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Special Innovative Grants (SIG)

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2018-2019 SIG Guidelines

A Special Innovative Grant (SIG) is a large grant amount of up to $50,000 designed to encourage and support innovative teaching and learning on a large scale.  A Special Innovative Grant (SIG) is designed to:

  • Impact a number of schools and/or a large population of students and positively change the trajectory of school academic performance, student achievement or students’ success in life.
  • Serve as “seed money” for testing new teaching and learning methods or incubate and grow unproven, but promising practices or ideas.
  • Administrators and teachers can apply for this grant.

2018 – 2019 Special Innovative Grant Winner

“Star Lab for Secondary Students”

We awarded a Special Innovative Grant for $48,690 to Julie Edwards and Toni Longino at Bayside Intermediate School! The “Star Lab for Secondary Schools” is a grant that focuses on areas such as space and earth science. The digital star lab is a 360 degree dome, large enough to walk in hold a full class of high school students. The dome offers curriculum support on topics such as moon phases, seasons, life cycle of stars, plate tectonics, layers of the earth and rock cycles. This grant is a district-wide initiative that will impact 17,000 kids from 6th grade to 12th grade, made possible by the tremendous support received from our Quarter Century Club Partners.

2017 – 2018 Special Innovative Grant Winner

The Leader in Me at Armand Bayou Elementary

2016 – 2017 Special Innovative Grant Winner

The Leader in Me at Falcon Pass Elementary

Building on the foundation of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me is designed to create a culture of empowerment for students, staff and community through character development, academic goal setting and leadership.

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Other examples CCEF has already funded:  2014 – Technology Integration Matrix Videos; 2015 – Makerspaces in all High School Libraries