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CITI K-12 RFP. Bidder’s Conference September 19, 2005. Agenda Welcome and Introduction Introduction to CITI Introduction to IT Fluency and ITAC Review of the RFP Submission Logistics Question & Answer. Agenda Welcome and Introduction.

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citi k 12 rfp

CITI K-12 RFP

Bidder’s Conference

September 19, 2005

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Agenda

    • Welcome and Introduction
    • Introduction to CITI
    • Introduction to IT Fluency and ITAC
    • Review of the RFP
    • Submission Logistics
    • Question & Answer
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Agenda

    • Welcome and Introduction

J. Lynn Griesemer, Executive Director, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

Alana Wiens, CITI Project Manager

Charles Schiller, Coordinator of IT Education, UMass Donahue Institute

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Introduction to CITI

  • “CITI is a public/private partnership to promote IT education, through strategic investments, that prepares graduates to participate, lead and innovate in the knowledge-based economy of Massachusetts.”
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Introduction to CITI

  • Launched in 2000
  • K-12, community colleges, public universities and industry
  • State-wide
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Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)

Introduction to CITI

  • Aimed at strengthening, modernizing, and expanding the Computer Science and IT programs in public higher education.
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Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)

Introduction to CITI

  • 2004
    • Expansion to K-12
    • Funding under the Economic Stimulus Package’s Pipeline Fund (administered by the Board of Higher Education)
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Introduction to CITI

  • December RFP
    • 17 applications
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    • Pioneer Valley STEMnet
    • Framingham State College
    • Quinsigamond Community College (BATEC replication)
it fluency
IT Fluency –

CITI Goals

“Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s technology-infused world.”

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IT Fluency –

What is IT Fluency?

The National Research Council’s three types of IT knowledge:

Skills - proficiency with contemporary computer applications

Concepts – e.g., how a computer works, information authenticity

Capabilities - higher-level thinking processes, e.g., problem-solving, reasoning, complexity management

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What is IT Fluency?

  • “By 2010, we envision students graduating from secondary and post-secondary public institutions who are fluent in IT and able to use these skills in any industry context.”
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Information Technology Across the Curriculum

What is ITAC?

  • The integration of IT fluency education across existing subjects and curricula.
  • This approach has been shown to be more effective for non-traditional STEM learners.
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K-12 IT Pipeline Fund Grants Competition

CITI and the Pipeline Fund

  • Working with regional partnerships to produce the best possible programs.
  • Build partnerships within the regions.
  • Encourage coordination within regions.
  • Require regional leaders be notified.
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A – Team Professional Development Grants.

The Grants

  • Partnerships
  • Professional development for in-service teachers
  • IT skills, IT understanding, integration IT throughout existing curriculum
  • Up to $30,000 each
b continuing professional development grants
B – Continuing Professional Development Grants

The Grants

  • Partnerships
  • Previous CITI grantees
  • To train a new group of teachers (up to $20,000) or extend activities with existing teachers ($5,000)
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C – Pre-Service ITAC Integration

The Grants

  • Adapting existing pre-service teacher courses to reflect goals of ITAC and IT fluency
  • Encouraged to offer these courses online
  • $3,000 to $8,000 each
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Agenda

    • Review of the RFP
  • Priorities
  • Understanding of ITAC concept
  • Capacity to provide quality PD
  • Future impact on student learning
  • Expertise and knowledge in this area
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Agenda

    • Review of the RFP
  • Priorities (cont.)
  • Participation of low income schools/districts
  • Evaluation plan
  • Potential for replication
  • Budget
  • Dissemination plan
  • Proposals that fail to meet these will not be reviewed.
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Agenda

    • Review of the RFP

Letter of Intent

By 5 pm October 10th

  • Type of grant
  • Paragraph summary
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Agenda

    • Review of the RFP
  • The Proposal
  • Abstract
  • Narrative
  • Budget and Budget Narrative
  • Attachments
  • See the matrix for the requirements of each type of proposal.

a brief proposal highlighting impact, innovation and logistics

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Agenda

    • Review of the RFP
  • Evaluation
  • evaluation plan required
  • samples available on the website
  • provide means of understanding projects in the broader context
  • provide means of collecting ‘success stories’ from grantees

assessing success

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Agenda

    • Submission Logistics
  • Proposal Submission
  • proposals are to be submitted online
  • proposals are to be within a single document
  • you will receive email confirmation within one business day
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Agenda

    • Submission Logistics

Timeline

RFP released 9/6/05

Questions due 10/7/05

Letter of Intent 10/10/05

Proposals due 10/17/05

Awards announced 11/1/05

Projects conclude 3/31/05

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Agenda

    • Submission Logistics

Remaining questions to awiens@citi.mass.edu

Watch www.citi.mass.edu for news and announcements.

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CITI K-12 RFP

Bidder’s Conference

September 19, 2005