ISD
Santa Maria ISD
Sharyland ISD
United ISD
Valley View ISD
Weslaco ISD
Zapata CISD
I.D.E.A. Academy
Diocese of Brownsville
Diocese of Laredo
St. Paul Lutheran
Valley Grande Academy

Year 1 - $900,000
Year 2 - $675,000

Summary: Maximizing Achievement Through Technology (MaXtech) primary purpose is to improve academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students in grades 3, 4 and 5 by fully integrating technology into the curriculum to lay a foundation for ensuring that all students will be technologically literate by the time they finish the eighth grade. Strategies include online curriculum resources that support the Technology Applications TEKS, professional development for teachers with access to online resources that support the integration of technology into content learning, and hardware and software that support technology-infused learning in the classroom.

Dell Tech Know

Currently not available.

 

Title II Part D

Currently not available.

TARGET I Cycle 3, ESC Region XI

ESC Region XI
Birdville ISD
Austin ISD
Brownwood ISD
Colorado ISD
Corpus Christi ISD
Dallas ISD
Eagle Pass ISD
Harlingen CISD
Laredo ISD
Little Cypress-Mauriceville ISD
Northside ISD
Palacios ISD
Pflugerville ISD
Presidio ISD
San Felipe-Del Rio Cons ISD
Shamrock ISD
Van Vleck ISD

Year 1 - $849,086
Year 2 - $636,814

Summary: Making the Connections (MC) is an innovative language arts program designed to connect teachers, traditionally grounded in Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton, with today's multimedia, digital world. MC will integrate technology into education by means of a dynamic TARGET program with special focus on Language Arts in grades 6-12. Strategies include the creation of new and integration of existing content areas (film, short story, poetry, art, media/public relations) through the use of teaching strategies that effectively integrate technology into curricula and instruction.

TARGET I Cycle 3, ESC Region XV

ESC Region XV
San Felipe Del Rio CISD
Austin ISD
Brazosport ISD
Brownwood ISD
Colorado ISD
Corpus Christi ISD
Dallas ISD
Eagle Pass ISD
Harlingen CISD
Laredo ISD
Little Cypress-Mauriceville ISD
Northside ISD
Palacios ISD
Pflugerville ISD
Presidio ISD
Shamrock ISD
Van Vleck ISD

Year 1 - $850,000
Year 2 - $637,500

Summary: Empowering Science Education through Technology (E-SET) envisions a virtual science community based on an innovative online and field study learning program that seamlessly integrates technology into science education by means of an interdisciplinary curriculum centered on Texas’ rivers, creeks, coastlines and the world oceans. E-SET gives teachers the knowledge and skills to fully integrate technology into the classroom, facilitate student achievement and allow students to develop real world, marketable technology and job skills as they explore fully science, math and the capabilities of the Internet and World Wide Web.