EEP Partners Win $7.2 Million in Grants

EnvisionEdPlus partners won BIG in the last month with 100% of our partners winning in five different competitions. Our partners now have $7,280,164 in grant funds to support initiatives related to school improvement, healthy youth development and STEM education, as well as college and career readiness.

Congratulations to these EnvisionEdPlus partners:

Battelle STEM Grant

Canal Winchester Local School District won $73,752 to support a district-wide PBL project called Cardio in Canal: Design Thinking to Increase Physical Activity.  K-12 teachers and students will participate in a district-wide PBL to increase heart rates through outdoor exercise.  During the PBL, students will work with adults to learn how to effectively plan, implement, monitor, and participate in physical activities that increases the heart rate while utilizing the new Fit Trail stations placed at each of the three school campus sites in the district. Community partners will serve as authentic audience members and provide feedback throughout the process.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

To assist mayors who commit to promoting initiatives and practices that help their communities grow the number of students who pursue and complete degree or credential programs, Learn to Earn Dayton and the Ohio Mayors Alliance were granted $256,000 to offer a one-time subgrant opportunity for member mayors in communities spread across the state. Working in partnership with Philanthropy Ohio, Ohio Excels and the Ohio Cradle-to-Career Network, they plan to use this grant to manage and provide Ohio Cities for Attainment subgrants, which will support the implementation of evidence-based strategies that help advance Ohio toward its goal of 65% of working age adults earning college degrees, certificates or recognized industry credentials.

Ohio Department of Education School Climate Grants

School Climate grants will support grantees’ efforts to implement Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS), social and emotional learning initiatives and related efforts to improve climate and culture. Winners supported by EEP included Campbell City Schools ($5,000), Canal Winchester Local Schools ($10,000), Dayton Public Schools ($50,000), Felicity Local Schools ($5,000), Graham Local Schools ($5,000), Kenton City Schools ($5,000), Liberty Local Schools ($5,000), and Marion City Schools ($30,000).

Ohio Department of Education School Quality Improvement Grants

A+ Arts Academy won $594,988 to build the capacity of educators to implement an integrated multi-tiered system of support for reading and positive behavior. The project will support teachers’ use of evidence based instructional strategies for literacy, social and emotional learning, and positive behavior support for all students while establishing stronger literacy and behavioral interventions in collaboration with community-based service providers.

Campbell City Schools won $899,150 to engage high school students in curricula and programs that connect schoolwork with college and career success and that improve students’ capacity to manage challenges in and out of school, and to implement school-wide social and emotional learning support at its elementary and middle school.

Dayton Public Schools won $2,062,462 for four schools to use improve instructional rigor and differentiation using Every Classroom Every Day or to implement school-wide social and emotional learning support. Each school’s plan was created by local leadership teams based on the specific needs of students and teachers.

Logan Hocking Local Schools won $749,042 to facilitate schoolwide instructional alignment to improve student achievement, provide intensive PD for math and ELA teachers to address instructional gaps that are inhibiting progress towards closing achievement gaps, and to implement an early warning system to identify at-risk students in literacy and math.

Marion City Schools won $1,499,452 to redesign, implement and monitor instructional/non-instructional system changes to improve achievement at two elementary schools and the high school. Components include evidence-based instructional strategies for literacy and disciplinary literacy, expand personalized learning through high school system redesign, standards-based grading and assessment, PBIS, and a district-wide “Care Team,” which will engage community partners within a robust multi-tiered system of support to address barriers to learning.

Sebring Local Schools won $1,030,318 to create a multi-tiered system of support for social and emotional learning, including universal (Tier I) instruction and targeted (Tier II and Tier III) interventions and referrals. Tier I instruction will include the five SEL competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. Tier II and III intervention may include mental health counseling, family outreach, assistance with food security, mentoring or out-of-school youth development programs.

We anticipate ODE will release the next round of School Quality Improvement and Expanding Opportunities for Each Child grant competitions in Fall 2019.  Reserve your spot NOW!

~Michele Timmons, EnvisionEdPlus President

(michele@envisionedplus.com 614.893.7341)

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Supporting Families (Level 1) Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it. 0.00 2020/07/17 2022/03/24 6
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 1) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two “office hours” will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course. 0.00 2021/01/09 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 1) The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class. 0.00 2021/01/30 2022/03/24 4
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 2) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
High Quality Literacy Instruction (Level 1 & 2) Core content includes an overview of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote). 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
Supporting Families (Level 2) In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year. 0.00 2021/03/07 2022/03/30 6
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 1) Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learner’s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your student’s learning. This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms. 0.00 2021/03/18 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 2) This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between “active” and “relational” based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking. 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 4
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 2) This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist. The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learner’s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom. Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge). 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 5
Creativity Belongs in the Classroom (Level 1) Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D. 0.00 2022/01/14 2022/04/10 5

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