FROM: Randy I. Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
RE: 2012 CenturyLink/OSPI Teachers & Technology Grant Application
CONTACT: Julia Fallon, Technology Integration Program Manager
(360) 725-6246, TTY number (360) 664-3631
CenturyLink (formerly the Qwest Foundation) has provided $90,000 to the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to promote technology integration and the development of 21st century skills. Teachers & Technology grants are designed to fund projects that use real-world technologies to enrich standards-based curriculum and support student-centered instruction.
The grant application, attached, is the first step in a competitive process that will award $10,000 each to nine teachers or teacher teams who propose a learning project that:
Meets the requirements of the program.
Is selected for funding by a state-level review panel.
Teachers and teacher-librarians1—certified to teach in Washington State—who work in a Washington State school district with at least one school or administrative building
located in a CenturyLink local service area are encouraged to apply (list of eligible school districts below). The grant application deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Hand-delivered applications must arrive at OSPI by 3:00 p.m. February 7, 2012.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Grant awardee names publish on the OSPI Educational Technology Web site, http://www.k12.wa.us/EdTech/Grants/Competitive/QwestFoundation/default.aspx
After July 1, 2012
OSPI makes funds available to districts.
No later than November 1, 2012
Spend the grant funds identified for hardware and software.
Install the new software and equipment in a classroom.
No later than June 30, 2013
Districts must spend the remainder of the grant funds.
No later than August 31, 2013
Recipients’ grant report due back to OSPI.
Mail the original of your completed application package postmarkedno later than Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Hand delivered applications must arrive by 3:00 p.m. on February 7, 2012. OSPI accepts hard copies only—mail or hand-delivered. Do not fax or email your completed application package.
Keep a copy for your records and submit your completed application package to: