Euclid High Receives $250,000 Grant
October 19, 2009
eTech Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education recently announced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Title II-D Competitive Grant recipients for school years 2009 and 2010 which included Euclid High School. This grant focuses primarily on professional development and student learning to build technology-rich learning environments. It will assist schools that are ready and willing to embrace a change that is required in today's 21st century classroom.
The 2009 ARRA grant (Public Law 111-5) provides $10 billion nationally in new funding for programs under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The ARRA will provide $650 million for Education Technology State grants, which fall under the statutes of the Title II-D Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program. Ohio is to receive approximately $23.9 million under the ARRA Title II-D grant. This competitive grant will provide approximately $11.4 million to awarded schools in Ohio.
Through sustained, collaborative, job-embedded professional development and the use of research-based methods, the school teams from each awarded building will experience new models and strategies for teaching and learning. Teachers will become facilitators and co-learners and create technology-enabled learning environments in which students will meet or exceed the state academic content standards and develop 21st century skills.
Euclid High School's team consisting of Patrick Coleman, Tina Collins, David Hathaway, Jamie Smialek, and Matt Young recently attended a grant kick off meeting in Columbus, Ohio. David Warlick, educator and international speaker, inspired the recipients with his talk on Leading Education into a New Century: Telling the New Story and Rebooting the Basics. The event also provided an opportunity for the teams to strategize and network.