ARRA Competitive Grants

The Georgia ETCs have been working hard on the FY10 Title II, Part D ARRA Competitive Grants. These grants have recently been released and schools are in the process of writing their applications. Of particular interest to Georgia’s media specialists is the Increasing Student Literacy grant. This grant will concentrate on investigating best practices for student use of technology and the Lexile Framework to meet core reading, writing, and digital literacy standards, and the media specialist of awarded schools will be a core member of the grant team. The Increasing Student Literacy grant is also of interest with the coming of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science. The focus of these standards is to ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. Georgia’s Performance Standards are already serving to build a rigorous foundation for the CCSS.
For assistance with the Increasing Student Literacy grant or one of the other three ARRA Competitive Grants, please contact your local ETC.

Emily Hodge
Instructional Technology
University of Georgia Educational Technology Center

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Posted on April 29, 2010, in Information Literacy, Professional Development, Reading, Standards, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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